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, Officer M. Bank, Officer J. Josephson, Officer B. O'Connor, Officer J. Cox, Harbormaster J. Affrunti, Mayor Letica, Police Commissioner Ettinger, Officer R. Mahdesian, Officer D. Magerle, Officer S. Lynn, Officer F. Tricamo, Officer A. Rubino, Officer S. DeMarco and Officer J. D'Alessandro. Not present: Officer T. Canino, Officer M. Magerle, Officer R. Ramsland
Our Asharoken Police Department was formed in 1926. Today, our department has grown to fourteen officers. The number of officers on duty per shift varies, depending on the day and time of year.
The police 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.
As of December 12, 2018, the Village will switch to a new recycling system. This requires the separation of paper products, cans and plastic, and glass. It is now mandatory that recycling be separated into three bins, and the material must be clean. This means no soiled cardboard items (i.e. used pizza boxes) and no dirty cans, plastic containers, or glass bottles. Kings Park Recycling Center will not accept improperly sorted or soiled items. If your recyclables are not properly sorted or they are soiled, they will be rejected and left at your curbside at pickup time.
On Wednesday, December 12, please put out two bins:
- Bin #2: Cans and plastics
- Bin #3: Glass
On Wednesday, December 19, please put out one bin:
- Bin #1: Paper and cardboard
This alternating schedule will continue on successive Wednesdays.
Click here for full details on the new recycling program
The following guidelines should be used
to properly separate your trash, recyclables and yard waste:
| INCLUDE||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.
|DO NOT INCLUDE||Electronics: computers, peripherals, fax machines, cable or satellite receivers, game consoles, etc. These items are to be recycled at the Town of Huntington Recycling Center (see below for more information about the Huntington recycling/refuse center).
| INCLUDE||NOTE: All food and product containers must be rinsed/cleaned before being recycled
PAPER: All colors and types of unwaxed paper including office paper, junk mail, catalogs, cards, magazines, newspapers, envelopes, folders, printer, non-metallic wrapping paper,
hardcover books (covers torn off please), paperbacks, waxed cartons (juice, milk, etc.).
Shredded paper only if placed in clear plastic bags.
CARDBOARD: Paperboard boxes, corrugated boxes (flattened), egg containers, food boxes (including cereal and pizza boxes), frozen food packaging, shipping boxes, shoe boxes.
All plastic or Styrofoam packaging and inserts must be removed.
PLASTIC CONTAINERS: Labeled with recycling numbers 1 through 7: detergent/ bleach/ softener bottles, juice bottles, milk jugs, soda and water bottles, wide-mouthed containers
such as cottage cheese/ margarine/ mayonnaise/ sour cream/ yogurt containers, drinking cups, empty prescription bottles including lids and caps.
RIGID PLASTICS: Milk/soda crates, buckets, laundry baskets, plastic lawn furniture, plastic drums, coolers, plastic flower pots, watering cans, large water bottles, pallets,
pet carriers, shelving, closet organizers, unwanted garbage cans.
GLASS CONTAINERS: Bottles and jars. Containers must be rinsed. Metal lids should be recycled separately.
METAL: All types of metal including beverage and food containers, bottle and jar lids, aluminum foil, pie pans, tin, steel, iron, etc.
AEROSOL SPRAY CANS: Must be empty. No spray paint cans.
|DO NOT INCLUDE||Cat litter, ceramic items, chemicals, durable cookware, contaminated paper products, drinking glasses, dry cleaning bags,
food waste, garbage, hangers, household hazardous waste, light bulbs, needles/syringes/sharps, oil cans, paint and paint cans, plastic or ceramic plates, plastic bags, plastic utensils,
plastic wrap, plate glass or mirrors, Styrofoam, waxed paper, yard waste. These items should go into your regular trash.
Recycling stickers are available from the sanitation truck operator, and from Village Hall between 9am and 2pm.
All Yard Debris must be placed in CLEAR plastic leaf bags. No more than eight 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, 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).
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, 8am-4pm; 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.
For more details on the web:
Town of Huntington Recycling Center