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There are several departments that fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Environmental Control:
Though the commercial waste collected is recycled by the contractor, the program does not offer source separated commercial waste. Those wishing to set up a source separation program must arrange to do so with a private company. The company must be a Town (Class 1) licensed waste recycling company.
For more information, call the Commercial Waste Office at (631) 422-7670.
To verify that your property is in the District, or to arrange for pickup call the Commercial Waste Office at (631) 422-7670.
These parameters will include waste characteristics, dumpster size, frequency of pick up and other special requirements, if any. Official orders containing all pertinent information can then be faxed by the constituent to (631) 893-1008. If an order is placed by 2:00 pm, trash service can usually begin the next business day.
More information about Babylon’s stormwater program can be found online, Stormwater Program, or by calling the Town's Department of Environmental Control at (631) 422-7670.
The Recycling Center is located at 57 Field Street in West Babylon and can be contacted at (631) 249-9346.
The hours of operation for the Recycling Center are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm but they are closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.
For safety's sake, please remove all doors from refrigerators and freezers.
YWZ 1 – South of Montauk Highway – Monday pick-upYWZ 2 – Between Montauk Highway and Sunrise Highway – Tuesday pick-upYWZ 3 – Between Sunrise Highway and Southern State Parkway – Wednesday pick-upYWZ 4 – Between Southern State Parkway and Long Island Avenue – Thursday pick-upYWZ 5 – North of Long Island Avenue or North of Long Island Railroad tracks – Friday Pick-up Click here for more information
Wrap newspapers in twine or put them into paper bags. Do not use plastic bags for holding newspapers. Magazines, junk mail, cardboard boxes and telephone books will be picked up along with newspapers. These items should be bundled and tied. Please put out newspapers regardless of the weather. Pizza and cereal boxes are not recyclable. Please dispose of pizza and cereal boxes with your normal household garbage. Do not use your recycling can or garbage pails to put your newspapers out.
These items can also be brought to the recycling center at 51 Field Street in West Babylon between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
For further information please call (631) 249-9346 or (631) 422-7694.
If there is a question as to size or an unusual item, call EnCon, the Town's trash contractor, at (631) 491-3200.
An area with significant flooding issues generally has standing water at the location 24 hours after a rain event. If water does not exist at the location 24 hours after a rain event, it is determined that, although flooding occurs, it is temporary and therefore within the design capability of the system.
The Town is continually updating its database of problem areas and, as resources allow, will address these problem areas. Flooding can also occur without a rain event in times of unusually high tides.
The National Weather Service often issues flood advisories due to high tides. For those living in low lying areas near tidal water, this type of flooding will occur.
Please note that when there are weather forecasts for tidal flooding and when these warnings are issued, elevate anything that might be damaged from water or saltwater. In addition, homes in these areas should have flood insurance.
An area with significant flooding issues generally has standing water at the location 24 hours after a rain event. If water does not exist at the location 24 hours after a rain event, the case is closed. If standing water still exists at the location, the case is reported to the Engineering Division within the Planning and Development Department to develop a solution and schedule to rectify. At this point, an incident report is written and copied to the homeowner.
At that time, the inspection will investigate the storm drain for blockage, damage, etc. If it is determined the storm drain is blocked, a service request will be created and scheduled.
The storm drains are there to solely collect stormwater from the public roads and right-a-ways.