The Town of Babylon began its town-wide recycling program almost 36 years ago. Today, more than 60% of the town participates in the effort to recycle.
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The Towns Department of Environmental Control operates the Recycling Center. The Recycling Center receives waste that residents feel can’t be picked up at the curb. Not all items, however will be accepted. Unacceptable items include: explosive, ammunition, asbestos, automobile body part.
The Recycling center is located at 57 Field Street in West Babylon and can be contacted at (631) 249-9346.
The hours of operation for the Recycling center are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 2:30pm.
A complete trash and recycling pick-up schedule is mailed to each house on an annual basis and is also available online - Trash and Recycling Calendar.
EnCon will pick up white goods on Wednesdays; however, you must call ahead to reserve pickup. Contact EnCon at (631) 491-3200, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and a representative will give you the date your white goods will be picked up. You need to call by Friday for pickup the following Wednesday. Please put the item at the curb in front of your house.
For safety's sake, please remove all doors from refrigerators and freezers.
Your yard waste collection day depends on your yard waste zone (YWZ). For more information, please check the Town of Babylon Recycling Calendar. Yard waste will not be picked up on holidays and will instead be picked up the next week on the resident’s usually scheduled pick-up day. The yard waste zones are as follows:
When the bottles and cans symbol appears on your Trash and Recycling Calendar, EnCon will pick up glass, metal cans and plastics from your curbside in your blue recycling bin or clear plastic bags. EnCon cannot collect recycling material from any other type of receptacle.
When the newspaper symbol appears on your Trash and Recycling Calendar, EnCon will pick up properly wrapped newspapers from your curbside. Wrap newspapers in twine or put them into paper bags. Do not use plastic bags for holding newspapers. Magazines, junk mail, cardboard boxes and telephone books will be picked up along with newspapers. These items should be bundled and tied. Please put out newspapers regardless of the weather. Pizza and cereal boxes are not recyclable. Please dispose of pizza and cereal boxes with your normal household garbage. Do not use your recycling can or garbage pails to put your newspapers out. These items can also be brought to the recycling center at 51 Field Street in West Babylon between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Acceptable items for drop off at the residential recycling center are : plastics/ glass, waste oil, car batteries, computer paper, telephone books, bricks, household batteries, junk mail, oil filters, metal/ aluminum cans, polystyrene, newspaper cardboard, concrete ( broken pieces) 20 lb propane tanks fire extinguishers, electronics, and up to 4 tires with or without rims.
You can dispose of waste oil at the Residential Recycling Center, located located on Field Street off Edison Avenue in West Babylon. It is open for drop-off of recyclable materials on weekdays from 8 am to 2:30 pm. For further information please call (631) 249-9346 or (631) 422-7694.
Latex and water and oil based paint can be disposed of in your regular garbage. Please place the can's cover on tightly, place in double bags and only put out one can per pick-up. Residents can also drop paint cans off at the Residential Recycling Center at 57 Field Street in West Babylon. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Residents are reminded to utilize the Towns STOP program each spring and fall.
Specific recycling information is available in Trash and Recycling Calendar. Limited construction debris, up to two items, is available for pickup on your Thursday or Friday garbage day. However, building material from major renovations cannot be taken. The Residential Recycling Center (631) 249-9346 or the Sanitation Department (631) 422-7694 can be contacted in the case that you need to dispose of an item and are not sure how to.
Styrofoam is not listed among the specific items that EnCon will pick up with other recyclables. Newspapers, magazines, phone books, and cardboard boxes are available for pickup together on certain weeks, while glass, cans, and plastic are available for pickup on the other weeks. Please reference the Trash and Recycling Calendar.
Small quantities of concrete can be taken to the Town’s Recycling center which is located at 57 Field Street in West Babylon. For more information, contact them directly at (631) 249-9346.
If a personal item was discarded in the Recycling container, a resident can retrieve the item if it is still within the truck and has not been delivered to the Recycling Center for processing. Once the item has been dumped at the Recycling Center it is considered “lost”.
Trash should be placed at the curb the evening before your scheduled trash pick up. Do not put material out prior to 1:00 pm the day before your scheduled trash collection day and only put out the material to be collected at the curb. Please reference the Trash and Recycling Calendar.
All items for recycling should be placed in the recycling container or in a clear plastic bag the night prior to pick up. If the items in question were set out properly and were not picked up, residents should call either Encon, at (631) 491-3200 or Sanitation at (631) 422-7694.Encon is the Town’s contractor for residential waste service.
Items from a home remodel project can be placed at the curb for pick up if they are placed in bags no greater than 50 pounds in weight and do not exceed 2 bags in quantity. Items brought to the Recycling Center will be charged a fee.
If there is a question as to size or an unusual item, call EnCon, the Town's trash contractor, at (631) 491-3200.