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Herring is dedicated to the health and safety of our workers and employees
during this rapidly changing situation. Please read current information below.


MARCH 18, 2020

Dear Valued Herring Customer,  

First let us assure you that Herring is currently open for business and available to assist with all the services you have come to rely on us for. We have workers in the office and field.

COVID-19 is, however, changing our world and the way we interact with each other. Herring Sanitation’s main concern is for the safety and health of our customers and workers. We must heed the advice of the CDC, State and Federal Authorities and continue to monitor official announcements closely as things are changing rapidly. 

In most cases, when Herring is servicing your septic tank or portable toilet, there is no human contact necessary. We can call you and tell you we are on the site and that our job is complete. We can alert you the job is complete and wait at our trucks if you prefer to verify it visually. Herring offers FaceTime communication if you are not home when we do our work to keep you abreast of the job progress.

As this progresses and we field more of your calls and questions, we expect our phone lines may become more limited. If you have any problem contacting us and would like to order portable toilets, septic or grease trap service or repairs, you can do so at our website under the Request a Quote section of our website, found here:

Septic Work and Social Distancing

To limit contact with our workers to comply with Social Distancing, we are requesting you pay by credit card or leave a check on your property and let us know where it is. If you normally stop by our office to pay your bill, pick up enzymes or say hello we ask that you refrain from doing so until this crisis passes. You can purchase enzymes on our website here - - and we are happy to process your credit card payment over the phone for all services. Just call us in the office at 845-226-5405.

Keep Your Stress Level Down! Avoid Extra Problems!

We are getting calls for emergency backups from homeowners, nursing homes and businesses at a higher rate than typical. What we are finding is that you are flushing wipes, paper towels and other non-toilet tissue items into your septic. This can cause backups to your system, as it is not built to deal with these items. Don’t believe the “Septic Safe to Flush” marketing on these products. Our job list proves it’s just that - marketing. You can read more about this on our website here -

They are Stealing Our Toilet Paper!

Herring is having as much problem as the world is acquiring toilet paper, despite the fact that we started out with a large supply. People are stealing it from our Portable Toilets. All we can promise is to do our best to keep up with this theft and keep them supplied. If you must use a portable toilet, we recommend bringing wipes (safe for portable toilets!) or toilet paper with you. We apologize for this inconvenience, which is unfortunately beyond our control. If you find a Herring Portable Toilet lacking in supplies, you can text us to alert us at 845-226-5405.

When We need to enter your home

For some rare situations, we will need to enter your home. After letting one of our people into your home please keep a safe distance (6-8 feet). You can also leave us a key or allow us access through the basement/garage if you prefer not to be home while we are there.

We wish everyone peace and comfort. Hope everyone gets through this with minimal stress. If there is anything we can do to help you, please contact us. Even though we are separate, we are still part of the same community and Herring will continue to support this community as we always have.


Sharon B. Herring, CEO of Herring Sanitation Service Inc.

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