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Swap Area

Now that we are in the windier time of year, and due to the fact we do not have a permanent structure to hold items in, on Friday, September 25th, the Waste Management District will no longer be taking small items for our swap area. All small items will be disposed of in the dumpsters. We will continue to accept large items of furniture.
We would like to thank everyone for the items brought to us and for those who enjoyed “shopping”.

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



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 to allow the public to ask questions and make comments on the said proposed 2021 budget. Please email for a zoom invite.

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



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


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