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Organics Update

As we wrap up our eight-month of accepting household organic waste, we would love to thank all those that have joined our program. You have made it the success that it is.

Here is the monthly breakdown: (in pounds)
January – 588
February – 599
March – 394 (only partial due to shut down from Covid-19)
April – (Closed all month for Covid-19)
May – 356 (partial month due to re-opening)
June – 501
July – 1062
August – 607
Total – 4107
The Pequot Inn has been doing its share to divert organics from their kitchen:
June – 223
July – 256
August – 245
Total – 724

It’s amazing that we have collected almost 2-1/2 tons of organic scraps that have been diverted from our household trash and all from a small number of volunteers in our program. It is our hope that this program will continue to grow with more households and businesses joining in.

Again, thanks to all our volunteers.

FIWMD 2021 Budget Proposal

 

LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FISHERS ISLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
TOWN OF SOUTHOLD   SUFFOLK COUNTY   NEW YORK

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Fishers Island Waste Management District will hold a public hearing on its proposed budget for the fiscal year January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 and will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., at www.zoom.com to allow the public to ask questions and make comments on the said proposed 2021 budget. Please email fiwastemanagement@gmail.com for a zoom invite.

Please click the link for our 2021 Budget proposal BUDGET proposal 2021

LABOR DAY WEEKEND HOURS

TRANSFER STATION

Saturday, Sept. 5th                          7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sunday, Sept. 6th                             7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Monday, Sept. 7th                           7:30 am – 12:00 pm        12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

COMPOST STATION

Saturday, Sept. 5th                          7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sunday, Sept. 6th                             Closed

Monday, Sept. 7th                           Closed

Tuesday, Sept. 8th                           7:30 am – 12:00 pm        12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Storm Notice

The District has been watching the approach of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaias. We are taking precautions and removing all items that may cause damage from the forecasted winds. At this time, we have had to remove all items in our swap area and will not be taking in any items until after the storm. If you bring something for the swap area, please wait until Wednesday morning.
Additionally, while the Compost Station is not normally open on Tuesday mornings, we have decided to open it to allow people to get rid of any waste in the morning. As the winds increase through the day, the station may close due to safety reasons. Please keep this in mind and try to plan your visit for the morning.
As it currently stands, both Stations will be open on Wednesday morning.

Waste Oil

The Fishers Island Waste Management District purchased a waste oil furnace this past winter. Once installed, the District hopes to not only have lower heating costs but help island residents and businesses by having another source to discard waste oil.
In the past, one would have to hold on to waste oil to discard at the Household Hazardous Waste day, which occurs every two years. Now, you can call to make arrangements to bring your used oil to our shop. At this time, we have limited storage, so please call us before coming. We will ask how much you have and when the best time to bring it by. For more information, please call 788-7459.
And remember, Household Hazardous Waste Day is Saturday, August 8th, from 9 am until 12 pm, at the Transfer Station. During this time, normal trash and recyclables will not be accepted but will be open from 1 pm until 4:30 pm to handle this.
The Compost Station will not be open on Saturday, August 8th

FIWMD
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
 
WHEN:        SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2020
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ONLY
WHERE:      FISHERS ISLAND TRANSFER STATION

WHAT TO BRING

From the Garage & Yard

Oil based paints, stains & varnishes, wood preservatives, additives & solvents, lighter fluid, weed killer, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fuels (gasoline, kerosene), engine degreaser, brake fluid & carburetor cleaner, transmission fluid, car wax, polishes, driveway sealer, antifreeze, roofing tar, swimming pool chemicals

From the House

Fiberglass resins, rubber cement, airplane glue, aerosol cans, photo chemicals, furniture polish, oven cleaner, spot remover, rug & upholstery cleaner, hobby and art supplies, mothballs, power saver bulbs and all fluorescent bulbs

*Fire Extinguishers, Motor Oil, Dry Cell, Lithium, NiCad & Acid Batteries may be brought but will be charged a fee at the time of disposal

WHAT NOT TO BRING

Empty trash containers, household trash, bottles and cans, paper and cardboard, prescription medicines, syringes, commercial or industrial waste, radioactive & biological waste, ammunition, fireworks, explosives, latex paint or latex paint cans, e-waste

The Compost Station accepts e-waste

fishersislandwastemanagement.com

 

Saturday, August 8 Household Trash & Recyclables will ONLY be accepted between 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Compost Station will be CLOSED

Questions? Please call the office at 631-788-7455