Massapequa Sanitation and Recycling

Rules and Regulations
Residents are requested to place their garbage curbside, NOT IN THE ROADWAY, in appropriate containers or plastic bags no larger than 32 gallons and weighing no more than 50 pounds, not earlier than 5 p.m. on the evening before their scheduled collection. Larger items that can be broken down, such as carpets, sheetrock and lumber, should be securely tied in bundles not exceeding 50 pounds and measuring no more than four feet in any direction and put out on any collection day. A total of 10 items, not exceeding 200 pounds in all, may be placed at the curb on any one collection day.

Large Items
Three large items such as refrigerators, air conditioners or large pieces of furniture may be placed at curbside on any collection day. Doors should be removed from refrigerators and freezers. If disposing of a television, It should be brought to one of the S.T.O.P. – Electronic Waste collection days.

Holiday Schedule
There is no Sanitation or Recycling Collection on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas.

When a holiday falls on Monday, Monday collection will be made on Tuesday, and Tuesday collection will be made on Wednesday.

When a holiday falls on Tuesday, Tuesday collection will be made on Wednesday.

When a holiday falls on Thursday, Thursday collection will be made on Friday, and Friday collection will be made on Saturday.

When a holiday falls on Friday, ALL collections will be made on Saturday.

If one of the holidays listed above falls on Saturday, there will be normal collection on Friday .

If one of the holidays listed above falls on Sunday, there will be normal collection on Monday.

Regular Sanitation and Recycling collections are made on:

Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, Columbus Day, Election Day, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

 

RECYCLING

Recycling Hotline – (516)755-1839
Requests For Information, New Pail Requests, Etc
5:30 Am – 3:30pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Rules and Regulations
Product labels may be left on glass bottles, but must be removed from metal cans. Newspapers should be tied separately in bundles not exceeding 12 inches and placed on the top of, or along side, the container. Magazines and advertising mail should also be tied in bundles not exceeding 12 inches and placed on top of, or along side, the container.

Leaf Collection
Call the Sanitation division for the Leaf Collection Schedule (516) 677-5848.

What is Recycled

Metal
Only food & beverage cans. Remove food residue & labels. Put in S.O.R.T. pail.
O.K. ITEMS: Food Cans, Juice Cans, Beverage Cans, Pet Food Cans.
No oil cans, paint cans, aerosol cans, wire clothes hangers, aluminum chair frames, steel & aluminum pipes, license plates, pots & pans.

Glass
Only food & beverage bottles & jars. Remove food residue (labels need not be removed.) Put in S.O.R.T. pail.
O.K. ITEMS: Juice Bottles, Beverage Bottles, Food Bottles & Jars, Liquor & Wine Bottles
No ceramic glass, items made of clay, drinking glasses, light bulbs, home or auto window glass, mirrors, serving dishes

Plastic
Only rigid plastics. Remove food residue & caps. Crush bottles & jugs if possible. Put in S.O.R.T. pail.
O.K. ITEMS: Soft Drink Bottles, Milk & Water Jugs, Detergent, Fabric Softener , & Other Laundry Product Bottles, Shampoo, Conditioner, Liquid Soap & Cleanser Bottles, Salad Dressing Bottles, Syrup, Ketchup & Mustard Squeeze Bottles.
No Styrofoam products (foam cups, plates, packing material,) plastic eating utensils, plastic wraps or food wrappers, flower pots, seedling containers, toys with metal parts, hangers, disposable diapers, hypodermic needles, plastic bags, cardboard milk cartons.

Yard Waste
Yard waste is collected and taken to compost facilities. Yard waste consists of grass clippings, weeds, leaves, tree trimmings/branches/twigs, hedge and shrub clippings, small roots, other garden/yard waste and Christmas trees. These materials should be placed in plastic bags, with each bag weighing no more than 50 pounds. It is very important that no household garbage, refuse or animal waste be placed in the bag with yard waste as these contaminate the yard waste and make it unusable for composting. Branches and large roots should be tied in bundles no more than four feet in length and weighing no more than 50 pounds. Stumps should have all soil removed and be cut into pieces weighing no more than 50 pounds. PLEASE NOTE: Regular S.O.R.T. crews collect the contents of your recycling pail, newspapers, junk mail, etc. Sanitation crews come around the same day to collect yard waste.

Phonebooks, Newspaper & Newspaper Inserts
Tie securely with twine in separate bundles. Place next to S.O.R.T. pail.
Do Not put in brown paper or plastic bags (this is really bad!)

Magazines / Mixed Paper (Advertising Mail)
Only recyclable when bundled & tied with twine SEPARATELY from newspapers.
O.K. ITEMS: Magazines, Catalogs, Color Inserts, Advertising Mail, School Paper, Office Paper, Envelopes (with or without cellophane windows) Brown Envelopes and Telephone Books.
NO Hardcover Books, Paperback Books, Food Boxes, NO Newsprint (newspapers should be bundled & tied separate from MAGAZINES AND MIXED PAPER bundles), NO Corrugated Boxes or Carbon Paper.

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