A Message from the Supervisor

“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” - Angie

The Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility accepts recyclables, hazardous material, and electronics free of charge to Islip residents. Recycling materials collected at residences throughout the Town are sorted and processed at the facility and marketed to the recycling industry to dispose of the waste in an environmentally sound and valuable method. The facility also accepts non-recyclable material and household garbage for a fee.

The following materials are not accepted at the Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility. Please call a DEC Representative at (631) 595-3630 for proper disposal methods:

  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives, Flares & Fireworks
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Latex Paint
  • Mattresses
  • Pharmaceuticals & Syringes
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Smoke Detectors>
  • Unlabeled Materials

Current Fee Schedule*:

Residential Rubbish - $95/ton for all Residents and Non-Residents.
The Following is FREE for all Islip Residents:

  • Drop-Off Recyclables
  • Waste Oil (not in excess of five (5) gallons)
  • White Metal Goods
  • Auto/Marine Batteries
  • Hazmat Materials
Non-residents bringing in Recyclables and White Metal Goods are charged $25 a ton.
*Fees Subject to Change

Facility Programs:

Need a WRAP Recycling Pail?
If you've recently moved in or just need to replace a damaged or lost recycling pail, please fill out the WRAP Pail request form. Your request will be forwarded to a Department Representative and you will receive a voucher for a new WRAP Recycling pail within 5-7 days. Each residence receiving Town garbage collection services is entitled to one WRAP pail every twelve months.

You may also use a regular garbage pail for recyclable materials, and/or bundle newspapers and magazines to place at the curb. Recyclables in plastic bags are not eligible for collection.

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Hazardous Material Disposal & Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (STOP) Day
When in doubt, DON’T THROW IT OUT! Residents participating in the Town’s hazardous material safe disposal program, your household can make a significant contribution to the protection of our precious groundwater supply and the preservation of the Great South Bay. Long Island depends on an underground aquifer system; improper disposal of these items can work its way down into the drinking water supply and contaminate the local waterways. Please join with us in promoting the environmental conservation of the Islip community. Together we can ensure the continued integrity of our ecosystem.

Residents can bring household Hazardous Waste (oil based paint, waste oil under 5 gallons, gasoline under 5 gallons, aerosol cans, pool chemicals, fertilizer, and more) directly to our Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility.

Additionally, the Town offers one Saturday Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (STOP) Day drop-off each spring. For a list of acceptable items and the necessary form to bring with you to the event, visit Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (STOP) Day.

Shredding Day
The Town of Islip offers two free shredding events for all Islip residents on Saturdays in the spring and fall at the Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility. Shred confidential documents, bank records, medical records, tax bills, and other personal information records. For more information and schedule, please contact a DEC Representative at (631) 595-3630.

Electronic Waste
Residents may also drop off material at the Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility. Additionally, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation requires manufacturers to provide free and convenient recycling of electronic waste.

Waste Oil
The Town will accept waste oil not in excess of five (5) gallons at our Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility. Additionally, every gas station and oil retailer in Suffolk County is required by law to accept automotive waste oil in quantities not to exceed five (5) gallons.

Auto/Marine Batteries
The Town will accept your old battery at no charge at the Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility. Additionally, New York State requires a $5 deposit on all auto-marine batteries at the point of purchase. For future purchases, when your battery needs replacing, return it for a refund.

Adopt-a-Bike/ Recycle a Bicycle
The Town of Islip Adopt a Bike Program gives residents an opportunity to donate or adopt gently-used bicycles at the Multi-Purpose Recycling Facility. Bike adoption is free to all Islip residents.

Visit the Environmental Control page for more disposal facilities, information, events and programs.

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