Environmental Resources


The Department of Environmental Resources focuses on environmental programs to ensure the preservation, conservation and protection of natural resources and energy within the Town, including marine life, waterways, wetlands, air, soil, wildlife, groundwater, flora and fauna for the benefit of present and future Town residents.

The department also oversees the operation of Town’s Animal ShelterGeesePeace Program, S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Collection Program, and Homeowners Cleanup Program.

Environmental Control Commission (E.C.C.)

Environmental Planning, Conservation and Outreach Division

Solid Waste Disposal and Landfill Remediation Division

This division plans, undertakes and oversees the daily operations and monitors activities at the Old Bethpage Solid Waste Disposal Complex. This division also oversees the: S.T.O.P. Program, Electronic Waste Recycling Program and the Homeowners Cleanup Program.

View the 2017 S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) and Electronic Waste Recycling Program Brochure

View the 2017 Homeowner’s Cleanup Brochure

Environmental Quality Review Division

Animal Shelter


Town of Oyster Bay Shellfish Maps

DEC Changes Designations of Shellfish Harvesting Areas in Nassau and Suffolk Counties 10-22-15  [Read More]

D.E.C. Notice of Seasonal Closure to all Shellfish Harvesters in the Town of Oyster Bay [Read more]

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Shellfisheries Section has determined that water quality in a portion of Cold Spring Harbor in the Town of Oyster Bay has changed, requiring reclassification to protect public health.

Storm Water Management Program

New York State has a program, which has been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, for the control of waste water and storm water discharges in accordance with the federal Clean Water Act. The program is known as the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) and is broader in scope than that required by the Clean Water Act in that it controls point source discharges to groundwaters as well as surface waters.

Theodore Roosevelt Blueway Trail