Author Archives: FI Waste Management District


November 9, 2018

Re: Proposed improvements to the Fishers Island Waste Management facilities
Dear Fellow Fishers Island Residents:
The Board of Commissioners has received a significant number of comments, critique, and suggestions regarding the facilities and operations of the District’s waste management and improvements that were designed for them.
In light of these comments, the Board has stopped any further action on the plan that was proposed, and has withdrawn an application to the Southold Town Planning Board which was reviewing the proposed consolidation and improvements to the facilities.
At this point, the Board will proceed only with those work items which have been identified as safety issues or are mandated by regulation which warrant attention, repair and correction.
The Board will be forming a committee which will include members of the Fishers Island community (including year round and seasonal residents) to review the operation and waste management facilities of the District. The committee will be asked to provide recommendations to the Board of Commissioners with respect to the existing facilities and operations to ensure that community input is included as improvements to District facilities are considered. The Board will announce publicly when the committee will be formed.
In light of the Board’s decision to regroup and reconsider the District’s plans going forward with committee and community input, the meeting that was scheduled for November 26, 2018 has been canceled.
We look forward to your suggestions and comments, and we will continue to serve the Fishers Island community as we plan for the future here on the Island. Thank you.


Legal Notice Election of Commissioners

Fishers Island Waste Management District December 11, 2018

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Election of the Fishers Island Waste Management District will take place on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm, at Fishers Island Fire Department located at Fishers Island, Town of Southold, County of Suffolk and State of New York for the purpose of electing two commissioners; one for a five year term and one for a two year term commencing January 1, 2019.

All registered voters of Fishers Island Waste Management District are eligible to vote. Every resident of the District, who is qualified to vote for a Town officer, shall be eligible to hold the office of District Commissioner.

By resolution of the Commissioners, nominations are to be submitted in petition form, signed by twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the District between the hours of 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. Petitions are due by Friday, 12:00 pm, November 30, 2018 Petition forms and absentee ballots can be obtained from the Fishers Island Waste Management District office between the hours of 8:00am – 12:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from the District Administrator & Business Manager, Beth A. Stern at the District Office at 2760 Whistler Avenue Fishers Island, NY 06390. If the applicant is mailing the completed absentee application it must be received on or before Friday, November 30, 2018 or the day before the election if the application is to be delivered personally to the voter.

Mailed absentee ballots must be received by the District Administrator & Business Manager, Beth A. Stern not later than Friday, December 14, 2018.  Hand delivered absentee ballots are due no later than the close of polls by Tuesday, December 11, 2018.
Beth A. Stern
Fishers Island Waste Management

Gregory Thibodeau, Chair
John T. Patterson, Treasurer
Sarah Malinowski, Secretary
Bruce Hubert

Casual Labor Position

The Fishers Island Waste Management District is looking to fill a Casual Labor Position. This position will be for a set schedule of 15 hours per week; with additional hours as needed. The days will be Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 am – 12:30 pm. The position will be trained to work at both facilities as an Attendant.
If interested, please stop by the District office to obtain an application. All applications must be returned by November 12th. Interviews will be held that week and training will begin the week of November 19th.

FIWMD’s Compost Analysis From Cornell Laboratory

Below are the remarkable results of our Compost. It is sold for $50 per yard.

Cornell Nutrient Analysis Laboratory
804 Bradfield Hall
Ithaca, NY – 14853
Phone: 607-255-4540
Fax: 607-255-7656

FN 27578 8/14/2018

FN 27578 8/14/2018
Sample Moisture % Solids % pH Soluble Salts Organic Matter % Total Nitrogen % Organic Nitrogen % Carbon:Nitorgen
FIWMD 55.07 22.25 6.57 0.45 38.17 0.96 0.98 26.98
Coast of Maine 67.22 30.5 5.75 1.51 45.71 1.21 1.2 27.76
Ideal Range 45 – 60 7  0 -1.5 30 – 70 1.11 1.11  10 – 30




Notice of Public Hearing


         A public hearing on the Fishers Island Waste Management District’s Draft Local Solid Waste Management Plan (LSWMP) will be held at 2:00 PM on October 10, 2018 at the Fishers Island Community Center, 66 Hound Lane, Fishers Island, NY to receive public comment on the Plan. Copies of the plan are available on the District’s website or from the District office at 2760 Whistler Ave, Fishers Island, NY. Written comments on the draft plan will be accepted until October 30, 2018.

Board of Commissioners
Fishers Island Waste Management District

The following link will bring you to our Draft LSWMP. Comments are welcome at a public hearing  Wednesday, October 10 at 2:00 PM at the Community Center. Written comments can be sent to and will be accepted until 5:00 PM Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The document is over 200 pages, please email or give the office a call for a hard copy.    Draft LSWMP WITH APPENDICES September 12 2018