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RFP Trash Removal

LEGAL NOTICE Request for Proposals

THE FISHERS ISLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT requests proposals for hauling for the period of January 24, 2019 through December 31, 2019. The request for proposal can be found and downloaded at   2019 HAUL RFP. Proposals must be submitted for consideration by 12:00 PM, January 14, 2019 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 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 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.


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In light of these comments, the Board has stopped any further action on the plan that was proposed, and has withdrawn an application to the Southold Town Planning Board which was reviewing the proposed consolidation and improvements to the facilities.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.

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 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, 2019 – December 31, 2019 and will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., at the Fishers Island Community Center, 66 Hound Lane, Fishers Island, NY to allow the public to ask questions and make comments on the said proposed 2019 Budget. The proposed Budget can be obtained at or at its business office at 2760 Whistler Ave, Fishers Island, NY

Jean Bonhotal-The Science of Composting

Jean Bonhotal came to the island with a great, informative presentation. The presentation was at the Community Center on June 25th and we thank them for the use of their facilities.
Take a couple of minutes to check out her slides BONHOTAL Science of Composting -2018

Jean has worked at the Cornell Waste Management Institute in solid waste education for over 20 years, first working for Cornell Cooperative Extension in Broome County, then for the Cornell Waste Management Institute. Reducing, repurposing, recycling and composting solid and organic residuals to mine and redirect resources from our waste stream is a systematic way to manage our waste stream.
Characterizing waste streams is important to be able to separate and determine value-added purposes for different residuals. Compost quality and consistency in the market place is also a high priority, as well as encouraging use to build healthy soils and redistribute nutrients.
Previous experience includes working with different agencies including US Forest and National Park Service, US EPA, NYS DEC and the landscape and greenhouse industry.
She received an M.S. degree in Education and Communication from SUNY Binghamton in 1991, a B.S. in Biology from Utah State University in 1984 and an A.A.S. in Natural Resources from SUNY Morrisville.

Balloons Banned on Block Island

I’ll assume we are all aware balloons have disastrous effects on wildlife and our ecosystem. “Environmentally friendly” balloons are on the market with mixed results as to their true “friendliness”.
April 9, 2018 Block Island banned ANY TYPE of balloon from being sold or used.
Here is an article from The Block Island Times