Department of Public Works

Phil Healey

Deputy Superintendent
Larry Bien

Our facilities are located at:
548 Merrick Rd., Lynbrook, NY 11563 (516) 599-8838

Office Hours: 8AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday – *Closed Holidays
*See Holiday Schedule Page for Holiday Pick Up Schedule Changes Town Of Hempstead ECYCLE Program Information-


Due to a change in market conditions we will still collect all recycling on your current day. We would appreciated if you can separate your cardboard from your other recycling and just place it alongside the pail. There will be two different trucks picking up your recycling on the same day. If you have any questions please call us @ (516) 599-8838 – THANK YOU

The mission of the Lynbrook 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. We strive to provide solid waste management, the maintenance and construction of a functional road network, along with the care to all public infra-structure facilities. This commitment will be accomplished in a timely, professional, cost-efficient utilization of allotted physical, financial and human resources.

Tree removal permits are required when a tree is being removed from the curb strip.
Please contact the Department of Public Works to obtain this permit.

Tree Planting Application (PDF)

Storm Water Related Documents


  • Garbage pails no larger than 44 gal
  • Bags no heavier than 30lbs.
  • Carpet must be no longer that 3ft and tied.
  • We do not pick up propane tanks.
  • Use STOP program for Hazardous Waste, call 378-4210
  • Water your street trees.
  • Computer, T.V. & other electronic waste call for special pick up.
  • Leaves & grass clippings make a great mulch
  • When you place out weekly bottles and cans for collections, you will now place out your papers, magazines, envelopes and cardboard for the same day collection.
  • Residents can bring household batteries to the Department of Public Works for proper disposal during normal working hours.
  • We do not accept automotive batteries.


  • Stumps and logs 4½ inches in diameter or greater and dirt and rocks are considered a special pick up.
  • Branches need to be bundled & tied four feet in length for Wednesday pick up.
  • Grass and leaves must be placed in bags weighing no more than 30 lbs or in 44 gals cans.


With the rapid pace at which technology is advancing, people are purchasing new computer systems, televisions, DVD players and other electronic components in record numbers. Industry experts estimate that American consumers dispose of 400 million units of electronic equipment per year. Recycling electronic waste protects the environment by keeping toxic materials, such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic from entering the waste stream. Hempstead Town has taken responsible and proactive steps to ensure that your old electronic equipment can be recycled and disposed of properly by holding four E-cycling events each year. In accordance with the New York State Electronic Recycling and Reuse Act of 2010, beginning January 1, 2015 consumers are prohibited from disposing of electronic waste at any solid waste management facility or placing electronic waste in the trash or at curbside for trash collection.

All televisions, computers, computer components (including cables, cords and wiring), monitors, tablets, e-readers, electronic keyboards, fax machines, scanners, VCRs, DVD players, electronic and video game consoles and portable digital music players will be accepted for recycling at each of our E-cycling programs. Residents served by the Town of Hempstead Department of Sanitation may arrange for a Special Pickup of electronic waste by calling (516) 378-8484. Residents can also contact the manufacturer to obtain information on how to recycle the equipment.

E-Cycling – The Electronic Equipment Recycling Reuse Act

As of April 1, 2011 a new law goes into affect called, “The Electronic Equipment Recycling Reuse Act”, the law requires manufacturers to establish a convenient system for the collection, handling and recycling or reuse of electronic waste. This law was put into place so that every New Yorker will have the opportunity to recycle their electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner. This law requires the manufacturers of all electronic equipment to be responsible for implementing an acceptable program for the electronic waste, such as televisions, computers and components, fascimile machines, VCR’s, digital video recorders, portable digital music players, DVD player, electronic or video game consoles, printers.