|As one of the East End's oldest and largest sanitation companies, we are involved with environmental issues every day. Moreover, the Norsic family has lived in this area for nearly a century. Here's where we've chosen to build our homes and raise our families. We are active in civic and volunteer organizations and we're proud to be a part of the fabric of this community. We have deep roots here and we intend to stay. Naturally, we are deeply committed to the preservation of a healthy environment for the Hamptons in particular, the East End in general, for the larger community of Long Island and it's surrounding waters.
We know that we have an impact on the environment just as we know that every other business, every government agency, indeed, every individual, has an impact on the environment. It's just a fact of life. We also know that for each of us, it is a responsibility to see that the impact we do have is a positive one. Here is what we're doing.
First, the very nature of our business puts us in the forefront of efforts to preserve the environment. The east end, as we know it, would not exist without companies such as ours. We are specialists in servicing septic systems in the sandy soil conditions and high water table of the area. We haul tons of household garbage and commercial waste to authorized dump sites every day, and we provide field sanitation for farm workers, road construction crews, builders and special events throughout the East End.
To accomplish this, we must operate specialized equipment and we know it is imperative that steps be taken to minimize the impact that equipment has on the environment. We have taken those steps.
We have hired several staff mechanics to maintain our equipment so that noise and emissions are kept at a minimum. We have paved our property to keep down the dust that would otherwise be kicked up by truck traffic and the perimeter of the property has been landscaped, not only for aesthetic reasons, but also specifically designed to help with noise abatement. We have also instituted a number of policies and procedures to keep unnecessary noise from disturbing our neighbors. We have built sound absorbing birms along the boundry-line.
We have also appointed an Environmental Issues Coordinator to help focus our efforts in these matters. Having worked for years in jobs where he regularly dealt with environment-related issues, Brian G., was the obvious choice to tackle the job.
He has organized the work-flow on the property to optimize efficiency and reduce noise and dust. He accepts and evaluates all environment-related suggestions and / or complaints. He supervises operations on the property and advises us on environmental policies. He is organizing a program whereby we can exchange ideas and information with other sanitation companies so that the industry, as a whole, can become better informed and more responsive. Brian also acts as liason with interested gonvernmental agencies.
Our efforts go even further. For several years, we have participated in the Suffolk County Adopt-A-Highway program where our employees volunteer to clean up a section of local highway on a regular basis. We belong to trade organizations that routinely address environmental issues and we have always been willing to listen to responsible criticism and to take corrective action where it is warranted. Why wouldn't we? We live here and when it comes to the environment, we're all in it together.
To make a suggestion or lodge an environmental complaint, write to:
Emil Norsic & Son, Inc.,
Include your name and address so that we can keep you informed as to what we're doing.