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Monday               7:30 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Tuesday              7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday         7:30 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursday            7:30 am – 12:00 pm      
Friday                   7:30 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Saturday             7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday                7:30 am – 12:30 pm
**Holiday Closings:
New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Monday               7:30 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Tuesday                                                      12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday         7:30 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursday                                                     12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Friday                    7:30 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Saturday             7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday                 CLOSED
**Holiday Closings:
New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Swap Shop

Due to Tropical Storm Fay, to avoid damage to the “Swap Shop” tent the District just purchased, we have removed the tent and any light items. Also, please hold off on bringing any items that you may want to drop off. With the winds and rain expected, any items brought will be put in the dumpsters. Please visit us again starting Monday, July 13th.

July 4th


Transfer Station

Friday, July 3rd              7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, July 4th         7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sunday, July 5th            7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Compost Station

Friday, July 3rd              Closed

Saturday, July 4th         Closed

Sunday, July 5th            Closed


LEGAL NOTICE Request for Proposals  Fishers Island Waste Management District (FIWMD) requests proposals for the collection and disposal of  Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) on Saturday, August 8, 2020 Town Road, Fishers Island, NY 06390 Specifications can be found and downloaded at http://www.fiwastemanagement.com  Proposals must be submitted by 12:00 PM July 21, 2020 to FIWMD PO Box 22 Fishers Island, NY 06390   Email fiwastemanagement@gmail.com.  If mailing your proposal, “bid enclosed” must be printed on the outside of the envelope. If emailing your proposal, “bid enclosed” must be typed in the subject line. Proposals received later than due date will not be considered. Bids will be opened July 22, 2020 at 5:15 PM on Fishers Island, NY. The identity of bid offerors and awarded offeror will be disclosed at the same meeting and time.


Reopening Compost Station

Dear Fellow Fishers Islanders,

The Commissioners and Staff of Fishers Island Waste Management sincerely apologize for the inconvenience closing the compost station has caused all of us during the initial phases of the COVID 19 crisis.  We understand a lot of yard work is being accomplished and that the burning of brush at home has been banned until at least May 14th by the NYS DEC.  The safety of our staff and users that has been the driving force behind all our decisions these past few months and continues to be paramount. With the help of our patrons, we now believe we can have both stations open on a limited basis while still complying with all State, Local and IHP protocols.  The transfer station hours will be reduced to three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and the compost station will re-open Tuesday and Thursday – initially by appointment only.  Operationally, the transfer station protocols will remain as they have been these past few weeks with the only additional request being all patrons wear face coverings while at the facility.   Protocols for the compost facility are detailed below.

Monday, April 20th (8 am – 12 pm/12:30 pm to 4 pm) – You will be able to make an
appointment with Annette -631-788-7227 for either Tuesday or Thursday. Please describe your
load at this time to determine if any charges should be applied. If so, they can be paid for over
the phone at the same time the appointment is made. The station will not accept any other
form of payment.

Tuesday, April 21st and Thursday April 23rd (9 am – 12 pm/12:30 pm to 4 pm) – the Compost
Station will be open to the 60 people who were able to make an appointment. You will be
admitted at the gate, one customer at a time. If you want a copy of your credit card slip, the
attendant will print a copy for you and place it under your wiper blade as you drive out. At no
time will you be able to enter the shed. The attendant at the shed will continue to receive only
calls for appointments. Please do not attempt to make additional appointments while you are at the station.

We realize this plan is a compromise and ask everyone’s cooperation as we forge ahead into unchartered waters.  We believe this strategy for the compost facility is necessary for everyone’s safety and will control the flow so that the station will not be overwhelmed when first reopening. For the immediate future we will not be accepting freon based appliances and ask all commercial operations to refrain from using the facility for at least this first week. Please be kind to one another and to our staff and please, practice social distancing at all times!

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding,

FIWMD Commissioners and Staff

Compost Station

The District has received inquiries as to when the Compost Station will be opening. The District is currently taking this under consideration.
Presently, our focus is providing the essential removal of home waste and recycling. Our priority has been to ensure ample backup capacity for household dumpsters. We are being overly through the anticipated peak, which should be in the next two to three weeks. However, this is not the only consideration for whether the Compost Station will open.
Currently, as many are aware, the Transfer Station has a policy of one visitor using the different dumpsters at a time. This allows for a steady traffic flow and appropriate social distancing. The Compost Station is a larger facility which is not as easy to control the flow. While we understand the desire for disposing waste at this facility, we must consider the health of our employees and the public.
The District will monitor the situation and attempt to open the Compost Station when events allow.
Please monitor Fishnet and the District’s website for updates.
Thank you and stay safe.

After re-evaluating circumstances on the island and following recommendations from the State, the District has decided for the safety of its employees and residents not to re-open the Compost Station at this time.

The Transfer Station will remain open for its regular weekday schedule only.

When visiting the station please follow safe distancing and let one visitor at a time use the dumpsters, whether on the upper level or the lower level. Please have your waste separated correctly before arriving and have your cardboard broken down to the correct size.

By following these simple rules, we can all work together and continue to make sure everyone stays safe.

Fishers Island Waste Management District
P.O. Box 22
Fishers Island, NY 06390
Tele 631-788-7455

Dear Fishers Islanders,

The District has been closely monitoring the ongoing events concerning the corona virus, and the mandates being put forth from government agencies. As such the District has determined that in the interest of its employees and community members the following changes will be implemented:

As of Monday, March 23rd, the Compost Station will be closed until further notice.

As of Monday, March 23rd, the Transfer Station will be only open for normal posted hours during the weekday. It will not be open for the weekends until further notice. When bringing waste to the Transfer Station, have all waste separated and cardboard cut to 2×2 pieces. This will allow for quick transfer of trash and allow for the proper social distancing.

For members of the community taking part in the Pilot Organic Composting, due to the limited staff and hours, we will be suspending the collection of organics until further notice.

These policies will be reviewed weekly and any updates will be posted on Facebook, the District’s website and Fishersisland.net.

These changes are temporary and hopefully, if everyone works together, be over quickly.

Everyone please be smart and stay well.

Thank you,

Alan R. Thibodeau
Operations Manager
Fishers Island Waste Management District