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Frequently Asked Questions



Election Facts
Who is responsible for snow removal, down tree limbs, clogged drains, leaves in the street and defective streetlights?
Who is responsible for dead animals in the street?
Why must I recycle?
What must I recycle?
Why did they leave some items in my recycle box?
Will I be required to recycle even more items if the future?
What items require a Special Pick-Up?
How do I get a Special Pick-Up?
I have a contractor or gardener doing work at my house. Can I let them put out their rubbish or clippings with my refuse?
How do I dispose of needles or sharps?
Why wont the District service the can I bought with an attached lid?





Election Facts
The annual election for Commissioner is held on the last Thursday in July, this date is set by the New York State Legislature. This year, 2017 the date will be Thursday, July 27, 2017. The hours for voting are 2:00pm until 10:00 pm.

Any person who is under permanent personal registration with the Nassau County Board of Elections and is a resident of Sanitary District No. 2 is eligible to vote.

Residents must vote in the area in which they reside. People who reside in Baldwin or the area of Oceanside, which is serviced by the District, must vote in the designated polling place in Baldwin, people who reside in Roosevelt or the areas of Uniondale and Freeport, that are serviced by the District, must vote at the designated polling place in Roosevelt. People who reside in South Hempstead or the areas of Rockville Centre, which are serviced by the District, must vote at the designated polling place in South Hempstead.

Who is responsible for snow removal, down tree limbs, clogged drains, leaves in the street and defective streetlights?
Depending on the location, snow removal, leaf removal from the street, downed tree limbs, clogged drains and potholes are the responsibility of the Town of Hempstead Highway Department or the Nassau County Department of Public Works or the New York State Department of Transportation. For questions concerning these matters follow the appropriate link.

Sunrise Highway is serviced by the New York State Department of Transportation. NYSDOT | Citizens Information

Grand Ave, Merrick Rd, Atlantic Ave, Seman Ave, Milburn Ave, De Mott Ave, Coes Neck Rd Eastern Pkwy, Foxhurst Rd, Long Beach Rd, Hempstead Ave, Nassau Rd, Babylon Tpk, Brookside Ave, Centennial Ave, are serviced by the Nassau County Department of Public Works. Nassau County Department of Public Works

All other roads are serviced by the Town of Hempstead Highway Department. Town of Hempstead Highway

Who is responsible for dead animals in the street?
Depending on the location you should call the following:

State Roads516 623-8988
Nassau County Roads516 572-0735
Town of Hempstead Roads516 489- 5000
Private Property516 785-5220


Why must I recycle?
Besides being the environmentally correct thing to do, New York State and Town of Hempstead laws require that certain materials be segregated and removed form the everyday waste stream.

What must I recycle?
Items that are designated as recyclable include newsprint, non-ceramic glass containers or jars, aluminum and tin cans, plastic food and detergent containers, white metal goods, used batteries, grass, leaves and other forms of yard waste. These items are collected at your residence and taken to a facility designated by the Town of Hempstead and processed to be recycled. The District will also accept used motor oil and car batteries from residents. The oil or batteries must be brought to the District facility any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m..

Why did they leave some items in my recycle box?
Often, residents will place items in their recycle box that are not designated as recyclable in our program. These items if collected can contaminate the stream and cause the recycling vendor to refuse to accept them as well as the recyclables. Some of the more common contaminates are: cardboard milk containers, drinking glasses, ceramic bottles or jars, light bulbs, hard plastic such as toys or ice cube trays, magazines, phone books, aerosol cans and containers that are not empty or have not been rinsed out. If you are not sure please call the District and someone will advise you as to whether or not some item is considered recyclable.

Telephone books require special handling because of the amount of glue they contain as well as other physical properties. The Town of Hempstead which is the Solid Waste Authority for this region, currently does not provide a separate market for telephone books. However, like all municipal solid waste collected within the Town of Hempstead, telephone books are processed at the Covanta Waste to Energy Plant, which supplies electrical energy to LIPA.

Will I be required to recycle even more items if the future?
Yes. Currently, laws are being written and plans being made to require most electric appliances and gadgets such as computers, cell phones televisions, telephones be segregated and removed from the waste stream. Such programs are known as E-cycling. The Town of Hempstead currently runs a program twice a year where residents can drop off e-cycleables to a designated facility. For more information, please click here to visit the Town of Hempstead E-cycling Schedule.

What items require a Special Pick-Up?
Items larger than 2ft. in diameter or exceeding 4ft, in length or weighing more than 75 lbs, require a Special Pick-Up. Also bulky items such as appliances, beds, box springs and mattresses, furniture, tires and auto parts, radiators, etc. require a Special Pick Up

How do I get a Special Pick-Up?
Residents can schedule a Special Pick-Up by calling the District Office at 223-3207 any business day between 7:00a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Special Pick-Ups are scheduled on a first come basis.

I have a contractor or gardener doing work at my house. Can I let them put out their rubbish or clippings with my refuse?
No. The District Ordinance and the Town of Hempstead Sanitation Code both require contractors and gardeners to dispose of their waste products on their own.

How do I dispose of needles or sharps?
Needles or sharps pose a tremendous hazard to our workers when not disposed of properly. Several employees have been stuck over recent years. Needles and other types of sharps are no longer collected by Sanitary District No. 2. Please refer to the "Medical waste/ Sharps section of our website for further details about how these items are disposed of. (DO NOT DISPOSE OF NEEDLES OR SHARPS IN YOUR RECYCLING BOX).

Why wont the District service the can I bought with an attached lid?
Recently, some residents and storeowners have purchased receptacles that do not conform to District regulations and are not permitted for use. They pose a serious threat of injury to our employees. These cans, which designed for automated systems, have attached covers, which pivot on the handle and can and have caused injury to our workers when being dumped. Besides being extremely cumbersome when they are loaded to capacity, they often exceed the seventy-five pound District limitation on weight or the forty-five gallon capacity.



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