Become a shell recycling partner and let us reuse your shells to help restore the local shellfish habitat in Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor. Recycled shells will be used to help restore the Oyster Bay/ Cold Spring Harbor bay bottom and natural habitat. By participating in this crucial initiative, you are a vital part in our efforts to better the marine environment!

Don’t let your shells go to waste!  Collect shells from daily business activities like cooking and consumption to help reduce and repurpose waste. Your shells are then prepared for reuse at our curing facility. Cured shells will re-enter the environment from which they came, restoring the bay bottom with recycled shells.

Shellfish play a vital role in our environment.  If you are interested in finding out more about how your recycled shells will benefit the Shellfish Habitat Restoration Project, please contact the Department of Environmental Resources at: (516) 677-5730 or If you are interested in joining our partner program, please fill out the form below.

Thanks to our proud partners

*Each 5-gallon bucket holds 1/2 bushel of shells.
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