Bottles and Cans

The District will once again be using one of the compacting dumpsters at the Transfer Station for the collection of Bottles and Cans during the winter months. Starting Monday, Dec. 7th, the normal trash dumpster on the top level will be used just like last winter. Signs will be out to remind everyone of this temporary change. If you have any questions, the attendant will be happy to assist you.

Election for Commissioner

Legal Notice

Election of Commissioner

Fishers Island Waste Management District

December 8, 2020

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Election of the Fishers Island Waste Management District will take place on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 between the hours of 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm, at the Fishers Island Community Center located at 66 Hound Lane Fishers Island, Town of Southold, County of Suffolk and State of New York for the purpose of electing one commissioner for a five year term commencing January 1, 2021.

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 and are available between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. Petitions are due by Wednesday, December 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm.

Petition forms and absentee ballot applications can be obtained from the Fishers Island Waste Management District office between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday through Friday from the District Administrator & Business Manager Beth A. Stern at the District Office at 2760 Whistler Avenue Fishers Island, NY 06390 or If the applicant is mailing the completed absentee application it must be received on or before Wednesday, December 2, 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 11, 2020.  Hand delivered absentee ballots are due no later than the close of polls by Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

Beth A. Stern

Fishers Island Waste Management District

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