(1) Garbage, rubbish, and trash (defined as anything other than hazardous waste, recyclables or construction debris- see below) will be picked up at the front, side, or rear of the residence (as specified by homeowner), three times per week, between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm. It is the homeowner's responsibility to put the garbage out no later than 7:00am on the day of collection. Garbage should not be put out the night before because raccoons and high winds may create a hazard and mess.
Pick Up Schedule:
Homes North of Bryant Avenue: Mon, Wed, Fri:
Homes South of Bryant Avenue: Tues, Thurs, Sat
(2) Customer Service: Homeowners should call Dejana Industries at (516) 944-7445. Residents with special pick up circumstances or who plan to be away for an extended period of time should call this number.
(3) Up to four (4) containers, not to exceed thirty (30) gallon capacity, may be put out per pick up. The weight of an individual container may not exceed fifty (50) lbs. Containers, clearly identifiable as garbage containers, may be constructed of metal or plastic, and must be covered with a watertight lid. No household items that could be mistaken as garbage by the collector should be placed near the containers.
(4) Recyclables will be picked up at the front, side, or rear of the residence (as specified by homeowner) on the same pick up day that the garbage, rubbish, and trash are picked up. Recyclables must be placed in their own separate container (it does not matter what color the container is) and will be picked up when the container is at least 25% full.
Recyclables include: glass, metal, and plastic bottles or containers, cans, aluminum foil, pie tins, pots, or pans. Recyclables also include paper. Paper includes newspapers, junk mail, phone books, paperback books, magazines, catalogs, office paper and non-metallic wrapping paper. Newspapers and paper products should be tied up in a bundle.
(5) Large item pickups are permitted, one (1) item per month, with advance notice. Call Dejana Industries at 944-7445 to schedule a pick up. If you have a special situation and need additional large items picked up, there may be an additional fee.
(6) Landscape/Yard waste will be picked up two (2) times per week on homeowner's regularly scheduled pick up days, Wednesday - Saturday. A maximum of six (6) cans, bags or bundles can be put out, per pick up.
(7) Contractor/Construction Debris, up to one (1) container per pick up, may be put out as (1) of the (4) containers listed in Item 3. The maximum weight of the container may not exceed fifty (50) lbs.
(8) No hazardous waste materials (such as waste motor oil, antifreeze, brake and transmission fluids, solvents, pesticides, insecticides, photo chemicals, paint thinner, paint, spot removers, tires, batteries, aerosol cans, propane tanks, fluorescent bulbs) may be put out for pick up.
(9) In addition to hazardous waste materials, the following items are not allowed to be put out for pickup and must be disposed of either at the Town of North Hempstead's facility, Town of Oyster Bay facility or through the STOP program: volatile materials, propane tanks, bricks, broken asphalt, concrete, granite, marble and any other stoneware, or porcelain, mortar, terra cotta, lime, gypsum, asbestos, automobile parts, engines, transmissions, rear ends, auto body parts, etc., pipes, infectious and biological waste, full paint cans (empty and dry latex paint cans can be put out with the recyclables), chain link fences and cables.
(10) No garbage will be picked up on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Christmas Day or any other day that the disposal facility is closed. When a scheduled pickup falls on a legal holiday or when the disposal facility is closed, it will be picked up on the following day.
(11) Village reserves the right to not pick up or service a household that has repeat violations of the above provisions or that does not pay for service.
(12) Notification of violation: Notes will be left on bags or cans by Dejana if bags are too heavy, recyclables are not properly sorted, hazardous waste is included in bags, etc. so that homeowners can remedy the situation by the next pick up. If there are repeat offenses, the carter will note it in their log and contact the Village. If the Village is notified by the carter that there have been repeated problems with a particular household, the Village will send a written notification to the homeowner advising them of the Village fine for violations. The Village reserves the right to impose a fine of up to $500 and, for flagrant or repeated violations, suspend service after written notification.