Port Washington, New York
Port Washington Garbage District

Dejana Industries Inc. has the responsibilities of all waste and recycling collections for the Port Washington Garbage District. All collection problems or questions should be directed to Dejana Industries Inc. at 516-944-3103.

Notice of Election

Notice is hereby given that an Annual Election will be held on the 8th day of December, 2020 at the Polish American Citizens Association, Inc., 5 Pulaski Pl., Port Washington, N.Y. 11050, between the hours of 12:00pm and 9pm for the purpose of electing one (1) Commissioner of the Port Washington Garbage District for the term of three (3) years, commencing January 1, 2021.

Notice is further given that pursuant to Subdivision "20" of Section 215 of the Town Law, a Resolution has been duly adopted by the Commissioners of such District providing that candidates of the District office shall file their names with the Secretary of the District at the District Office, c/o Robert A. Carpentier, P.C., 1 Pleasant Ave., Port Washington, N.Y. no later than 5:00pm November 6, 2020 and in addition require that such nomination be submitted in Petition Form subscribed by not less than twenty-five (25) qualified registered voters of the District.

Dated: October 8, 2020
Port Washington, NY

District Commissioners
William Scaglione
Mary P. Giordano
Paul Oleksiw

What the District Does 

The core responsibility of the Port Washington Garbage District is to provide the residents and merchants within the district's boundaries with collection and disposal of refuse and recyclables. The District performs these services by hiring a third party contractor via a competitive bidding process. In addition, the District monitors the performance of the contractor over the life of the contract.  

Who Pays For It 

You, as property owners, pay for the operations of the District through your taxes. The District produces a budget each year, from which the tax rate is calculated. The taxes are levied by the Town of North Hempstead with the proceeds then passed on to the District to pay for operations. We are happy to report that the District received an excellent report in a 2005 audit by County Controller Weitzman. The Port Washington Garbage District had the lowest cost per parcel of all Districts audited. In some cases, the cost per parcel in Port Washington was less than half the cost in other Districts. Property taxes have been a significant issue on Long Island for many years and we are doing our part to keep your taxes low.   According to the audit, the monthly garbage collection and disposal cost per parcel is less than $23 -- you probably spend more on morning coffee. The cost is low for two reasons: the District insists on a truly competitive bidding process; and 2) the District keeps administrative costs low by maintaining NO employees. All functions are performed by the three Commissioners. According to the County audit, only 2% of the District expenses are for administrative costs. 



Enforcement of trash and recycling regulations is strictly the purview of the Port Washington Police Dept. and the Town of North Hempstead Division of Code Enforcement. Garbage District commissioners may issue warnings, but have no authority to directly impose fines.

If you believe you see a code violation, please call:

Town of North Hempstead Division of Code Enforcement - Dial 311

In addition, please call the Port Washington Garbage District at 883-4447. We need to be aware of problems to be sure a resolution is achieved.  

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