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waste management systems, local, recycling, Long Island, Suffolk County, towns, villages


This report describes the municipal waste management systems used by local governments to manage solid waste in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. There are ten Towns that serve as the primary planners for waste systems in Suffolk County. Many of the 33 villages in Suffolk County have established their own waste management programs and policies. All programs tend to follow the same general plan of the approaches used by their respective Towns, however. All programs provide some degree of recycling services, although the scope of the services varies tremendously.


This report was originally released through the Waste Reduction and Management Institute, School or Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University.



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