Residents are provided with waste disposal & recycling services based on their category of residence. For more specific information about collection and recycling, please select from the types of residencies below:
Recyclables collection is very important to the Town. The Town code requires that certain waste management procedures be followed.
For example, recycling is mandatory within the Town, even for those not served under the Town contracts (such as apartment complexes, businesses, and schools).
WHAT GOES INTO YOUR CURBY CAN?
LIST OF ACCEPTABLE MATERIAL
||HOW TO PREPARE
||Cans, beverage & food containers, foil and pie pans
||Hardbound, paperback and text books
||paperboard boxes, corrugated boxes, egg containers, food boxes, cereal & pizza boxes, frozen food packaging, mailing boxes, shoe boxes.
||Remove any plastic or Styrofoam packaging material from inside the boxes.
||Waxed cartons used for liquids such as juice, milk or soups
||Bottles, jars(brown, clear or green) used for food, liquids, beverages, soda and water.
||Junk mail, catalogs, cards, magazines, envelopes, etc
||All types of metal including beverage and food containers, steel, tin, iron, etc
||All colors and types and colors. Catalogs, folders, junk mail,mixed paper, newspaper, non-metallic wrapping paper, office paper, printer paper, school paper, etc.
||Please place in a clear plastic bag
||All plastic containers # 1-7
||milk/soda crates, buckets, laundry baskets, plastc lawn furninture, plastic drums, coolers, plastic flower pots, watering cans, large water bottles, pallets, pet carriers, shelving, closet organizers, unwanted garbage cans
||All empty aerosol Cans
||Cans & Foil
The Town's contracts with the carters also asks residents to follow certain procedures regarding waste set-outs. Town-wide, the Town also collects (by appointment) large metal recyclables (such as appliances), and bulk wastes (such as furniture).
The Town of Brookhaven is divided into 35 garbage improvement areas and eight incorporated villages (Belle Terre, Bellport, Lake Grove, Oldfield, Patchogue, Poquott, Port Jefferson, and Shoreham) that are responsible for adminstration of garbage services. The villages arrange for waste management as they see fit, although the Town will provide certain services to village residents.