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Sanitary District No.1 – Collection Truck

Sanitary District No. 1, one of five independent sanitary districts within the Town of Hempstead, provides municipal solid waste collection, recycling, transfer and disposal services to well over 50,000 residents and various commercial and institutional properties in the Villages of Cedarhurst, Hewlett, Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor, Hewlett Neck, Inwood, Lawrence, Woodmere, Woodsburgh and portions of the unincorporated areas of Lynbrook and Green Acres.  The area served by the District is a diverse community of high and low-density residential homes as well as small businesses, institutional uses, and other commercial establishments.

The District’s 100+ full-time employees collect and process approximately 39,000 tons of solid waste per year, providing rear-yard collection service to all residents other than those residing in apartment buildings.  Two garbage collections are provided to each residence each
week, and recyclable materials are collected on alternating Wednesdays.  All of the solid waste collected passes through the District’s Materials Recovery Facility, where recyclable materials including newspapers, mixed paper, corrugated boxes, bottles, cans, metals, mixed plastics and wood are manually and mechanically separated from the waste stream for subsequent processing and marketing. 

Special pickups for bulky items (furniture, appliances, etc.) are provided at the resident’s request.  Refrigerators and air conditioners are recycled separately through a private contractor.  Rubbish debris is also brought to the facility by District vehicles and commercial vendors operating within the District boundaries.  These waste materials are also sorted for recyclables, recovering materials such as metals, mixed plastics and wood.

Leaf and yard waste is brought to the District site and stored separately from the solid waste.  This material is transferred off-site by a private company, under contract to the District, for further processing and recycling by composting.








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