Suffolk County Government Crest

Suffolk County Stormwater Management Program

Edward P. Romaine, County Executive

Department of Public Works

Department of Economic Development and Planning

Town of Shelter Island The Shelter Island Recycling Center
Crew Leader: Brian Sherman
North Menantic Road, Shelter Island
Open 7 days/week: 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Recycling options: recycling drop-off available to residents.
Materials accepted: plastics, cardboard, glass, metal, mixed paper, and newspaper.
Household hazardous waste: call for drop-off dates and times.

Recycleables Include:

Newspaper and Mixed Paper: All clean & dry newspaper, coupons, glossy paper, junk mail, phone books, office paper, magazines, catalogs & cereal boxes. (Please see attendant for removing wire)

NO waxed paper, any paper products that have been contaminated with food waste or used tissues, used napkins, garbage from a bathroom or any paper that has been contaminated by bodily fluids!! These items are BIOHAZARDS and put both residents and recycling attendants alike at risk of contamination. These MUST be disposed of in Town Bags. NO EXCEPTIONS. All food waste must be in TOWN BAGS.

Cardboard: All clean corrugated cardboard. NO waxed boxes or fish boxes.

Glass: Only glass bottles and jars. Please rinse out. NO ceramics, plate glass, light bulbs, mirrors, windowpanes or drinking glasses.

Cans: Tin & Aluminum cans should be rinsed out & 100% FREE OF ALL FOOD WASTE prior to arrival at the Recycling Center. NO Propane cylinders or aerosol cans. Consult recycling attendant for proper disposal of these items.

Plastics: ONLY plastics with number 1-7 and recycling symbol will be accepted. Plastics without symbol/number WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND MUST GO IN TOWN BAG.

NO plastic toys, cellophane, hoses, tarps, etc.


The first Saturday of every month, 9 am- 1 pm (unless otherwise advertised)


You must dispose of household hazardous waste at HAZMAT area. Do not throw these down the drain or into the ground. These materials include, but are not limited to:

  • Antifreeze - Automotive Fluids
  • Cleaners - Disinfectants - Nail Polish
  • Paints (other than latex) - Pesticides
  • Shoe Polish

Containers should be labeled with the product’s name or tell the attendant what is in the container. This information is necessary for proper handling.

For more information about Town of Shelter Island's stormwater management projects, visit their MS4 Stormwater Management page.

For Town of Shelter Island parks and recreational sites, visit their parks page.

For more information on Town of Shelter Island shellfish site closures, click on Shelter Island Closures.