Refuse removal is contracted out by the village. The current company is Meadow Carting (338-0121).
Pick up is Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Collections are not made on legal holidays. Recyclables are picked up on Thursday (Glass is no longer considered a recyclable). Big bulk items are picked up on Saturdays. Only one (1) big item will be picked up at a time.
Household waste will be collected from no more than four containers left at the rear or side of the house. Rubbish, including grass clippings, cardboard boxes and similar debris should be left at the front of the property immediately behind the hedge line ( about five feet in from the sidewalk ). Newspapers are picked up every Thursday. Leave them at the hedge line. Recyclables are picked up on Thursdays as well.The following items will be EXCLUDED FROM ALL PICK UPS
Scrap Lumber and other debris resulting from the construction or renovation of premises by Contractors. Hazardous waste, volatile materials, propane tanks, gas tanks, brick asphalt, concrete, granite, marble and all other stone and stoneware, lime asbestos, automobile parts (engines, transmissions, rear ends, auto body parts, etc.) Pipes, Infectious and biological waste, logs larger than 4” in diameter or longer than 4’, chain link fencing, and cables.
North Hempstead residents have an additional means to dispose of non-hazardous waste such as general refuse, furniture, residentially generated construction and demolition debris, and yard waste. There is a minimum vehicle charge of $5.00 (includes 100 lb. Disposal, $1 per each additional 20lbs.) and no charge for recyclables and E-waste (computers, electronics, TV’s, batteries).Proof of residency is required. Commercial vehicles are not allowed.
Public comments on the 2015 Draft Stormwater Management program Annual Report are invited and can be made at Village Hall, by calling (516) 482-4409 or by emailing (use the village website email comment page).
Pursuant to a permit obtained from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Village is implementing a five (5) year program to reduce the impact on our tidal and freshwater wetlands from storm water runoff. A major component of this program is the reduction of pollutants, such as pathogen containing pet wastes, trash, petroleum products, and nutrients and toxics found in lawn care and gardening products from being discarded into or from leaching into the Village’s drainage systems. Also, feeding pigeons geese and encouraging them to become “year-around residents” creates a mess on our buildings and sidewalks or lawns, athletic fields and golf courses and contributes pollution to our ponds and bays.
To meet the program goals, the Village is asking residents to get involved and help. By being careful with waste disposal, chemical use, cleaning up after our pets and not feeding waterfowl, and pigeons we can reduce the impairments of the receiving waters and improve the aesthetics of the community.
You can help keep our environment clean by:
The Town of North Hempstead’s S.T.O.P. collection and motor oil recycling programs are available to all Village residents. I urge all residents to take advantage of both programs.
Under the S.T.O.P. program, the Town will accept for disposal chemicals such as pesticides, aerosol cans, household cleaners and used motor oil. For more information call the Town recycling Hotline: (516) 767- 4600