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Help us in our mission to protect the environment while improving your community.

Are you recycling correctly?

Help protect, improve and beautify our community

For years, Winters Bros. has been keeping Long Island beautiful and eco-friendly with our residential and commercial single stream recycling programs. But we need your help. Improperly disposed materials have prevented our recycling program from operating at full efficiency. In some areas, up to half of the recyclables we’ve collected have been deemed unusable due to contamination. This substantially increases costs, as we need to find alternative solutions for these improperly disposed items.

Please check with your local municipality for the recycling program rules and list of acceptable recyclable items.

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Success through a shared commitment

Use the Single Stream Recycling Guide below to learn what can and cannot be recycled AND how to properly dispose of your recyclable materials. With your assistance, together, we can help protect, improve and beautify our community. Thank you!

download recycling guide

Take a pass on glass

Glass recycling has come under increased pressure recently, and many municipal programs are no longer collecting curbside glass since it’s often heavily contaminated.

Moving forward, please bring NY-refundable glass materials to the bottle return section of a local grocery store or bring the items to a nearby drop-off center. If there are no drop-off centers available, please dispose of glass in your trash.

Success through a shared commitment

Use the Single Stream Recycling Guide below to learn what can and cannot be recycled AND how to properly dispose of your recyclable materials. With your assistance, together, we can help protect, improve and beautify our community. Thank you!

download recycling guide

Take a pass on glass

Glass recycling has come under increased pressure recently, and many municipal programs are no longer collecting curbside glass since it’s often heavily contaminated.

Moving forward, please bring NY-refundable glass materials to the bottle return section of a local grocery store or bring the items to a nearby drop-off center. If there are no drop-off centers available, please dispose of glass in your trash.

What to recycle:
Recycle today for a better tomorrow…

Plastic Bottles, Milk Jugs & Detergent Bottles
(Plastic & )

Metal Cans, Aluminum Containers & Foil
(Rinse & Clean)

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines & Junk Mail
(No Need to Tie or Bundle)

Cardboard, Paper Containers & Cartons

How to recycle:
Before you toss it in the recycling container…

Empty It!

Clean It!

Dry It!

What NOT to place in curbside recycling containers:

  • Glass (bottles, jars, windows, mirrors)
  • Cat litter
  • Chemicals
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Contaminated paper products
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Food waste
  • Garbage
  • Light bulbs
  • Needles/syringes/sharp items
  • Paint and paint cans
  • Plates (plastic and ceramic)
  • Plastic (, , , or )
  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Plastic utensils
  • Styrofoam
  • Waxed paper
  • Yard waste
  • Drinking glasses

Please check with your local hauler or your municipality for the rules and guidelines for recycling in your community.

Do your part. Be a good recycler!

Recycling locations

Winters Bros. has an extensive list of centers throughout Long Island where you can bring your residential or commercial recycling products.

Call 631-491-4923 or 516-937-0900 to speak to a waste advisor or fill out the form below.