PUBLIC WORKS & SANITATION
The mission of the Malverne Village Public Works Department is to deliver services that will continually enhance and improve the quality of life to all residents, property owners and travelers within the Village boundaries.
The DPW provides waste management services and the ongoing maintenance and construction of our local road system, in addition to the care and maintenance of all public parks and facilities. This commitment is accomplished through the timely, professional, cost-efficient utilization of allotted physical, financial and human resources.
Garbage is collected from the curb twice a week beginning at 7:00 am. Recyclables are collected once a week. Yard waste and cardboard is collected village-wide on Wednesday.
NO YARDWASTE, REFUSE, GARBAGE AND/OR RECYCLING SHALL BE PLACED AT THE CURB PRIOR TO 7:00 PM PREVAILING TIME OR THIRTY (30) MINUTES PAST SUNSET, WHICHEVER OCCURS EARLIER, PRIOR TO THE REGULAR COLLECTION DAY. ALL CONTAINERS SHALL BE REMOVED FROM THE CURB AND STORED WITHIN TWELVE (12) HOURS AFTER COLLECTION.
Garbage must be placed in standard type garbage containers, no larger than 32 gallons. Each container must have handles and tight fitting covers. Covers may not be attached to the cans. Garbage should not exceed 40 pounds. Plastic bags may be used: however, they must be tied and not overfilled as they will tear. Wood must be tied in bundles not to exceed 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter. Any nails must be removed or hammered down. To prevent injury to Village employees, glass panes must be “X” taped, wrapped in newspaper or brown paper and marked with the word “Glass”. Please do not use plastic bags when disposing of glass. Windows should be placed at the curb on your second collection day.
Standard 18-gallon green recycling buckets are available for purchase at Village Hall.
The Village of Malverne prohibits placing garbage receptacles or rubbish at the curb prior to 7:00 PM on the day preceding scheduled pick up. Receptacles placed at the curb after the garbage/recycling on the street has been collected must be removed from the curb and placed out on the next scheduled pick up day.
It is not necessary to schedule an appointment for pickup of bulk metal items. These items will be picked up on your recycling day, with the exception of items containing Freon (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers) which will be collected on Wednesdays. We ask you limit the number of metal items to six (6), and that you bundle loose items together whenever possible and place them at the curb the evening before collection. Refrigerator/freezer doors must be removed.
Newspapers/magazines will be collected on the same day as your scheduled recyclables. We ask that you tie them in bundles or in a brown paper bag and put them alongside your recycling bin. They will not be collected if they are in plastic bags.
Boxes, crates, cartons, and cardboard must be broken up and securely tied and will be collected on Wednesdays.
(Cans, bottles, plastics and newspapers/magazines)
Recycling Do's & Don'ts
DO Wash out food and liquids from all containers.
DO compress items when possible
DO place your recycling bin next to your regular garbage container.
DO check your plastic containers for their recycling number located in a triangle. Our recycling program can only accept plastics number 1 & 2. If the number is higher or if there is no number marked on the container, please dispose in with your garbage.
DON'T put your newspapers/magazines in plastic shopping bags; newspapers in brown paper bags will be accepted.
DON'T break glass before putting in bin.
DON'T place light bulbs, ceramic glass, mirrors, items made of clay, chemical or oil containers, or laminated glass in with your recyclables.
DON'T place empty egg cartons or wax milk containers in with your recyclables (plastic milk containers numbered 1 & 2 will be accepted)
DON'T place aerosol cans (even empty ones) in with your recyclables.
DON'T mix garbage with your recyclables.
Yard waste consists of grass cuttings, leaves, brush, branches, and tree and bush clippings. These items can be placed in garbage pails and bags or tied securely in bundles that do not exceed four (4) feet in length and two (2) feet in diameter. Thorn bearing bushes must be wrapped and tied to avoid injury to Village employees. Real Christmas trees are collected as yard waste. Wednesday is a village-wide yard waste collection day.
NOTE: If you use a Landscaper/Tree Removal Company, they must dispose of all tree/yard waste. The Village is not responsible for the disposal of "professional" yard waste.
The S.T.O.P. program has been set up by the Town of Hempstead to allow residents an opportunity to dispose of hazardous materials such as aerosol cans, asbestos (double bagged), insecticides, pesticides, car/household batteries, latex and oil based paints, paint thinner/stripper, wood preservatives and swimming pool chemicals. Please note this is an abbreviated list. Please call 378-2200 for further information and details of drop off locations.
Bulk Pick Up
An appointment is NOT necessary for the disposal of “burnable” bulk items (burnable, wood, upholstered items). The limit is six (6) items per household. Rugs must be rolled and tied and must not exceed 2 feet in diameter and 6 feet in length. Items must be placed at the curb on your second collection day before 7:00 a.m. but not before 7:00 p.m. or sunset of the previous day.
NOTE: Contractors MUST dispose of all building material debris. The Village is not responsible for disposal of “professional garbage”.
All electronics, including peripherals (wires, cables, etc), will be collected on the same day as your scheduled recyclables.
The following are holidays as they apply to the Department of Public Works CSEA contract:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
NOTE: There is no sanitation collection on the day of the holiday. If a holiday falls on your scheduled pick up day, please see the Holiday Sanitation Schedule for further information.
Regulations are subject to change without notice.