Improperly disposing of products such as waste oil, oven cleaner, paint thinner, spot remover or photo chemicals may contaminate your own water supply.
Long Island depends upon an underground aquifer system for its water supply. Anything poured on the ground or put into cesspools, storm drains or recharge systems can work its way down into the aquifer or our harbors and bays.
Residents are urged to bring all household hazardous waste to a S.T.O.P. collection. A schedule of collection dates and locations is shown below.
2017 S.T.O.P. and Electronic Waste Days
Hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All programs will take place at the Town’s Old Bethpage Solid Waste Disposal Complex, 101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd., Old Bethpage, NY, 11804:
Saturday, April 8
Saturday, May 6
Saturday, June 10
Saturday, July 15
Saturday, August 12
Saturday, September 9
Saturday, October 14
Sunday, November 5
- Store wastes safely and securely until the next S.T.O.P. day.
- Take care not to spill wastes when transporting them to the collection site. Wear rubber gloves when handling wastes.
[one_half last=”no”]What you can bring to S.T.O.P. collections (partial listing)*
- Oil-based & latex paints
- Brake & transmission fluids
- Drain & oven cleaners
- Spot removers
- Automobile tires (with or without rims)
- Small aerosol cans
- Outdoor gas grill propane tanks
- Compact fluorescent bulbs
- Waste motor oil & antifreeze
- Most pesticides & insecticides
- Photo chemicals
- Wood preservatives
- Automobile batteries
- Rechargeable and button batteries
- *Town reserves right to limit quantities
[/one_half][one_half last=”yes”]What you cannot bring to S.T.O.P. collections
- Explosives*, fireworks
- Radioactive materials
- Infectious materials(medical waste)
- Unlabeled materials (unless identifiable by our contractor)
- * Visual Distress Flares during special program event only.
[/one_half]You Don’t Have To Store Used Motor Oil Between S.T.O.P. Collections
Residents may bring used motor oil to the Town of Oyster Bay waste oil collection sites listed below.
New York State law requires every service station and major retailer that sells more than 500 gallons of motor oil to accept used motor oil at no charge. In addition, the Town has waste oil tanks for used motor oil and marine waste oil at the following locations:
T.O.B. Solid Waste Disposal Complex
Claremont Road, Old Bethpage
(7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday)
Harry Tappen Marina
Shore Road, Glenwood Landing
(During normal park hours)
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park
Bay Avenue, Oyster Bay
(During normal park hours)
For additional information about the S.T.O.P. Program, please call (516) 677-5943.
The S.T.O.P. Program is funded, in part, by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Electronic Waste Recycling Program
The Town of Oyster Bay continues its leadership role in recycling by initiating the first regularly scheduled Electronic Waste Recycling program on Long Island. The program addresses the growing nationwide problem of e-waste, such as computers, cell phones, pagers and VCRs. These items not only have a low level of biodegradability, but they contain materials such as lead, mercury and cadmium that are highly toxic when released into the environment. This program ensures these items will not wind up in a landfill or incinerator. Electronic Waste Recycling will be held the same days as the S.T.O.P program (see above listing of dates and locations).
What you may bring to Electronic Waste Recycling Collections
- Computers & computer monitors
- Small scale servers
- Cathode ray tubes
- Hard drives
- Electronic or video game consoles
- Digital cameras
- Electronic keyboards
- Portable digital music players
- Cell phones
- Televisions & cable/satellite receivers
- Digital video recorders
- Digital converter boxes
- Stereos, speakers & radio equipment
- Electronic mice or similar pointing devices
- VCR’s & DVD’s
- Microwave ovens
- Computer peripherals & small electronic equipment (including any cable, cord, or wiring permanently affixed to or incorporated into the computer peripheral or small electronic equipment.)
- Copiers, fax machines, printers and scanners (only those intended for use with a computer and weighing less than 100 lbs.)
YOU DON’T HAVE TO STORE ELECTRONIC WASTE BETWEEN ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION DAYS
Residents may bring electronic waste to the T.O.B. Solid Waste Disposal Complex, 101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road, Old Bethpage, EVERY WEEKDAY, FROM 7:00 a.m. TO 2:30 p.m. E-waste may also be brought to Homeowners Cleanup Programs.
Homeowners Cleanup Days
Homeowners located within the Town’s Solid Waste Disposal District may dispose of accumulated debris on the dates listed below. If you live in the following villages you are NOT permitted to use the Homeowners Cleanup days:
Bayville, Brookville, Centre Island, Cove Neck, Lattingtown, Laurel Hollow, Matinecock, Mill Neck, Muttontown, Old Brookville, Oyster Bay Cove, Roslyn Harbor, Sea Cliff, Upper Brookville, Glenwood-Glen Head Garbage District and Old Westbury.
Proof of residency is required. This program is for homeowners only. No businesses and NO vehicles with more than four wheels will be permitted to enter. Six wheel or larger vehicles are not permitted. This program is for non-hazardous waste only. You can bring Latex paint because it is non-hazardous. Oil-based paints are hazardous as are nearly all other houshold chemicals. Hazardous items can only be brought to the Town’s S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program. For further information contact the Department of Environmental Resources at 677-5811.
Disposal of boats, trailers, campers, motorcycles, mopeds, or any other registered conveyance which is registered by the State Department of Motor Vehicles, will require proof of ownership (Title and or Registration) to be surrendered at the time of disposal. In addition, all fluids, such as: gas, oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, waste, etc., must be removed prior to arrival at the disposal facility.
Residents are encouraged to include tires, large metal items, yard waste and clean broken concrete, all of which will be recycled. Please pre-separate these items for disposal in separate bins.
SAFE & SECURE ON-SITE PAPER SHREDDING PROGRAM
on Selected Homeowners Cleanup Dates
Homeowners may bring any unwanted documents such as old tax-returns, bills, bank statements, etc.
Documents are shredded on site.
*Town of Oyster Bay Residents Only, no businesses, limit three banker size boxes per resident.
2017 Cleanup Program Dates
T.O.B. Solid Waste Disposal Complex
Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road,
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 29 – Paper Shredding
Saturday, May 13
Saturday, June 24 – Paper Shredding
Saturday, July 22
Saturday, August 19 – Paper Shredding
Saturday, September 23
Saturday, October 21 – Paper Shredding
Sunday, November 19