City of Tonawanda

Department of Public Works

200 Niagara Street

Tonawanda, NY  14150

716-695-1800

 

 

Superintendent Joseph Warthling

150 Fillmore Ave., Tonawanda, NY  14150

Phone:  695-1376   Fax:  692-6747

 

 

 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

     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

 

 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

     

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.

 

GARBAGE

     -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

     -Grass must be in sealed bags inside the Tote with City grass sticker, or place in clear bag outside the Tote with City

        grass sticker

     -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. 

 

 

BRUSH

     -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

 

 

 

CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS

-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 cans

-Clean gable top containers

-Clean glass

-Clean plastic [no wide mouth containers]

 

2.     Put the following in a paper bag and place on top of your recycling bin

-Newspapers

-Junk mail

-Magazines

-Telephone books

 

3.     Break down cardboard boxes into 3’X3’ sections and place under your

recycling bin.

 

HELPFUL HINTS

 

-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

 

 

RECYCLING BINS

 

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.        

 

 

PLEASE RECYCLE

 

 

 

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

 

 

MOTOR OIL

     -Not collected by the City

     -Take to place of purchase or call 858-6370 Hazardous Waste Information

 

 

HAZARDOUS WASTE

     -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.

 

 

 

 

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