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Recyclables are loaded into tractor-trailers and shipped to private facilities on Long Island where they are sorted mechanically and shipped to end-use recyclers in the US and overseas.
The compost site is open 7am – 5pm seven days a week, the same hours as the transfer station. Users proceed to the site after weigh in at the vehicle scales. After getting the compost/mulch (most residents shovel the material themselves into their own barrels or cans) they then weigh out. The Town will load users with trucks using the bucket loader on site if requested. (This service is available weekdays, Monday – Friday, ONLY)
Yes, Town residents are entitled to a total of 500 lbs free each year. Depending upon moisture content, this is roughly equivalent to about 4 garbage cans full of compost, 6 cans full of mulch. Quantities are tracked at the scale by vehicle license plate #.
New York State law allows disposal of household sharps with household trash, however separate disposal through a medical facility is preferred if available. Call your doctor, pharmacy, or clinic and ask if they accept properly-contained sharps for disposal. Effective July 1, 1995, hospitals and nursing homes were required to accept properly-contained home medical waste for disposal.
Yes. A paper shredding event where residents can dispose of sensitive documents safely and securely and is normally held several times a year (click here for schedule) in the parking lot at the rear of the Recreation Center on Peconic Lane, in Peconic. This service is for SOUTHOLD TOWN residential (i.e., NON-commercial) generators ONLY. There is a five (5) box (legal size) maximum per vehicle. See link below.
Cooking oil should be disposed with your regular trash. IT CANNOT BE PLACED IN THE TRANSFER STATION’S WASTE OIL TANK.