Sanitation

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Schedule:

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

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 • Presidents Day • Memorial Day • Independence Day • Labor Day •
Columbus Day • Veterans Day • Thanksgiving Day • Christmas Day.

Collection for recycling will occur every Wednesday.

There is no regular garbage pick up on Wednesdays

Meadow Carting
516-338-0121


Garbage:
Includes: Kitchen 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 must be kept in watertight containers with tight fitting covers to weigh with contents not more than 75 lbs, and to be kept tightly covered at all times. Garbage should be stored in closed leak proof metallic or plastic cans at rear or side location on the premises.

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.

Pick up is Five (5) days per week excluding Sunday and Wednesday.
Collected from rear or side of house


Refuse:
Includes: Rubbish, plant and grass clippings, leaves, ashes and trash, except garbage, building materials and items too large to be put in containers. 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.

ALL REFUSE must be kept separate from GARBAGE in containers to weigh with contents not more than 75 lbs.

Also, branches and sticks, tied in bundles weighing not more than 50 lbs. and not over 3 feet in length.

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

Please do not put out until evening before pickup and please limit to 8 bags or baskets on any one day.


Recyclables:
Includes: Newspapers, glass bottles, rigid plastics and cans. 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.

Recyclables shall not be mixed with other garbage. All glass bottles, rigid plastics and metal cans shall be placed in a container marked "recycling".

The container must be placed at the curb every Wednesday. Stack and tie or place in brown paper bags, all paper items such as newspapers, magazines, etc. and place at curb every Wednesday. This collection is in lieu of a regularly scheduled garbage collection day.

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.

Do not place recyclables in plastic bags.

NOTE: The recyclables container will be returned by the contractor to the rear of the house where garbage cans are located.

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  


Large Items:
This waste generally includes appliances and furniture, such as chairs, tables, sofas, boxsprings and mattresses, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, carpeting, etc.

Collected by special arrangement ONLY.

For pickup of large items the customer must call Meadow Carting at (516) 338-0121 for pricing and scheduling.


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