Department of Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for 21 center lane miles of roadway. They manage daily collection of garbage or recycling from nearly 2,000 residences and about 100 commercial properties. The Department of Public Works, oversees major Village operations including Highway, Sanitation, Drainage, Street Lighting, Signs, Trees, Central Vehicular Maintenance & Village Buildings & Grounds. It is further responsible for all personnel, engineering projects, communications, and accounting for the entire Public Works Department.

Garbage & Recycling Curbside Collection

  • Monday & Thursday for properties north of Glen Avenue
  • Tuesday and Friday for properties south of Glen Avenue
  • Recyclables are picked up curbside throughout the entire Village every Wednesday except during some holiday weeks (see holiday garbage schedule).

PLEASE: In order to avoid injuries, your sanitation workers cannot lift cans that are over 32-gallons in size or 75 pounds in weight. Oversize garbage cans are not permitted and Notices of Violation will be issued for their use.

Large Items & Metal Pickup

Call Village Hall at (516) 671-0080 to arrange for a pick up of large items, furniture, appliances & metal objects

DPW Yard Drop-off

The DPW yard located at 66 Altamont Avenue is open to residents only with proper identification (not to contractors working for residents) on Saturdays from 10AM-2PM for drop-off of assorted debris (yard waste, C&D debris, metal, E-waste disposal, etc.)

FOR RECYCLING ONLY: The Department of Public Works Recycling Center, located on Altamont Avenue, is open on Thursdays from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The facility is only opened for residents on Saturday's from 10AM-2PM for yard waste, C&D debris, metal, and E-waste disposal.

What Not to Bring

Paint, motor oils, anti-freeze, poisons, pesticides, herbicides (such as Weed-B-Gone), rodenticides, fluorescent lamps, lamp ballasts, medical waste, cleaning chemicals, explosives or fireworks, radioactive materials, infectious materials and unlabeled materials. These type of items should disposed of on an official Town of Oyster Bay S.T.O.P. day. Here is additional information about the S.T.O.P. Program.


  • 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.

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