Recycling Centers in Suffolk County

Some of the pollutants that end up in our stormwater can be minimized by proper disposal of your household wastes. Litter and debris that end up in receiving waters not only degrade aesthetics, but pose a threat to wildlife. Automotive fluids and other hazardous materials are common constituents of stormwater. Improper disposal of these materials on your lawn or down a storm drain results in toxic water and sediments for aquatic life.

Every town in Suffolk County has a program for the proper recycling and/or disposal of some or all of these stormwater pollutants. Each town’s recycling program and STOP (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) household hazardous waste collection program is highlighted below.

Town recycling programs are subject to change. Always check with your town for information on acceptable materials, fees, collection dates, and hours of operation.


Town of Babylon

Recycling Center
57 Field Street, West Babylon
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-2:30pm
631-249-9346

Recycling options: curbside and residential drop-off are available to residents.

Accepted curbside: newspaper, cardboard, magazines, phone books, aluminum and metal cans, plastics, and glass bottles.

Accepted at the recycling center: plastics, glass, used oil, oil filters, car and household batteries, computer paper, newspapers, cardboard, telephone books, junk mail, and metal and aluminum cans.

Household hazardous waste disposal: drop off dates scheduled twice annually, call for more information.



Town of Brookhaven

Landfill/Recycling Facility
Horseblock Road, Yaphank
Open Monday-Friday:7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Recycling Information Line: 631-451-6950

Recycling options: curbside and residential drop-off are available to residents.

Accepted curbside: As of January 1st, 2014 all glass, metal cans, aerosol spray cans (caps removed), number 1 through 7 plastics, aluminum foil products, license plates, newspaper, corrugated cardboard, mixed paper and white page telephone can be placed in a single "curby" recycle bin. Further information about single stream recycling can be found by clicking here.

Accepted at the recycling facility: all curbside recyclables, car/truck/boat batteries, used motor oil and oil filters, used clothing, and some yard wastes. Call for more information.

Household hazardous waste: drop off at recycling facility. Dates and times:

April – October: open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon.

November – March: open Saturdays only, 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon.



Town of East Hampton

East Hampton Recycling Center Montauk Transfer Station
260 Springs Fireplace Road Montauk Highway
631-324-2199 631-668-5813
Open 7 days/week 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Recycling options: curbside recycling is not available; residents must recycle at one of the recycling centers above.

Materials accepted: tin and aluminum cans, number 1 and 2 plastics, glass bottles and jars, newspapers, mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, and batteries.

Household hazardous waste: collection days are four times per year. Call for exact dates.



Town of Huntington

Town Recycling Center
641 New York Ave., Huntington
Open Tuesday – Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
631-754-4990



Town of Islip

Recycling Hotline: 631-224-5640

Recycling options: curbside recycling available to residents. 

Materials accepted: newspapers, cans, plastics, glass bottles, corrugated cardboard.

Household hazardous waste: call for drop off dates and times.



Town of Riverhead

Phone: 631-727-3200 ext. 391

Recycling options: curbside recycling available to residents.

Materials accepted: newspapers, catalogs, white page telephone books, junk mail, corrugated cardboard, plastics, tin, aluminum, and glass.

Household hazardous waste: call for drop-off dates and times.



Town of Shelter Island

Recycling Center
Menantic Road, Shelter Island
Open 7 days/week: 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
631-749-0015

Recycling options: recycling drop-off available to residents.
Materials accepted: plastics, cardboard, glass, metal, mixed paper, and newspaper.
Household hazardous waste: call for drop-off dates and times.



Town of Smithtown

Smithtown Municipal Services Facility
85 Old Northport Road , Kings Park
Open Monday-Saturday: 7:00 – 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:45 p.m.
631-269-6600

Recycling options: curbside recycling and drop-off are available to residents.

Materials accepted: newspapers, corrugated cardboard, brown paper bags, magazines, glass bottles, metal cans, plastics (1 and 2 only), and aluminum foil.



Town of Southampton

Four Recycling Centers:

Sag Harbor Facility
Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton Turnpike
631-725-3097


Westhampton Facility
66 Old Country Road

631-288-5236 

North Sea Facility
1370 Major's Path
631-283-5210


Hampton Bays Facility
Jackson Avenue
631-728-5078

Open 7 days/week: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (closed some holidays)

Recycling options: recycling is required by Southampton law. Curbside collection is not available, residents can either hire a private hauler or drop-off recyclables themselves at any of the above facilities.

Materials accepted: (some may require a fee, call for more information) corrugated cardboard, brown paper bags, newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office and school paper, paperback books, telephone directories, aluminum and tin cans, glass bottles and jars (clear, green or brown), aluminum foil, plastic containers (numbers 1 and 2), used clothing, household batteries, automotive and boat batteries, automotive oil, some yard waste (not grass clippings), scrap metal, scrap tires and construction material.

Household hazardous waste: once monthly from March-November, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location rotates, call for more information.



Town of Southold

Town Department of Solid Waste
Corner of Route 48/Zacks Lane, Cutchogue
Open 6 days/week (closed Wednesdays): 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
631-734-7685

Recycling options: drop off facility available to residents.

Materials accepted: newspapers, aluminum and tin cans, glass bottles, mixed paper, plastics (number 1 and 2), corrugated cardboard, used motor oil, batteries, and tires.

Household hazardous waste: drop-off dates once every two months at Cutchogue facility: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Call for dates.