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Sanitation & Recycling Information 


  • Recycling Information Brochure
  • Recycling Information Brochure (Spanish)
  • Flyer - How to Recycle in TONH
  • Flyer - How to Recycle in TONH (Spanish)
  • 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 and #2 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.
  • Residents in Town of North Hempstead Garbage Districts are required to supply their own recycling buckets for recycling set out.  The Town provides decals for all Town of North Hempstead residents for labeling their recycling buckets.  Call 311 to order your decals.  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.  See the Recycling Brochure or watch the Recycling Videos to find out more.  

Garbage Collection Services

  • Click Here for information regarding Town of North Hempstead's Garbage Collection Services

    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 on Sundays, 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, 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 the Sunday Resident Drop-off will be closed on 4/4/21* 

    Payments can only be made via credit or debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

    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

    Starting March 7, 2021, the Sunday Residential Drop-off will resume operating every SUnday.

    Call 311 for Resident Drop-Off Holiday Schedule.

    No Commercial Vehicles Allowed. North Hempstead Residents Only.

    *North Hempstead residents with rental vehicles (i.e. Budget, U-haul, Enterprise, etc.) will be accepted at the facility. No rental vehicles larger than a van will be allowed. Effective June 14, 2020 - no trailers will be permitted to allow as many residents as possible to dispose of waste and prevent commercial disposal.

    A valid drivers license with a North Hempstead address is required.

    The fee schedule, is as follows: 

    SWMA will accept yard waste, residential household rubbish, and residentially-generated construction & demolition debris*** at the resident drop-off for the following fee schedule:

    Vehicle minimum charge* $5.00/vehicle (includes 100 pound disposal).  Every additional (20) pounds of disposal ** $1.00 (per each additional 20 pounds). Costs for each additional increment will be correlated to the lowest (20) pound increment. Weights and measures shall be calculated by SWMA transfer station scale.  All transactions are final.  

    • Recyclable newspaper, corrugated cardboard and mixed paper No Charge 
    • Recyclable bottles, cans, plastics material No Charge 

    IMPORTANT 2021 RESIDENTIAL DROP-OFF CHANGES

    STARTING IN 2021, E-WASTE WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED AT THE SUNDAY RESIDENTIAL DROP-OFF. INSTEAD, E-WASTE MAY BE DISPOSED OF AT THE FOLLOWING 2021 TOWN EVENTS:

    Date Location  Time
    January 23rd  802 West Shore Road, Pt. Washington 8am-12pm
    February 20th 802 West Shore Road, Pt. Washington 8am-12pm
    March 21st (STOP) North Hempstead Beach Park, North Lot 9am-3pm
    April 17th North Hempstead Beach Park, North Lot 8am-12pm
    May 15th 802 West Shore Road, Pt. Washington 8am-12pm
    June 27th (STOP) Westbury High School, 1 Post Road, Old Westbury 9am-3pm
    July 17th 802 West Shore Road, Pt. Washington 8am-12pm
    September 12th (STOP)  North Hempstead Beach Park, North Lot 9am-3pm
    October 23rd North Hempstead Beach Park, North Lot 8am-12pm
    November 13th (STOP) North Hempstead Beach Park, North Lot 9am-3pm

    THIS IS BEING DONE TO IMPROVE THE OPERATION OF THE RESIDENTIAL DROP-OFF.

    IN ADDITION, STARTING IN 2021, THE TOWN IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE TOWN WILL START COLLECTING CLEAN NO. 5 PLASTIC CONTAINERS FOR RECYCLING AT THE RESIDENTIAL DROP OFF. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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