Recycling

Each year, the Recycling Program collects, on average, 2,900 tons of bottles, cans and newspapers from commercial and residential locations.

Village E-Cycling Program

The Department of Environmental Conservation has placed restrictions on the collection and disposal of E-Waste (televisions, VCRs, DVD players, electronic or video game consoles, cable or satellite receivers, fax machines, document scanners, computers, computer peripherals such as printers, scanners, monitors, keyboards etc.). Collectors such as the Village will be required to separately collect these items and designate them for recycling or reuse. The Village has contacted a vendor which has been designated by the Town of Hempstead for E-waste recycling and they have agreed to provide a Pod which will be located at the Village Yard for the collection of E-Waste which will be recycled by them.

Residents requesting E-Waste items to be collected at the front curb of their home must first call the Village Yard at 516-465-4032 and schedule their special pick-up for either the first and third Tuesday of each month. You may also bring your "E-Waste" to the Village Yard for proper disposal in the designated area during normal hours of operation. For any questions, please contact the Village Yard directly at 516-465-4031.

For additional information on E-Waste Recycling and to view the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, please visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's E-Waste page.

How to Prepare Your Recyclables for Collection

Collection Day

Collections from curbside on your assigned pick-up day except on holiday weeks: for example, if Tuesday is a holiday, the next scheduled pick-up for that area will be on the following Tuesday.

Glass Bottles & Jars

Rinse food from bottles and jars and place in the bottom of the green bucket. Labels do not have to be removed, but the glass must be free of food residue.

Not Acceptable: Light bulbs, window glass, mirrors, ceramic dishes, mugs, etc.

Aluminum & Metal Containers

Rinse food from all cans and place in the green bucket. Empty paint cans and aerosol cans are also considered recyclable items.

Plastics

Only clean plastic containers with the number 1 or 2 in the triangle on the bottom of the container are acceptable. Examples include milk containers, detergent containers, water bottles, etc. Please clean items prior to placing for collection.

Newspapers, Magazines & Phone Books

Tie securely and place on or next to the green bucket. Do not use plastic bags to hold your papers. Brown paper bags and junk mail can be included with newspapers.

Not Acceptable: Books

Metals

Metals should be placed at the curb on your assigned recycling day. Metal includes bicycle frames, metal bed frames, metal car parts, metal cabinets, metal chairs, typewriters, computer hard drives/towers, refrigerators, stoves, other appliances and empty paint cans. The law requires that doors be removed from refrigerators and freezers.

Any items made of metal, including appliances, bikes, tools, snow blowers, lawn mowers, etc., must be put out on your recycling day next to green bucket. The items will be picked-up when your Green Bucket is collected or in the afternoon with a special collection truck.

E-Waste

Please call the Village Yard directly to schedule collection of all E-Waste items including computers, televisions, DVD players and VCRs. All E-Waste items may also be brought to the Village Yard for placement in the dedicated Pod.

Additional Recycling Reminders

  • Please place your green recycling bucket at the curb before 7:00 a.m.
  • Your green recycling bucket should be used only for recyclable materials.
  • Green recycling bucket remains the property of the Village of Garden City.
  • Never place broken glass in your green recycling bucket.

Recycling Notice

This is a reminder that the green recycling bucket is given to homeowners for the recycling of bottles, cans and plastic containers. Paper should not be placed in the bucket. Newspapers, magazines, phone books and junk mail should be tied or put into bags and then placed next to the recycling bucket. If you have any questions, please contact the Recycling Department at 516-465-4030. Thank you for your cooperation.