Village of Massapequa Park

Residential Information

Garbage Collection

Village garbage and refuse collection, in addition to recycling, is handled by the Town of Oyster Bay through an inter-municipal cooperative agreement between the Town and the Village. Village residents have garbage, rubbish, and bulk items collected twice a week, and recyclable material and garden waste collected once a week.

Garbage, rubbish, and bulk items are to be placed at the curb, not on the street. Garbage must be placed in securely covered metal or plastic cans. Plastic bags may be used for rubbish and leaves, but not for garbage as bags easily can be torn open by food-seeking animals. The material must not be placed prior to 6:00 PM the day before collection and must be retrieved by 8:00 PM on collection day. Rubbish containers may not exceed 32 gallons. No rubbish container may exceed 50 pounds.

Please contact the Town of Oyster Bay for additional Sanitation questions at 516-677-5848 or refer to their website at: https://oysterbaytown.com/departments/sanitation/

Recyclable Materials (SORT) include newspapers (bundled and tied with twine and placed next to, not inside, the SORT pail), metal food and beverage cans (food residue and labels removed), glass food beverage bottles (food residue removed) and plastic food containers (food residue removed). The cans, bottles, and plastic must be put together in the yellow SORT container. This container must not be used for any other garbage or rubbish collection. Items such as branches, shrubs, and boxes from appliances or furniture must be tied into bundles not exceeding four feet in length and two feet in diameter.

Please contact the Town of Oyster Bay for additional Recycling questions at (516) 677-5745 or refer to their website at: https://oysterbaytown.com/departments/sanitation/recycling-information/

The Town has a S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program to dispose of polluting materials. The Town Calendar lists the date and location of the collection point, a different Town location each month. The Town accepts most pesticides and insecticides, waste oil and antifreeze, brake and transmission fluids, solvents, enamel and lead paints and cans, drain and oven cleaners, photo chemicals, spot removers, wood preservatives, automobile tires (no rims) and batteries, and small aerosol cans. The Town will not accept “Weed-B-Gone” or Silvex, Kepone, explosives, fireworks, radioactive materials, unlabeled materials (unless identifiable by someone at the collection point), propane tanks, etc.

Please contact the Town of Oyster Bay for additional Solid Waste Disposal questions at (516) 755-1820 or refer to their website at: https://oysterbaytown.com/departments/environmental-resources/recycling/

The Town of Oyster Bay mails to all residents an annual calendar that lists all garbage collection holidays, S.T.O.P. dates, dates, and locations of various types of entertainment and other information that is pertinent to life in the Town of Oyster Bay. This calendar should be retained and referenced as a local information source.

Leaves

LEAVES MAY NOT BE SWEPT INTO THE STREET OR BURNED. THIS IS ILLEGAL.

Homeowners are responsible for the proper disposition of the leaves on their property. During the fall residents must bag (plastic bags) their leaves and place them out for collection on the recycling collection day, respecting the ten container maximum. From mid-November to mid-December the Town has a special leaf collection program. Residents are notified by the Town as to the regulations governing this program.

Village Holidays

Village Hall will be closed on these holidays: New Years, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and after 12:00 noon on Christmas and New Year’s Eves.

Voter Registration

To register to vote in all elections (except water and fire districts), residents should obtain a register-by-mail form at Village Hall or go to the Nassau County Board of Elections, County Seat Drive, Mineola. For information, call the Board of Elections, 516-571-2411. For information about voting in the water and fire district elections, contact the respective districts. (Water: 798-5266; Fire: 798-9849.) Voter registration is also available at bureaus of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.