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Sanitation Collection Schedule

Northside (areas north of Main Street)

  • Garbage:  Mondays and Thursdays
  • Recyclables:  Mondays or Thursdays (check the street list or call Transfer Station to ascertain which day for your route)
  • Yard Debris:  Wednesdays (until first snowfall)

Southside (areas south of Main Street)

  • Garbage:  Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Recyclables:  Tuesdays or Fridays (check the street list or call Transfer Station to ascertain which day for your route)
  • Yard Debris:  Wednesdays (until first snowfall)

Yard Debris – Curbside Collection

 

The curbside pick-up of  yard debris and bagged leaves occurs every Wednesday from April through November. Yard debris collection will be suspended during the weeks in which sanitation & recycling collection are being collected on Wednesday due to the Sanitation Holiday Collection schedule. Yard debris includes small branches no thicker than two inches in diameter and cut into three-foot sections. Yard debris should be placed at the curb no earlier than 5:00 pm on Tuesday evening.  Yard debris must be placed in biodegradable paper bags, a clean garbage can, and/or bundled and tied.

Containers

  • Biodegradable bags
  • Trash cans (no refuse in cans)

Allowable Items

  • Leaves
  • Brush
  • Grass clippings
  • Garden and yard debris
  • Twigs and branches
  • Trimmings and brush less than two inches in diameter and no longer than three feet long

Setting Out & Returning Containers

  • Trimmings and brush may be tied into manageable size and weight bundles.
  • Bundled brush should be placed by the curb and piled all one way.
  • Cans or materials are to be placed curbside no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on the night before scheduled pickup.
  • After pickup, cans are to be returned to the rear of the residence no later than 6:00 a.m. the morning after refuse is collected.

Loose Leaves/Fall Season

  • Vacuum truck service begins in November as posted on the website (or call DPW 845-451-4111).
  • Do not place loose leaves at the curb until the loose leaf collection schedule has been posted.
  • Do not place loose leaves in the gutter lines in the street as this will cause flooding when it rains. To reduce potential flooding, please keep all storm drains clear of loose leaves and debris