FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: June 16, 2021
CONTACT: Councilwoman Julie Lofstad
PHONE: (631) 287-5745
Town Partners with Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk to Collect Reusable Items at North Sea Transfer Station
Southampton Town Councilwoman Julie Lofstad was joined by Town staff, Lee Silberman of Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, and local residents to launch the start of the Partnership to Reuse Program at the North Sea Transfer Station today. The program, led by Councilwoman Lofstad in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, will collect new or slightly used furniture, appliances, kitchen cabinets and building materials from Town Residents. The materials will then be resold at the Suffolk ReStore in Ronkonkoma, with proceeds supporting affordable housing projects.
“I’m very excited about this partnership,” said Councilwoman Lofstad. “It will keep functional and usable items out of landfills, while helping Habitat for Humanity build affordable housing, which is consistent with the Town’s goals to reduce waste and increase our affordable housing inventory.”
“Southampton residents can now pass-on unwanted items, clear clutter while making a difference, helping Habitat build affordable housing for low-mid income families in Suffolk County. Items donated to Suffolk ReStore are sold to the public to support Habitat's vision - a world where everyone has a decent place to live. This is a win-win for everyone,” stated Lee Silberman, CEO/Executive Director of Habitat of Humanity of Suffolk.
Southampton Town Residents can drop off items at the North Sea Transfer Station on Wednesdays from 10am-2pm. Commercial entities and contractors can participate by contacting Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk directly to arrange for off-site pick-ups.
For more information on the Residential Reuse Program, contact Councilwoman Julie Lofstad at 631-287-5745 or Courtney Collins at 631-459-3964 or firstname.lastname@example.org....
Lee Silberman, CEO/Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity,
Councilwoman Julie Lofstad,
Ed Thompson, Environmental Facilities Manager, Town of Southampton
Richard Casabianca, Town Resident
Courtney Colliins, ReStore Donations Manager, Habitat for Humanity
Details of programs