Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Nassau County
Related to Hurricane Sandy
Working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), officials from Nassau 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 Nassau 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 Nassau County
If you have HHW to be disposed and you can safely transport it to a drop-off location, you may bring it to one of the locations listed below that are operated by local municipalities (please contact the Town or Village listed for details):
Town of Oyster Bay Solid Waste Disposal Complex (101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road, Old Bethpage, NY)
Oceanside Transfer Station; 3737 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY
Merrick Transfer Station; 1600 Merrick Road, Merrick, NY
Curbside Collection in Nassau County
Contractors for the USEPA will periodically survey 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:
- separate HHW 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 leaktight container.
You can find more information by calling the USEPA at 888-283-7626 during normal business hours to obtain specific disposal information.