City of Tonawanda
Department of Public Works
200 Niagara Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Superintendent Joseph Warthling
150 Fillmore Ave., Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone: 695-1376 Fax: 692-6747
The Department of Public Works will provide a safe, clean, and efficient operation that maintains streets, sidewalks, and sewers within the city’s right-of-way; provides a refuse and recycling operation; reacts to resident’s inquiries; and responds to all weather-related conditions.
WEEKLY GARBAGE COLLECTION
Garbage will not be collected on any of the following holidays:
New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Garbage pickup will be delayed a day for the remainder of the week following the holiday.
-Place in City issued Tote
-Place Tote at curb the night before but not more than 24 hrs. before pick up
-Remove Tote from curb after pick up
-Place animal waste in sealed bag in Tote
- Non food waste may be placed in tote or a clear/translucent bag outside of tote.
- Extra Garbage Tote may be purchased at the City Clerk or DPW office.
-Grass must be in sealed bags inside the Tote with City grass sticker, or place in clear bag outside the Tote with City
-Bags not to exceed 50 lbs.
-Stickers may be purchased at the City Clerk’s Office at a cost of $.75/ea
sold in sheets of 5 or 10 only. They are valid year to year.
FALL LEAF COLLECTION ***(Columbus Day to the first heavy snowfall)***
- Rake leaves out into street the day your garbage is picked up.
- They will be picked up the day following your normal garbage collection day.
-Picked up on normal collection day
-Separate brush into piles with butts in the same direction
-Branches not to exceed 6” in diameter and 6 feet in length
-Place stumps and large diameter limbs at least 2 ft. from bulk trash
BULK TRASH [Weekly Pick Up]
-Furniture, appliances and metal items must be kept in separate piles
-Refrigerator doors must be removed. Freon must be removed and tagged by a certified vendor
-Hot water tanks must have a permit – call Plumbing Inspector
-Carpeting in excess of 4 ft. must be rolled
-Windows and mirrors – do not break – prop up for visibility
-Keep trash away from hydrants, trees, poles
-Debris from contracted work or requiring a building permit will not be disposed of by the City. Check with Building inspector to verity that demolition or building permit is not needed. If OK’d by Building Inspector then place neatly at the curb.
-Cement – will take small amount of patio or sidewalk chunks. The City will not pick up blacktop or approaches
-Small loose items such as roofing or plaster must be in containers
-Nails must be removed or bent over
RECYCLING – IT’S AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3
1. Place all the following loose in the bottom of your recycling bin
-Clean gable top containers
-Clean plastic [no wide mouth containers]
2. Put the following in a paper bag and place on top of your recycling bin
3. Break down cardboard boxes into 3’X3’ sections and place under your
-Plastic bags are not recyclable
-Only recycle food containers [plates, cups, window glass, toys, aluminum, plastic wrap, pots and pans, oil containers, etc. are not recyclable]
-Please do not mix your papers with your cans and bottles in your bin
Bins can be picked up at Public Works – 150 Fillmore Avenue - Monday through Friday 7:30-3:00 pm. The cost is $5.00 per bin. If your bin has been damaged, bring it in and we will replace it at no charge.
TIRES - Residents Only
-Tires are not collected at curbside
-Drop off at DPW – 150 Fillmore Ave.
Monday - Friday
7:30 – 3:30 pm
-Auto tire without rim $1.00 fee
Auto tire with rim or Truck tires $5.00 fee
-Not collected by the City
-Take to place of purchase or call 858-6370 Hazardous Waste Information
-The City does not accept hazardous waste products [oil paints & thinners,
car batteries, pesticides, motor oil, antifreeze, etc.]
-Contact 858-6370 for further info – Erie County Hazardous Waste
ERIE COUNTY COMPUTER RECYCLING DAYS
-Items acceptable for recycling and/or disposal
CPUs [Hard Drive], CRTs or Monitors, Keyboards, Mouse, Printers
*Note: Participants will be required to verify that computers are generated by households. No commercial or industrial waste.