Sanitation

Meadow Carting
516-338-0121

The Town of North Hempstead Recycling ordinance mandates the separate collection of glass, metal and plastic containers, newspapers, magazines, junk mail and corrugated boxes. All recyclables will be collected according to the schedule.

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Recycling Schedule

Collection for recycling will occur every Wednesday.
There we no longer be regular garbage pick up on Wednesdays


Place all newspapers & cardboard tied & bagged at your curbside. Place all recycling at curbside. Men will return all garbage containers to the location on premises where found.

NOTES:
Corrugated boxes must be broken into flat pieces, secured with twine and placed next to newspapers. Corrugated boxes used for shipping and packaging are to be included: lighter weight cardboard such as cereal boxes or gift boxes are not included.

Yard waste bagged or bundled will be picked up a curbside every garbage day. There will be no yard waste pick up on recycling days.

Recyclable Items Include: 

These materials can be mixed and should be placed in brown paper bags or tied with twine:
Newspapers index cards
magazines greeting cards
junk mail paperback books
catalogues non-metallic wrapping paper
construction paper corrugated boxes (used for shipping and packing)*
envelopes (without plastic windows)  
*corrugated boxes  must be broken into flat pieces, secured with twine and placed next to newspapers. Lighter weight cardboard such as cereal boxes or gift boxes are not included.
 
These items are to be placed in recycling buckets:
Aluminum foil metal containers
pie tins plastic containers
pots and pans  

Do not place recyclables in plastic bags.

Place Recyclables at curbside. Garbage containers will be returned to the location on the premises where found.

 Pick Up Schedule

Monday Garbage & Yard Waste
Tuesday Garbage & Yard Waste
Wednesday Recycling
Thursday Garbage & Yard Waste
Friday Garbage & Yard Waste
Saturday Garbage & Yard Waste

Garbage: 
Waste generated from the normal day to day operation of the household and kitchen. This includes all food waste, fish, meats and vegetables, paper packages, etc.

Garbage is collected six days per week exclusive of Sunday. Except on Wednesday which is recycle day. Collection will be made from rear of house.

Garbage should be stored in closed leak proof metallic or plastic cans at rear or side location on the premises. Containers should be water tight with tight fitting covers to weigh with contents not more than 75 lbs. No collection will be made inside the house or garage. During periods of snow, the resident is required to provide a cleared path to the location of the garbage. Garbage is to be collected from one location only.

Note: Yard Waste bagged or bundled will be picked up at curbside every garbage day. There will be no yard waste pick up on recycling days.

Rubbish:
Waste generated from the normal maintenance of the household other than kitchen waste, yard waste and recyclables. This may include scrap lumber, wall board, plaster, indoor tile or materials from the cleanup of an attic, garage or closets.

Such material is to be stored in closed containers when possible and is to be placed at the curb for collection. All refuse must be kept separate from garbage. Each container should not weigh more than 75 pounds. Branches and sticks should be tied in bundles weighing not more than 50 lbs. and should not be over 3 feet in length. Rubbish and garbage are collected at the same time according to the schedule.  Please do not put out until evening before pickup and please limit to 8 bags or baskets on any one day.

Large Items:
This waste generally includes appliances and furniture, such as chairs, tables, sofas, boxsprings and mattresses, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, carpeting, etc. For pickup of large items the customer must call Meadow Carting for pricing and scheduling.

Time of collection:
All collection in the Village is to be made between the hours of 8 am and 2 pm, Monday through Friday and 8 am to 2:30 pm on Saturday. No collection will be made on Sundays and the following legal holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Excluded Items:
The following items are considered to be excluded from all collection:

Hazardous waste, infectious medical waste and volatile materials. Also, any materials resulting from construction or renovation of the premises by contractors, including plaster, bricks, broken asphalt, concrete, scrap lumber, scrap metal, granite, marble, other stone and stoneware's porcelain, mortar, terra cotta, lime, gypsum, asbestos, pipes (pipes and wrought iron are recyclable when delivered directly to the Town's facility). .

Also excluded are large amounts of rubbish generated by any accumulated clean-up or residential moving operation which will be considered the same as contractor's materials.

Hazardous Materials:
To dispose of toxic substances, use the S. T. O. P. Program (STOP THROWING OUT POLLUTANTS). 
Common household products like paints, cleaners and polishes, can endanger our groundwater resource if disposed of indiscriminately with regular household garbage, and they can actually be corrosive, toxic or explosive. Over the last few years, the S. T. O. P. Program, sponsored by the North Hempstead Solid Waste Management Authority, has provided a scheduled collection program for citizens to drop off these products so they may be disposed of properly.
Remember: Batteries, motor oil, bottles, cans and other ordinary trash can be dropped off any Saturday or Sunday at the North Hempstead Solid Waste Management Authority, 999 West Shore Road, Roslyn. The hours are 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
For further information call the STOP Program at (516) 767-4608 or (516) 767-4600.

Aerosol cans Motor Oil
Air Conditioning Refrigerants Non Latex Paints
Ammonia and Solid Bowl Cleaners Oven Cleaners
Anti-Freeze Paint Thinners
Batteries Pet Cleaners
Bug and Rodent Killers Pesticides
Bleach and Disinfectants Photographic Chemicals
Chemistry Kits Polish & Wood Preservatives
Drain cleaners Pool Chemicals
Deodorizers Rug & Upholstery Cleaners
Fertilizers with Herbicides Soaps (Perfumed)
Flammable Liquids (fire starters) Solvents
Laundry Products Spot Removers
Medicines and Medical Ointments Weed Killers

The following will not be accepted by the S.T.O.P. Program:

Problems or questions, call:

Meadow Carting
516-338-0121