You can reach the Animal Shelter by calling (631) 643-9270.
Bay Management & Shellfish Management
The Hard Clam Survey is an annual survey of the town's 10,000 acres of underwater land and is used to determine the abundance and distribution of clams and their predators. The Spawner Sanctuary is an area stocked with clams at high densities with the hope of enhancing reproduction. To date, over 7,900 bushels of clams have been stocked.
Seed Clam Grow Out
The aquaculture program began back in 1978, with the first introduction of 180,000 seed clams. One million seed clams are grown out every year. The seed is placed in the rafts at 3-5 millimeter in size and then re-seeded into the bay in October when they are about 18-20 millimeters. Over 25,000,000 clams have been introduced since the program’s inception.
Endangered Species Management
The Town has about 6.5 miles of beach that is monitored almost daily during the breeding season for the Federally-listed Endangered species Piping Plover and the NYS-listed Threatened species Least Tern. We also monitor the marsh islands in the Bay for the NYS listed Threatened species Common Tern and the Federally-listed Endangered Species the Roseate Tern. At the end of each season, we report our productivity numbers to both the State and Federal governments.
Conditional Shell Fishing Program
Opening of normally closed shell fishing areas is based on rainfall. This is done in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) in order to provide more accessible and protected winter harvest grounds.
Residential Recycling Center
The Town's Department of Environmental Control operates the Town’s recyclable materials drop off Center. The Center also accepts non-recyclable materials for a fee. Refer to the Town’s Recycling Calendar for a list of recyclable and non-acceptable items as well as other programs offered by the Center. The Center receives waste that residents feel can't be picked up at the curb. Not all items, however, will be accepted. Unacceptable items include explosives, ammunition, automobile body parts, etc.
The Center is located at 57 Field Street in West Babylon and can be contacted at (631) 249-9347. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Commercial Waste District
All commercial and multi-family dwelling waste is collected and disposed of by the Town's contractor, Winters Brothers. The Town's Office of Commercial Waste oversees this operation and prepares bills while administering the program. The office can be reached at (631) 422-7670.
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.