by Carl Corry |

The Town of Brookhaven will conduct a one-time-only bulk collection of storm debris beginning Monday, Aug. 10, in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias, officials announced. 

All debris must be placed at the curb by the evening of Sunday, Aug. 9. Branches, leaves and other vegetative debris from the storm should be brought curbside for bulk collection by town crews utilizing heavy equipment. The town said not to put any non-vegetative debris out.

Storm debris mixed with household garbage or construction debris will not be picked up.

The town asked that residents make sure to keep fire hydrants and mailboxes clear of any debris that is brought to the curb. Any storm debris brought to the curb after Sunday, Aug. 9, will not be picked up as part of this one-time bulk collection and will be subject to ordinary yard waste rules requiring branches to be cut in four-foot sections and bundled for collection.

Additional resources

  • To report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G directly at 1-800-490-0075.
  • To report fallen trees, damage from Town roadside trees, flooding or other storm damage, call 631-451-TOWN or go to
  • Call 911 if there is an emergency requiring the immediate attention of police, fire, or EMS.
  • For non-emergencies, call the Suffolk County police at 631-852-COPS or the Suffolk County Fire, Rescue &Emergency Services at 631-852-4900.

Downed trees on Stony Brook Road in Lake Grove