Monthly Archives: October 2017


Dear Islander,

The Fishers Island Waste Management District has been looking for viable solutions to help reduce the amount of waste that is shipped off the island. One of the areas of concern is the amount of bottles and cans that are sent off. While the flow in the off seasons slows down, during the summer months, a thirty yard dumpster will fill in a day and a half. The bottle and can dumpsters are the highest quantity of dumpsters sent out each month. In an effort to reduce this, the District recently purchased a glass grinding machine. This machine will grind the glass down to both 1/8” and 3/8” particles. The glass can then be used as a clean fill. Taking the glass out of the trash flow will help reduce the quantity of dumpsters leaving the island and also put the glass to good use.
Starting January 1, 2018, all glass containers will have to be collected separate from plastic and metal. The containers are to be rinsed cleaned and will be collected in special “GLASS ONLY” dumpsters at the Transfer Station. The District has purchased 13 gallon recycling totes for each residence on the island. These will be made available for free (one per residence) and can be picked up at the District Office during normal business hours. We will notify you when they are available in early December. Please remember, any glass container should be rinsed clean before depositing at the Transfer Station.


LEGAL NOTICE Request for Proposals
THE FISHERS ISLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT requests proposals for hauling for the period of
January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. The request for proposal can be found and downloaded at 2018HAULREQST  Proposals must be submitted for consideration by 12:00 PM December 11, 2017 to Fishers Island Waste Management District PO Box 22 Fishers Island, NY 06390 Email 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, do not fax your proposal. Bids will be opened Monday, December 18, 2017 at the Fishers Island Community Center on Fishers Island, NY at 5:30 pm. The identity of bid offerors will be disclosed at the same meeting and time.



Please take notice that the Board of Commissioners of the Fishers Island Waste Management District will hold a special meeting on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Fishers Island Community Center on Fishers Island. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss compliance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act with respect to the Proposed Consolidation of Waste Management Facilities and to adopt resolutions as may be deemed necessary or appropriate with respect to this project.

Dated: October 16, 2017
By: Secretary to the Board of Commissioners