Environmental Control

James H. Heil, P.E.Commissioner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Environmental Control
401 Main St
Islip, New York 11751
(631) 595-3630

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Through its various divisions, the Department of Environmental Control implements and manages the Town’s Solid Waste stream, environmental protection, recycling, garbage collection, animal control programs.  

    Did you know… Plastic bags are not recyclable (lawn & leaf, kitchen, shopping & storage bags) 
 Did you know… Paper bags cost almost the same as plastic.


Facilities:  Tours of these facilities can be arranged by appointment. Please call (631) 595-3630.
Hauppauge Landfill Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility
440 Blydenburgh Rd 1155 Lincoln Ave
Hauppauge NY 11788 Holbrook NY 11741
(631) 436-6172 (631) 595-3422
**MacArthur Composting Facility Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
1101 Railroad Ave 210 South Denver Ave
Ronkonkoma NY 11779 Bay Shore NY 11706
(631) 467-3337 (call for winter hours) (631) 224-5660

**Compost Material is available free of charge to Town of Islip Residents. Compost is available year-round at the Town’s MacArthur Composting Facility during normal operating hours.


Garbage and Solid Waste Collection: Click HERE for Regular garbage pail districts, or click HERE for Black Pail (large 90 gallon) districts

Recycling Educator
(631) 595-3630
Through the services of a full-time Recycling Educator, a recycling film and a PreK-12 recycling curriculum, both adults and children are instructed about the importance of waste reduction and recycling. This dual commitment of Town and residents allow for the long-term success of these solid waste practices.

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Don't Bag It - Grass Clippings
Grass clippings will not be accepted for curbside pick-up. We asked that you either mulch or drop off your grass clipping at the MacArthur Compost Facility. There are a number of benefits to mulching. For example, by leaving grass clippings on your lawn it serves as a natural fertilizer and will conserve water, therefore your lawn will be greener and grown more vigorously. Click HERE for more more information.

STOP Day (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants)
The Solid Waste division of the Town of Islip (DEC/IRRA) conducts two (2) STOP Days each year. The location is at our Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility, located on Lincoln Avenue in Holbrook, between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. Click HERE to view a list of acceptable items.

Pharmaceuticals, Controlled Substances and Sharps 
The Town of Islip no longer accepts pharmaceuticals, controlled substances or "Sharps" materials, such as syringes, needles, etc. at any of our facilities. 
Do not throw pharmaceuticals and/or sharps out with your regular trash. Click HERE to view a list of Sharps collection sites within Islip where you can safely dispose of these items.  

Other Helpful Links: NYS Depart. of Health Directory of Community Sharps Collection Sites or SCPD Operation Medicine Cabinet

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Bay Bottom Leasing Program
The Town of Islip has an established a Bay Bottom Leasing Program encompassing over 100 acres of Town-owned Bay Bottom.  Lease Parcels were approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). Click on the link above for more information.

WRAP Program - We Recycle America Proudly
Our award-winning recycling program incorporates a split system of pick up. Paper and cardboard are placed in WRAP containers every other Wednesday, with glass and plastic placed in the WRAP containers on the alternating Wednesdays. A calendar is mailed to residents at the end of each year indicating the scheduled pickup days and detailing which items are acceptable for recycling. Click HERE to download the current WRAP Calendar.

Need a WRAP Pail? If you've recently moved in or would like to replace a lost or damaged WRAP pail, click HERE to fill out a request form or call our office at (631) 595-3630. 

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Waste Oil
Every gas station and oil retailer in Suffolk County is required by LAW to accept automotive waste oil in quantities not to exceed five gallons. If you experience any difficulty at either of these collection facilities, please notify New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at (631) 444–0375. The Town will accept up to five (5) gallons of used motor oil or gasoline from Residents at these locations; Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility, located on Lincoln Avenue in Holbrook, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 2:45 pm -or- MacArthur Composting Facility, located on Railroad Avenue in Ronkonkoma, Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 2:45 pm. 

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New York State requires a $5.00 deposit on all auto-marine batteries at the point of purchase. For future purchases, when your battery needs replacing, return it for a refund. However, the Town will accept your old battery at no charge at the Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility located on Lincoln Avenue in Holbrook, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 2:45 pm. As an alternative, drop off your used batteries at a local scrap metal dealer. You may even get paid a couple of bucks.

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School Programs
Children are our greatest resource and we’ve acknowledged their importance by facilitating major recycling efforts in the schools.

School household battery collection:
Many of the schools in the Town have household battery collection containers. Children and residents are encouraged to bring batteries to any one of these locations for proper disposal and/or recycling. To date, we have recycled thousands of pounds of batteries from our residents. To find a school near you with a battery collection container, please call (631) 595-3630.

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The Town is now collecting E-Waste (computers, monitors, printers, electronic games, etc.) curbside at no charge to residents. Residents can place electronic material in need of disposal to the curb with their recyclable materials on Wednesdays. Electronics may also be dropped off at the Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility located on Lincoln Avenue in Holbrook, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 2:45 pm.

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Solid Waste Collection Holidays:


Sanitation services are not provided on the above listed holidays. Collections falling on a holiday are CANCELLED.

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