Sanitation and Recycling Collection

(516) 677-5848

The Sanitary Collection Services Division picks up more than 800 tons of garbage each collection day in a massive operation requiring 44 trucks and nearly 170 employees.


Rules and Regulations

Residents are requested to place their garbage curbside, NOT IN THE ROADWAY, in appropriate containers or plastic bags  not earlier than 5 p.m. on the evening before their scheduled collection. The Town of Oyster Bay Sanitation Division does not service pails that are larger than 32 gallon in size, have attached lids, or that are designed for mechanical 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.



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, Veterans Day Thanksgiving and 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.

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.