Details about our own Police Department, Sanitation Services and contracted
Fire Department coverage are provided below. Also below we have provided information
about how to dispose of items other than what is accepted by Asharoken sanitation services.
|Image: Steve Silverman
|Pictured from left, are Officers Mitch Bank, Jim Cox, Jeff Josephson, Mike Tetro, Officer-in-Charge Ray Mahdesian, Alex Rubino, Mike Magerle, Dennis Magerle, and Brian O'Connor. Not pictured, Officer Sidney Lynn.
Our Asharoken Police Department was formed in 1926. Today, our department has grown to eleven officers, five patrol vehicles, and a police boat.
The number of officers on duty per shift varies, depending on the day and time of year.
The boat is in operation from approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day, patrolling our Asharoken waterways.
The department is supervised by the Officer-in-Charge, under the direction of the Commissioner of Police and a Deputy Commissioner.
Asharoken is a well-protected village, with a near-zero crime rate.
Contributing to this accomplishment is an aggressive program to check on houses and grounds.
The omnipresence of police patrols on village roads, 24 hours a day, adds to maintaining the highest level of highway safety,
as well as providing a visible deterrent to criminal activity.
The Department can be contacted at (631) 261-7400. Our Police also respond to 911 emergency calls.
The Northport and Eaton’s Neck Fire Departments are currently contracted to provide emergency fire
and ambulance services to the residents of our Village. The services from these two departments
are split based upon geographic boundaries, with the Eaton's Neck Fire Department covering the
Morgan Estate and the Northport Fire Department covering the rest of our Village.
Both of these Fire Departments offer professional volunteer capabilities that
include state of the art equipment, rigorous training and certification requirements,
and Advanced Life Support certified ambulance services. Advanced Life Support certification
allows the ambulance technicians to administer life saving medication and use advanced medical equipment.
Both of these departments have a large contingency of men and women that volunteer their time
and efforts to support our community. There are also agreements between all Huntington Fire Departments
to provide a ‘mutual aid’ response, where one will assist another if additional manpower or equipment is required.
Click to learn more about the:
Northport Volunteer Fire Department
Eaton's Neck Volunteer Fire Department
Asharoken staffs its own sanitation service.
Generally, regular trash is picked up each Monday and Thursday.
Recyclables are picked up each Wednesday on an alternating basis.
Wednesday pickups alternate between bottles/cans/plastics, and newspaper/cardboard. And, New:
Yard Waste pick-up on Tuesday (once per month, no July or August).
UPDATE: Yard Waste Pick-up Program continues in 2013:
In 2011 the Village initiated a pilot program to pick-up Yard Waste materials once per month, though November. Eligible for pick-up are leaves, bundled branches, gardening debris and pruning materials--no grass clippings
. See below for more details.
Refer to the online calendar
for exact dates and exceptions near holidays.
The following guidelines should be used to properly separate your trash, recyclables and yard waste:
FOR REGULAR TRASH:
Place regular trash in durable covered containers weighing no more than 50 pounds.
The 38 gallon Roughneck blue refuse container is the preferred container.
Trash or recyclables should be curbside by 8am on the day of collection.
NOTE: Please do NOT purchase or use containers with PERMANENTLY ATTACHED lids! These containers are too heavy and cannot be dumped into the truck.
FOR BOTTLE/CAN/PLASTIC RECYCLING:
| INCLUDE||Food and beverage cans, household plastic containers,
disposable aluminum pans, wine/beverage/liquor/juice bottles, food jars, shampoo
and detergent bottles, etc.
|DO NOT INCLUDE||Plastic bags, plastic wrap, plastic toys, oil & paint cans,
light bulbs, plate glass, mirrors, ceramic items, hangers,
durable cookware. These items should go into your regular trash.
FOR NEWSPAPER/CARDBOARD RECYCLING: Do not mix them!
| INCLUDE||Telephone books, school paper, newspapers, gift/cereal/shoe/detergent boxes,
magazines, catalogues, corrugated cardboard.
|DO NOT INCLUDE||Tissues, paper towels, milk/juice/egg cartons, pizza boxes, books,
and all wax coated boxes. These items should go into your regular trash.
FOR YARD WASTE:
Note: All Yard Waste must be placed in CLEAR plastic leaf bags; No more than EIGHT (8) bags will be picked-up per household on each pick-up day; please place your bags out the morning of the pick-up date at the end of your driveway.
| INCLUDE||Leaves, bundled small branches, gardening debris and pruning materials
|DO NOT INCLUDE||Grass clippings, stumps, large branches, dirt, lumber. Note: Grass clippings may be brought to the Town of Huntington Recycling Center at a fee of $1.50 per bag (see section below for more information).
Recycling stickers are available from the sanitation truck operator, and from Village Hall between 9am and 2pm.
and is radio-dispatched by the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department.
The Town of Huntington operates a Resource Recovery Plant
which accepts a wide variety of materials not taken by our Village “Big Blue III”.
Of note, this includes all manner of electronic items (known as “e-waste”) such as: old computers,
monitors, printers, televisions, VCR-, DVD-players…well, you get the idea.
They also accept old cell phones; which are reconditioned and given to battered women’s shelters. Grass clippings are accepted at a fee of $1.50 per bag.
They also accept BBQ propane tanks, bulk metal, and have areas for the disposal of paper, plastic, glass, cardboard and styrofoam.
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:00pm; located at 641 New York Avenue in Huntington; telephone: 631-427-6377.
Advice: best to call ahead to verify they’re open and to discuss what you have.
There is another refuse center, known as the Resident’s Drop Off Site, which is shared with the Town of Smithtown.
Located at 85 Old Northport Road in Kings Park (tele: 631-269-6600), open Tuesday-Saturday, 7am-3:30pm.
The facility accepts construction/demolition debris, yard waste, appliances and recyclables.
It is best to call ahead to discuss what you have to determine the days and hours your refuse is accepted.
On the subject of recycling: don’t forget the library has receptacles for used household batteries
and unwanted eyeglasses (the latter are given to the needy).
Recycle plastic shopping bags: recently, the Suffolk County Legislature passed a local law
that requires large supermarkets to provide a recycle bin in the doorway to accept returns of plastic shopping bags.
So, when unpacking your purchases at home, insert all empty plastic bags within one another
for an easy return to the store.
For more details on the web:
Town of Huntington
Town of Smithtown