The Village of Patchogue is seeking consultation to explore possible relief efforts to unwarranted dumping in dumpsters located behind Main Street on village property.
The issue, mayor Paul Pontieri said, has been recognized and ongoing, though the individual businesses are required to take care of the dumpsters through their own private contracts.
“We are looking into working it out,” Pontieri said, explaining that people are coming from off the street to dump garbage and overflowing the bins. “That is the real problem.”
The village is exploring the possibility of instituting a commercial garbage district, with the potential to install compactors similar to what is behind New Village. Pontieri said he is looking at the Town of Babylon as a model.
Pontieri said the district would allow the village more oversight with the possibility to consolidate. The issue, he said, is widespread throughout all the 20 to 30 dumpsters in the village, though more evident in the Terry Street lot.
According to code compliance officer Joe Brandi, the issue at Terry Street has been solved. The dumpster area will be knocked down, two new dumpsters will be placed and a new company will be dumping the bins daily.