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Residents are provided with waste disposal & recycling services based on their category of residence. For more specific information about collection and recycling, please select from the types of residencies below:

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Recycling

Recyclables collection is very important to the Town. The Town code requires that certain waste management procedures be followed.

For example, recycling is mandatory within the Town, even for those not served under the Town contracts (such as apartment complexes, businesses, and schools).

SINGLE-STREAM
WHAT GOES INTO YOUR CURBY CAN?
LIST OF ACCEPTABLE MATERIAL 

MATERIAL TYPE HOW TO PREPARE
Aluminum Cans, beverage & food containers, foil and pie pans Please Clean
Books Hardbound, paperback and text books
Cardboard paperboard boxes, corrugated boxes, egg containers, food boxes, cereal & pizza boxes, frozen food packaging, mailing boxes, shoe boxes. Remove any plastic or Styrofoam packaging material from inside the boxes.
Juice Boxes Waxed cartons used for liquids such as juice, milk or soups please empty
Glass Bottles, jars(brown, clear or green) used for food, liquids, beverages, soda and water. please clean
Mail Junk mail, catalogs, cards, magazines, envelopes, etc
Metal All types of metal including beverage and food containers, steel, tin, iron, etc
Paper All colors and types and colors. Catalogs, folders, junk mail,mixed paper, newspaper, non-metallic wrapping paper, office paper, printer paper, school paper, etc.
Shredded Paper any types Please place in a clear plastic bag
Plastic All plastic containers # 1-7 Please Clean
Rigid Plastics milk/soda crates, buckets, laundry baskets, plastc lawn furninture, plastic drums, coolers, plastic flower pots, watering cans, large water bottles, pallets, pet carriers, shelving, closet organizers, unwanted garbage cans Please empty
Spray Cans All empty aerosol Cans Empty
Steel
Tin Cans & Foil Clean

The Town's contracts with the carters also asks residents to follow certain procedures regarding waste set-outs. Town-wide, the Town also collects (by appointment) large metal recyclables (such as appliances), and bulk wastes (such as furniture).


The Town of Brookhaven is divided into 35 garbage improvement areas and eight incorporated villages (Belle Terre, Bellport, Lake Grove, Oldfield, Patchogue, Poquott, Port Jefferson, and Shoreham) that are responsible for adminstration of garbage services. The villages arrange for waste management as they see fit, although the Town will provide certain services to village residents.