Port Washington, New York
Recycling Made Simple

The Town of North Hempstead has a mandatory recycling program for paper, corrugated, cardboard, bottles and cans. Recycling not only lowers our costs (and your taxes), it is the right thing to do for the environment. You can do your part by carefully following the procedures below.

Sort your recycling into TWO categories:

  • Paper and Cardboard
  • Glass and Plastic (No. 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6 ONLY) and metal cans

Use your recycling bins or other marked containers to sort your materials for recycling. Be sure all material, especially paper and cardboard, is securely tied and/or covered to prevent litter. Plastic recycling is limited to bottles and other plastics identified with the numbers 1,2,4,5, or 6 on the bottom in a recycling logo. Plastics with the numbers 3 or 7, or unmarked plastics should NOT be separated for recycling. Click here for more specific guidelines on what to recycle and what NOT to recycle. Remember that materials for recycling should be placed slightly separated from your regular garbage. 

Recyclables are collected on one of your regular collection days, as shown on the District Map. Set out your recycling at the curb by 7 AM on your recycling day. Route pick-up times can change.

Take Back Programs Sponsored by Industry or Required by Law
Please click here for details on how to properly dispose a wide variety of household items that should be handled with care! 

E-Waste Drop-Off
E-waste (computers, TV's, printers, monitors, cell phones, and all other electronics, as well as lithium and re-chargeable batteries and all fluorescent light bulbs) are now accepted at the Solid Waste Management Authority located at 802 West Shore Road between the hours of 8:30am and 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. These items are also accepted at the Resident Drop-Off Center located at 999 West Shore Road in Roslyn between the hours of 7:30am and 2:30pm on Sundays only.

S.T.O.P. Program

North Hempstead's S.T.O.P. program offers residents of North Hempstead the opportunity to dispose of their household hazardous waste, electronic waste (E-Waste), compact fluorescent bulbs, rechargeable, lithium, button and car batteries, disposal of unwanted and expired pharmaceuticals

For more information on recycling and the S.T.O.P. program for hazardous household waste, click here.

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