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About Herring Sanitation Service, Inc.

Herring Sanitation started in business July 3, 1973. We are a family run business with a family feel that is soon felt by all employees. We offer a full septic service to all of Dutchess County, some of Ulster, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and some other surrounding counties. We have grown to include Water Jetting, Snaking Services, Video Camering, and some minor Plumbing. We offer Portable Toilets and Tank Rentals and Service. Our goal is to offer a service that is competent and fair priced. We wish to leave our customers with them having had all their needs met. What is important is that we want the customer to feel safe enough to recommend us to their friends and family.

Herring Sanitation gives service for a competitive fair price to the property owner. We are a very well respected business and you can count on becoming proud that you work here with us. We have locations in Fishkill NY and Newburgh NY. If you want to stop by, visit our office in Fishkill.

Herring Philosophy with Our Employees:

It has always been our policy at Herring Sanitation to please the customer. As a family business we keep families in mind as we do our pricing and scheduling. We chose as a motto back in the 1970’s “Satisfied Customers are our best Ads”. We have found this to be the truth. One dissatisfied customer can effect your reputation for years to come. Always act honorably and respectfully to all customers and fellow employees.

Keep in mind that we pay a great deal to advertise and build our good name. These are our customers. Promoting a relatives or friends roofing business for example or drumming up side work will not be tolerated. When they hire us, our customers are not looking to be harassed by salesmen or someone looking to buy their cars or property.

Give the customer the best possible job. It is your responsibility to do the job requested by the customer and as dispatched. It is also required to inform customers and the office of any findings or problems.

We are not high pressure salesmen. However it is your job to inform customers of problems. We either sends out an estimator or quote prices while there if you are knowledgeable enough to do so. This is the service needed by the customer. We do not create problems but we do offer solutions.

As a representative of Herring Sanitation, it is your responsibility to offer our full services to our customers. They should not have to call in another septic service when we leave the job. We should have given them what they need. If you go out to pump a septic tank and that does not solve their problem - your job is not done. Only when their problem is solved are you finished with that customer. You should contact the office and get our snaking service dispatched and so on.

We have to keep in mind the frustration of our customers because they do not understand exactly what it is they need. All they know is that they do not want to spend money on their septic. We have to offer service plus knowledge. We need to give our customers SERVICE and SOLUTIONS with pride and respect at fair prices.

Herring is a family run business

The Original Herring Pump Truck

Jimmy Herring with the Original Septic Tank Pump Truck

How does a broke and struggling 22 year old become one of the most respected local business owners in the Hudson Valley?

Every story starts somewhere. This story begins with Jimmy Herring and an old truck he purchased for $1500 in 1973. Jimmy didn’t have the money for the truck so the seller let him make payments. He then got as many strong hands together as he could and dragged a tank out of the woods. He paid $50 for the tank and rigged it to the truck - building his first septic pumping vehicle.

This photo shows Jimmy with his first truck in 1973. Through hard work, honesty and good service Herring Sanitation has become one of the largest septic companies in the Tri-State area with 13 trucks and 25 employees.

Herring Sanitation is truly a family company. Sharon runs the office, Jason manages the day to day, Amy runs the financials and portable toilets and many of the Herring children and grandchildren work for the company in varying capacities.

As Jimmy says, if you want a successful business, find something where you can “feed ‘em or clean up after ‘em.”

“Smells like shit to you. Smells like bread and butter to me.” - Jimmy Herring

Charities:

Herring Sanitation Sponsored a Local Softball Team Pizza Party to Help Them Celebrate Their WinIt has been the policy of Herring Sanitation to donate to needy charities and/or victims of tragedies throughout the year. Employees are encouraged to bring any of these needs to the attention of management. We will try to donate to those of your choice.

At Christmas time, we together pick a family in need and try to do something anonymously for them and we always welcome suggestion from all.

Herring offers discounts to many community organizations such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Schools, American Heart Association, Rebuilding Together, East Fishkill Girls Softball, many Charity Auctions, Towns of East Fishkill, Fishkill, Wappingers Falls, Beacon, Lagrange, Town of Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park and Veterans including Military deployed families to name a few.

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146 Old Route 9 Fishkill NY 12524   |   5301 Route 9W Newburgh NY 12550