On Pesach eve, 5 Towns gets extra trash pick ups and chametz burn


Sanitary District 1 will be collecting chometz on Friday from 7 am to 1 pm at garbage trucks parked by the Long Island Rail Road stations in Cedarhurst and Lawrence, Young Israel of Woodmere at 859 Peninsula Blvd. in Woodmere, and Temple Hillel at 1000 Rosedale Road in North Woodmere.

There will also be all day trash collection of securely tied bags that are placed at the curb, from 7 am to 1 pm on Friday. 

A special home pick up can be requested by calling 516-239-5600 between 7 am and 1 pm on Friday. District officials said an exact pick up time cannot be guaranteed.

District Superintendent George Pappas credited Cedarhurst Mayor Benjamin Weinstock, Lawrence Mayor Martin Oliner, several local rabbis, County Legislator Howard Kopel (R-Lawrence), and Town of Hempstead Councilmen Bruce Blakeman and Anthony Santino, for helping to “organize this important community service.”

Woodmere burning

The Woodmere Fire Department will hold its annual chometz burning from 6:30 am to about noon on Friday in the back of the firehouse at 20 Irving Place in Woodmere.