General Collection Information


Residential garbage collection occurs twice a week in the Town of Babylon on either Mondays and Thursdays or Tuesdays and Fridays depending on where you live. If you are unsure of which collection days you fall under, please call EnCon at (631) 491-3200 and provide them with your address. 

Pickup Information: 

  • Use only standard 33 gallon pails with lids, molded handles and no tie-down straps. No material can be above the top of the can. 
  • The night before, put items at the curb, within one foot from the street in front of your home.
  • Do not store material at the curb. Only put out material that will be collected that day (for example garbage on garbage days, yard waste on yard waste days). 
  • Multi-family homes should put all material at one spot per house. 
  • Do not mix garbage with yard waste or building material. 
  • Separate garbage bags from bags containing yard waste. 
  • Keep all garbage cans, bags and bundles under 50 lbs. 
  • Do not use the blue recycling can for garbage or newspapers. 
  • Your material can only be collected from in front of your house. 
  • Make sure your garbage cans are clear of any parked vehicles. Make sure your materials are not placed at the side of any vehicle. 
  • If your yard waste is picked up on the same day as your regular garbage, please separate at the curb.

REMINDER: Excessive amounts of material could result in fines and cleanup costs. Put ONLY the material to be collected at the curb. DO NOT put material out prior to 1:00 P.M. the day before the specific collection

Unacceptable Items: 

EnCon cannot pickup the following items: 

  • Propane Tanks (You may drop off empty 20 lb. propane tanks only at the Residential Recycling Center. Other size tanks can be returned to dealer.
  • Gasoline 
  • Medical Waste (needles) 
  • Toxic Material - Auto & Boat Parts 
  • Car Batteries 
  • Ammunition 
  • Fireworks 
  • 55-gallon Drums 
  • Concrete, bricks, stone 
  • Any commercially generated waste 
  • All Pool Chemicals 
  • Liquid paints (see below) 

Some items can be brought to the Residential Recycling Center. If you need to dispose of any item and are not sure how, please call the Residential Recycling Center at (631) 249-9346 or call DEC at (631) 422-7694. 

Furniture (Bulk Items): 

One item of furniture will be taken with each garbage pickup. Furniture is: a couch, a mattress and box spring, a dresser, one room-size rug (rolled and tied, cut into sections 4’ in length and under 50 lbs.) Make sure that garbage and furniture are at the same location. Remember, only one item per garbage pickup. 

Limited Construction Debris: 

ENCON will pick up debris - up to two items - on your Thursday or Friday garbage day. Place items at the curb the night before pickup and please follow these instructions: 

  • Building material from major renovations cannot be taken. 
  • Wallpaper, tile, plaster, etc. must be in a container and weigh less than 50 lbs. Lumber and small diameter pipe must be securely tied in bundles not more than 4 feet in length and less than 50 lbs and cannot be over the top of the pail. 
  • Paneling and sheet rock must be in a container or securely tied in bundles no larger than 2 feet x 4 feet and less than 50 lbs. Please remove nails from boards to avoid injury. 
  • Put glass in a garbage can or securely wrapped in cardboard, marked “glass.” Do not put broken glass in cardboard boxes, plastic bags or blue recycling can. 
  • 4X4 Railroad Ties will be accepted if they are under 2 feet in length and securely tied in bundles less than 50 lbs. 
  • Sawdust will be accepted if it is in a securely tied plastic bag weighing less than 50 lbs.

Miscellaneous Information: 

If cardboard boxes contain garbage, they must be tied securely with rope. 

When disposing of barbecue or fireplace ash, be sure it is cold before putting it in a plastic bag and tying it securely for pick up. 

Latex (water-based) paint can only be disposed of in your regular garbage if can is less than 25% full and contents are dried out. Fuller cans must be brought to the Residential Recycling Center. Oil-based paint cannot be disposed, please bring it to S.T.O.P. Day. 

One passenger vehicle type tire with or without a rim will be picked up on the second pickup day or can be brought to the Residential Recycling Center. The Residential Recycling Center will accept up to 4 tires with or without rims.