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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Town Garbage Pick Up to Start at 5 a.m. on Thursday 2/9 Due to Impending Snow Storm

Farmingville, NY - The current weather forecast indicates heavy snow across Brookhaven on Thursday, February 9, so the Town will begin garbage pick-up one hour earlier at 5 a.m. instead of the usual 6 a.m. start time. The Town urges residents to place garbage cans at the curb earlier than usual, and remove them from the street soon after pick-up to help keep the roads clear for snow plow access. The Town also asks residents to move vehicles that are parked on the street into driveways.


Residents should take these "common sense" precautions to ensure their safety during the snow storm:

  • Stay off the roads and park your car in your driveway to allow snow plows and emergency vehicles to pass.
  • Clear fire hydrants in your area.
  • Remove ice and snow from steps, sidewalks and walkways.
  • Keep cell phones and other electronic devices charged.
  • Have a battery operated radio and a flashlight ready in case of a power outage.
  • When shoveling snow, dress warm in layers and avoid over-exertion.
  • If you must drive, make sure your tires are properly inflated and windshield wipers are working properly.
  • Keep your pets indoors.
  • Check on elderly and infirmed friends and neighbors.
  • Listen to the local radio or television news for weather updates and emergency notifications.
  • When using a generator, place it outdoors and follow all manufacturers' safety precautions.

Residents should call 451-TOWN to report snow related issues. Call 911 for police, fire and ambulance emergencies only. To report a power outage or downed wires, call PSEG at 800-490-0075 or go to their website to file a report online.


Please go to the Town's website for up-to-date snow storm related news, information, weather updates and emergency contact numbers.


The Town will also be sending out email alerts to residents who have registered on our email list. If you are not on the list, you can sign up today. Residents can also sign up for countywide Code Red alerts at the Suffolk County website.


Division of Public Information - Office of the Supervisor

One Independence Hill

Farmingville, NY 11738

Phone: 631-451-6595

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