As our population grows worldwide, we must contend with ever increasing amounts of waste. Recycling as much waste as possible is crucial to every eco-system, not just Fire Island. We strive to educate homeowners and guests alike about the Village's recycling efforts. We enthusiastically encourage participation.
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Office paper: Ocean beach now recycles white and colored paper, mail and envelopes (any color), paper bags, telephone books, Post-Its, etc. Tie or tape items in separate bundles or place in a brown paper bag. Place on top of the WRAP can for pick-up. Do not place these items inside the WRAP recycling container.
Don't forget: Recycled materials are collected only on Sunday. Recycled materials put out on Wednesday will end up in the trash. There are recycling bags at the beach to collect and recycle all those plastic water bottles!
For 3-day holidays: Trash and recyclables are generally picked up on Monday at the same scheduled time. If you are unsure, call the Village Office (583-5940) for the most current information.
Bulk Pick-up: Wednesdays in 2017:
• June 14
• July 12
• July 26
• August 9
• August 23
• September 6
• September 20
Two Items per Property, per Pick-up: NO mattresses. NO Large Appliances (ie: NO Refrigerators, Ranges, Washers, Dryers, etc.) NO Construction or Landscaping Debris. Must Notify Village Office by the Tuesday Immediately before a Pickup Day, NO LATER THAN 3PM (No Exceptions) to provide address and identify items. Items Must be Placed at Curbside after 3PM on Tuesday for Wednesday Pickup. ***THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE
VOBEC is a mayor-appointed commission whose purpose is to preserve and improve the quality of the natural and man-made environment within the Village in the face of population growth, urbanization, and technological change and their subsequent demands on natural resources.
These areas of focus reflect this mission of maintaining and improving the quality of our life experience and our efforts to foster unified action on environmental problems.