- Public Works
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
Collections are 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. The recycling container should be used for commingled recyclables only and placed at the curb the night prior to the scheduled collection but not before 7:00 p.m.
These items should be cleaned and placed in the container, not mixed with other items such as paper or unacceptable items. Plastic bagged recyclables will not be accepted. Commingled recycling consists of plastics (1 and 2 in the triangle on the bottom of the container only), glasses and cans only. Containers should be no bigger than 32 gallons and/or 40 pounds in weight.
Acceptable Items: Soda and water bottles, salad dressing bottles, milk jugs, wine bottles and aluminum cans.
Not Acceptable: Plastic bags, plastic bottle caps, buckets, soap dispenser bottles, wax paper containers, all food containers, toys, flowerpots, light bulbs, window glass, mirrors, ceramic dishes and mugs, paint cans, aerosol cans, books and wire hangers.
Paper (Newspaper, Magazines Phone Books)
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 should be placed at the curb on your assigned recycling day. Metal items includes bicycles, metal bed frames, metal car parts, metal cabinets, computer hard drives/towers, refrigerators, stoves, other appliances and empty paint cans. The law requires that doors be removed from refrigerators and freezers when placed at the curb. Metal items will be picked up when your green container is collected or in the afternoon with a special collection truck.
Please call the Village Municipal Service Yard directly at 516-465-4031 to schedule all e-waste items for pick up. E-waste items include computers, televisions, DVD players and VCRs and vacuums. All e-waste items may also be brought to the Village Yard during normal operating hours.
Green recycling containers are for a homeowner's commingled recycling only. Paper should not be placed in the recycling container. If a resident needs a replacement recycling container, they can purchase one at Village Hall for $20. The Sanitation Department will schedule a drop off of the new container to the residence within 14 days of purchase. If you have any further questions, please contact the Recycling Department at 516-465-4030/4031. Thank you for your cooperation.