Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Suffolk County
Related to Hurricane Sandy
Working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), officials from Suffolk County, and the Towns of the County, DEC is providing this information about the collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) generated as a result of damage from Hurricane Sandy. This page provides information specifically for residents of Suffolk County. For general information about HHW, including what can and cannot be accepted and details about HHW collection in other communities, see our general HHW information page.
HHW Drop-off Locations in Suffolk County
If you have HHW to be disposed and you can safely transport it to one of the drop-off locations being managed by the USEPA, you may take it to one of the following locations between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM:
Venetian Shores Park, 801 Granada Parkway, Lindenhurst, NY
Islip Multipurpose Recycling Facility, 1155 Lincoln Avenue, Holbrook, NY
Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1 Hammond Street, Patchogue, NY
Highway Barn, 1177 Osborn Road, Riverhead, NY
Curbside Collection in Suffolk County
Contractors for the USEPA will periodically visit your community for HHW to be collected. If you are not able to safely transport HHW from your home to one of the drop off locations listed above, you may leave your HHW on your curbside using the following precautions:
- keep HHW separate from regular trash and from other debris. Items that can be recognized as HHW (e.g., cans of paint, labeled chemicals, electronic waste, etc.) may simply be placed in a separate spot. If possible, place other wastes in clear plastic bags. If your HHW is not easily recognized (e.g., black trashbags of oily debris, items in unmarked boxes/bags, etc.), please attach a sign to your items saying, "Household Hazardous Waste."
- keep HHW out of the street and otherwise protect it from damage by vehicles or other causes.
- prevent spills of HHW on the curbside. If a container is leaking or in danger of leaking, please pack it in another leak tight container.
You can find more information by calling the USEPA at 888-283-7626 during normal business hours to obtain specific disposal information.