Through its various divisions, the Department of Environmental Control implements and manages the Town’s Solid Waste stream, environmental protection, recycling, garbage collection, animal control programs.
|Hauppauge Landfill||Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility|
|440 Blydenburgh Rd||1155 Lincoln Ave|
|Hauppauge NY 11788||Holbrook NY 11741|
|(631) 436-6172||(631) 595-3422|
|MacArthur Composting Facility||Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center|
|1101 Railroad Ave||210 South Denver Ave|
|Ronkonkoma NY 11779||Bay Shore NY 11706|
|(631) 467-3337 (call for winter hours)||(631) 224-5660|
Tours of these facilities can be arranged for individuals and groups by appointment. Call (631) 595-3630.
Through the services of a full-time Recycling Educator, a recycling film and a PreK-12 recycling curriculum, both adults and children are instructed about the importance of waste reduction and recycling. This dual commitment of Town and residents allow for the long-term success of these solid waste practices.
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Don't Bag It - Grass Clippings
Grass clippings will not be accepted for curbside pick-up. We asked that you either mulch or drop off your grass clipping at the MacArthur Compost Facility. There are a number of benefits to mulching. For example, by leaving grass clippings on your lawn it serves as a natural fertilizer and will conserve water, therefore your lawn will be greener and grown more vigorously. Click HERE for more more information.
STOP Day (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants)
The Solid Waste division of the Town of Islip (DEC/IRRA) conducts two (2) STOP Days each year. Historically these dates are in Spring and Fall. The location is at our Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility, located on Lincoln Avenue in Holbrook. The time of the event has always been between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. Typical types of waste to be collected are: bug and rodent killers, drain cleaners, fertilizers with herbicides, household batteries, paint thinners and weed killer, etc. Click HERE to view the brochure with a list of acceptable items.
Pharmaceuticals, Controlled Substances and Sharps
The Town of Islip no longer accepts pharmaceuticals, controlled substances or "Sharps" materials, such as syringes, needles, etc. at any of our facilities. Click HERE to view a list of Sharps collection sites within Islip where you can safely dispose of these items. Do not throw pharmaceuticals and/or sharps out with your regular trash.
Other Helpful Links: NYS Depart. of Health Directory of Community Sharps Collection Sites or SCPD Operation Medicine Cabinet
Bay Bottom Leasing Program
The Town of Islip has an established a Bay Bottom Leasing Program encompassing over 100 acres of Town-owned Bay Bottom. Lease Parcels were approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). Click on the link above for more information.
Need a WRAP Pail?
If you've recently moved into a one or two family home in Islip and need a WRAP pail to put your recyclables in, just call (631) 595-3630. If there’s a WRAP (We Recycle America Proudly) pail at the house when move in, you can start recycling. You may also use a regular garbage pail for recyclable materials, and/or bundle newspapers and magazines. Click on the following links to see specific information on when, how and what you should put out with your recyclables or regular garbage. Download the current collection schedule for WRAP here.
Every gas station and oil retailer in Suffolk County is required by LAW to accept automotive waste oil in quantities not to exceed five gallons. If you experience any difficulty at either of these collection facilities, please notify New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at 444–0375. Gas stations are required to accept your oil. The Town will accept waste oil at the Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility, located on Lincoln Avenue in Holbrook, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 2:45 pm or the MacArthur Composting Facility, located on Railroad Avenue in Ronkonkoma, Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 2:45 pm.
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New York State requires a $5.00 deposit on all auto-marine batteries at the point of purchase. For future purchases, when your battery needs replacing, return it for a refund. However, the Town will accept your old battery at no charge at the Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility located on Lincoln Avenue in Holbrook, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 2:45 pm. As an alternative, drop off your used batteries at a local scrap metal dealer. You may even get paid a couple of bucks.
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Children are our greatest resource and we’ve acknowledged their importance by facilitating major recycling efforts in the schools.
School household battery collection:
Many of the schools in the Town have household battery collection containers. Children and residents are encouraged to bring batteries to any one of these locations for proper disposal and/or recycling. To date, we have recycled thousands of pounds of batteries from our residents. To find a school near you with a battery collection container, please call (631) 595-3630.
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The Town is now collecting E-Waste (computers, monitors, printers, electronic games, etc.) curbside at no charge to residents. Residents are encouraged to bring electronic material in need of disposal to the curb with their recyclable materials on the last Wednesday of each month. Residents may also drop off material at the Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility located on Lincoln Avenue in Holbrook, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 2:45 pm.
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Sanitation services are not provided on the above listed holidays. Collections falling on a holiday are CANCELLED.
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