Department Public Works
New Recycling Procedures: All recycling will only be picked up on Wednesdays, except as noted during holiday weeks. Sanitation crews will make two passes each Wednesday, one to pick up glass, plastic & metal and a separate pick up for paper & cardboard. Glass, plastic & metal can be comingled in one container but paper & cardboard should be placed in a separate container. Paper does not have to be bundled; however, it should be placed in a manner that does not allow it to blow around. Cardboard boxes no longer need to be crushed; boxes may be placed inside other boxes. All recycling MUST be free of regular garbage or it will not be taken. For more information on recycling program, click the attached. RECYCLING PAMPHLET
Following these procedures are earth friendly, will decrease the volume of waste that ends up in landfills and will save tax dollars.
Sanitation cannot lift cans that are over 32-gallons in size. Oversize garbage cans are not permitted and Notices of Violation will be issued for oversize cans.
Recyclables are picked up curbside throughout the Village every Wednesday except during some holiday weeks (see holiday garbage schedule).
Glass, plastics and metals:
Place glass plastics and tin cans in your recycling container. Rinse out glass, plastic and tin cans prior to placing these items in the container to prevent rodent infestation. If you need to replace your recycling container, a new one may be purchased at Village Hall or at a local hardware store.
Should be placed in a separate bin and will be picked up on a second pass by sanitation crews. Paper can now be placed in a separate recycling container and does not have to be bundled; however, it should be placed in a manner that does not allow it to blow around, see recycling pamphlet by clicking link in first paragraph above for details.
Call Village Hall at 671-0080 to arrange for a pick up of metal objects, e.g. metal lawn furniture, satellite dishes, metal ladders, etc.
The Department of Public Works Recycling Center, located on Altamont Avenue, is open on Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
See Recycling Pamphlet by clicking link in first paragraph above for details.
What not to bring:
Herbicides containing 2,4,5-T and 2, 4-D, such as Weed-B-Gone, kepone, explosives or fireworks, radioactive materials, infectious materials and unlabeled materials. These type of items should disposed of on an official S.T.O.P. day. For additional information about the S.T.O.P. Program and the disposal of large metal and concrete debris, call the Town of Oyster Bay Dept of Environmental Resources at 677-5935 or download this flyer.
Acceptable for electronic waste recycling:
Computer monitors and hard drives, television sets, cell phones, printers, pagers, keyboards, VCRs, copiers and fax machines and stereos.
Unacceptable for electronic waste recycling:
Small household appliances and microwave ovens.
For additional information about the S.T.O.P. Program and the disposal of large metal and concrete debris, call the Town of Oyster Bay Dept of Environmental Resources at 677-5935 or download this flyer.