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Recycling Information

If you have any questions about recycling, donating, and how to reuse materials please contact the Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District at  516 - 364 - 5860  or 

One of the biggest ways you can impact the world is with your wallet. Buying sustainably sourced and packaged products made from highly recyclable materials like Steel, Copper, Aluminum helps by preventing waste before recycling needs to occur. Plastic is not an easily recyclable material, each time it is refined it's strength degrades. It is estimated that only 5% - 10% of plastic is able to be recycled, purchasing less plastic packaging and less single use plastic is the solution to reducing plastic waste. Americans throw away billions of pounds of clothing each year, shopping at thrift stores and in clearance sections is fun, affordable, and helps reduce clothing waste. 

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Sustainability Facts 
  • 25% of the bottled water you buy is really municipal tap water, so you might as well pass on the plastic bottle
  • On average, ONE supermarket goes through 60,500,000 paper bags per year! A plastic bag is used for an average of 12 minutes but will remain in the environment for 1,000 years before it decomposes.
  • The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world’s people generate 40% of the world’s waste. 
  • Recycling one aluminum can save enough energy to run a TV for three hours.
  • Up to 90% of the energy used during a washing machine’s cleaning cycle goes into heating the water, so use the cold setting
  • In response to the first Earth Day in 1970, the U.S. Government created the Clean Air, Clean Water, Endangered Species Acts, and the EPA.

Recycle Hazardous material with your town S.T.O.P. Program

The Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P.) Program is designed to provide area residents with a safe, environmentally sound method of disposal of the many hazardous materials found in the average home. By bringing such toxins as batteries, antifreeze, drain cleaners, and pesticides on any of the scheduled S.T.O.P. collection days, you and your family can make a significant contribution to the protection of our precious groundwater supply and the preservation of our bays and estuaries.  

Seeking Volunteers


Interested in protecting your local resources? Looking for a chance to give back to your community? Sign up to work with us!


The Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District is currently seeking volunteers to help implement various environmental projects. No experience required. Weekend opportunities available.

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