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Sanitation & Recycling Information 

  • Recycling Information- North Hempstead residents regardless of garbage district have an obligation under New York State and local law to recycle.  In compliance with the state and local mandate each district operates a recycling program. Under the recycling programs certain post-consumer items are designated for source separation by residents and separate set-out for collection.  There is no Single Stream Recycling (the commingling of recyclables in the same truck) allowed in the Town of North Hempstead.
  • Each recycling program includes glass bottles and jars, metal cans, aluminum foil and wrap, plastics #1, #2, #4, #5 & #6 and all clean paper (including newspaper, magazines, paper & hard cover books, phonebooks, junk mail, grey cardboard (shirt cardboard) and corrugated cardboard). The collection schedules vary among communities in accordance with individual garbage districts.
  • Some garbage districts supply their residents with the appropriate recycling receptacles for setting out recyclables, but others may not. It is important to know your garbage district, what the set out requirements in your district are and what carter is responsible for picking up your particular neighborhood, when trying to obtain information.  
    • Click Here to download a copy of North Hempstead's General Guide to Recycling

Sunday Resident Drop-off

  • The Town of North Hempstead Solid Waste Management Authority offers the opportunity to properly dispose of residential recyclables and non-hazardous household waste every Sunday, except for holidays. Household hazardous waste can only be dropped-off at S.T.O.P. events held annually.  At the present time, clean and unsoiled recyclables and electronic items that are subject to the 2010 NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (provide link to the list of items that are acceptable), can be dropped-off free-of-charge.  For non-hazardous waste, such as general refuse, furniture, residentially generated do-it-yourself construction and demolition debris and yard waste, there is a minimum charge of $5.00 (includes 100lb disposal, $1.00 per each additional 20 lbs.). Please note that as of January 1, 2017 payments can only be made via credit or debit, cash will no longer be accepted.

The credit card processing service utilized by the Town of North Hempstead charges 2.35% on credit card charges and 1.95% on debit card charges. The minimum service fee on credit card charges is $1.50 and the minimum service fee on debit charges is $1.95.
Note: The service fee is charged to the customer, the user of the service, rather than being passed along to all taxpayers.

Proof of residency is required. Commercial vehicles are not allowed.  

Sunday Resident Drop-off Hours of Operation:

Sundays Only, 7:30am - 2:30pm at 999 West Shore Road, Roslyn,

Closed Sunday, September 3  2017 for Labor Day weekend 

Solid Waste Management Authority
Transfer Station
999 West Shore Road
Port Washington, NY 11050

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017, CASH WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED AND PAYMENTS ARE CREDIT AND DEBIT ONLY.


Call 311 for Resident Drop-Off Holiday Schedule.

No Commercial Vehicles Allowed.  North Hempstead Residents Only. Proof of Residency is required.  A Valid Drivers License Is Necessary. 

*North Hempstead residents with truck rentals (i.e. Budget, U-haul, Enterprise, etc.) will be accepted at the facility with a rental agreement and valid driver’s license proving Town of North Hempstead residency.

The fee schedule is as follows: 

  • Recyclable newspaper, corrugated cardboard and mixed paper No Charge 
  • Recyclable bottles, cans, plastics material No Charge 
  • Electronic Waste (e-waste) No Charge

SWMA will accept homeowner generated yard waste (loose in a receptacle or in paper lawn and leaf bags ONLY, no plastic bags), residential municipal solid waste and homeowner DIY generated construction & demolition debris at the resident drop-off.  If any of the material was the result of contracted services, your service provider is required by law to haul away the resulting material.  The fee schedule for homeowners DIY generated yard waste, residential municipal solid waste and construction & demolition debris is: 

Vehicle minimum charge* $5.00/vehicle (includes 100 pound disposal).  Every additional (20) pounds of disposal ** $1.00 (per each additional 20 pounds).  

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017, CASH WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED AND PAYMENTS ARE CREDIT AND DEBIT ONLY.

*Weights and measures shall be calculated by SWMA transfer station scale.  All transactions are final

**Costs for each additional increment will be correlated to the lowest (20) pound increment.

For more information on Residential Drop-Off, please call 311