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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

WHEN:        SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2020
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ONLY


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


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


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

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  Proposals must be submitted by 12:00 PM July 21, 2020 to FIWMD 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. 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