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Recycling (S.O.R.T.) Program

 

(516) 677-5745

 

Known as S.O.R.T (Separate Oyster Bay’s Recyclables Today), the Town’s recycling program began as a pilot project in 1987.  This program currently services over 80,000 homes within the Town of Oyster Bay Solid Waste Disposal District and the Villages of Farmingdale and Massapequa Park, as well as more than 1,100 businesses.

 

Residents are issued a yellow S.O.R.T container that is 32 gallon capacity or smaller.  Various plastic materials and metal containers can be placed inside. Please call (516) 677-5745 to request a new bin.

 

Please take a moment to listen to what is and what is not recyclable in the Town of Oyster Bay.

 

PLASTIC RECYCLABLES

DO RECYCLE

 

  • All hard plastics labeled #1 or #2 are recyclable in your yellow pail
  • Rinsed rigid plastic bottles, jars, jugs, Tupperware
  • Laundry and soap containers, food containers, salad bottles, ketchup bottle

DO NOT RECYCLE

 

  • NO plastic bags or dry cleaning bags
  • NO plastic utensils or straws
  • NO plastic chairs
  • NO plastic toys

METAL RECYCLABLES

DO RECYCLE

 

  • Aluminum, tin, steel
  • Rinsed beverage and food cans, aluminum foil and pans and empty aerosol cans

DO NOT RECYCLE

 

  • NO cans of paint
  • NO bed frames
  • NO long poles

PAPER RECYCLABLES

 

**All paper products should be placed beside your pail or in a separate recycling container (they can also be placed in a clean cardboard box beside your recycling pail)**

 

 

DO RECYCLE

 

  • Paperback books (hardcover books should have covers removed)
  • Includes newspapers, catalogs, phone books, and mail
  • Larger cardboard can be broken down to 4 feet lengths and tied next to pail
  • Includes egg cartons (no Styrofoam) and cereal boxes
  • PLEASE remove all packing material, foam peanuts and bubble wrap from cardboard (these materials are not recyclable)
  • PLEASE remove all plastic bags. This causes the automated sorting system to fail, shredded paper accepted in paper bags and boxes

DO NOT RECYCLE

 

  • NO STYROFOAM OF ANY KIND
  • NO waxed paper
  • NO coated paper containers, including milk containers (plastic jugs okay)
  • NO food contaminated containers, including pizza boxes

GLASS RECYCLING PILOT PROGRAM

 

 

DO NOT RECYCLE GLASS IN YOUR S.O.R.T. BIN

 

Instead, please bring your glass to one of our seven igloo locations:

 

  • Department of Public Works, 150 Miller Place, Syosset
  • Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa
  • Solid Waste Disposal Complex, 101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road, Old Bethpage
  • Theodore Roosevelt Park, Bay Ave., Oyster Bay
  • John Burns Park, 4990 Merrick Road, Massapequa
  • Tappen Beach, Shore Road, Glenwood Landing
  • Hicksville Athletic Center, 167 S. Broadway, Hicksville

Holiday Schedule

 

There is no Recycling collection on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s 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.
  • If one of the holidays listed above falls on Saturday, there will be normal collection on Friday.
  • If one of the holidays listed above falls on Sunday, there will be normal collection on Sunday.
  • Regular Recycling collection is made on Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, Columbus Day, Election Day, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.