Sanitation Department

Matthew D. English
Superintendent of Highways,
Sanitation and Buildings & Grounds

39 South Avenue
West Seneca, New York 14224

Phone: (716) 674-4850  Ext. 18
Fax:  (716) 674-0981
Email: 
bschwartz@twsny.org

William Schwartz
Sanitation Supervision

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 3:30pm

Employment Application:

General Rules and Regulations for:

Garbage and Recyling Totes

Gargage_and_Recycling_Tote_Update

Holiday Pickup Schedule

General Rules for Garbage Pickup

Disposal of Paint

Recycling

Electronic Recycling

Hazardous Waste

Medical Waste

Yard Waste

Additional Yard Waste and Highway Department Information

 

GARBAGE AND RECYCLING TOTES:

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GARBAGE AND RECYCLING TOTE - Update:

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ELECTRONICS DISPOSAL NOTICE: 

Due to the recent change in New York State Law, as of 1/1/12 the Sanitation Department will no longer be able to collect electronics/televisions as curbside.

However, the West Seneca Highway Department has become an electronic recycling center to assist with proper disposal.

All electronic may be brought to the Highway Department, 39 South Avenue, Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm to deposit free of charge.

 

Holiday Pickup Schedule for: 

2014

New Year's:   Garbage and Recycling will be ONE DAY DELAYED for
January 1, 2 & 3 ONLY    
 
Lincoln's Birthday:      Regular Schedule
February 12
 
President's Birthday:   Regular Schedule
February 17
 
Good Friday:              Regular Schedule
April 18
 
 
Memorial Day:   Garbage and Recycling will be ONE DAY DELAYED all week
May 26
 
 
Independence Day:   Garbage and Recycling will be ONE DAY DELAYED for
July 4 ONLY
 
 
Labor Day:   Garbage and Recycling will be ONE DAY DELAYED all week
September 1
 

 
Columbus Birthday:     Regular Schedule
October 13
 
Election Birthday:       Regular Schedule
November 4
 
Veteran's Day:     Regular Schedule
November 11
  
 

Thanksgiving:    Garbage and Recycling will be ONE DAY DELAYED for
November 27 & 28 ONLY

 
Christmas:    Garbage and Recycling will be ONE DAY DELAYED for
December 25 & 26 ONLY
  

 

NOTE:  Your pickup will be one day later if your regular pick-up day is on or follows one of the above holidays. (On those weeks, Saturday is used as a makeup day).  

  

Garbage and Household Rubbish Pickup:

NOTE:   There is a 12 hour ordinance in West Seneca which prohibits residents from
placing their garbage/debris/recycling to the curbside more than 12 hours in advance
of their regular scheduled pick-up.   Residents should arrange to have their totes at the 
curbside the night before or before 7:00 AM garbarge day.

*All garbage and recycling MUST be secure from weather and/or animals. You can help keep our town clean and beautiful by following these simple rules:

 

 1.)  As of MARCH 3, 2014:   "Totes Only" rule applies.  Any regular garbage can
or old recycling bin placed at the curside with or without garbage, will be taken
with the trash.  ALL TRASH MUST FIT IN THE TOTE WITH LID CLOSED, OR IT
WILL NOT BE PICKED UP.
 
  2.)    "Do-It-Yourself" projects:  Excess project debris that does not fit in tote, may
be brought to the Highway Department with proof of residency during regular
business hours of Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm.  NO CONTRACTOR DEBRIS OR
VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED!  Building and remodeling contractors must dispose
of their own debris and scrap.  Lumber and material from building demolition cannot be handled
by our LIMITED STAFF AND EQUIPMENT. The owner should transport this debris to a private dump or
Land Fill Company
 
3.)        Carpeting/Pads:  Must fit in tote or may be brought to the Highway Department. 
 
4.)       Concrete/Stones/Brick:  Cannot pick up at curbside. 
Residents may, however, bring clean concrete, stones and brick to Ebenezer Yard
Materials1655 Union Road, (716) 462-2744 for recycling free of charge.
 
5.)        Rubbish/Large Items:  **Residents do not need to call ahead**
A separate truck collects large items each week on your regular garbage day. 
Be sure your large items are at curbside the night before, or before 7:00 am 
garbage day for pick-up.   
 
6.)   Tires:  Will not be picked up at curbside.  However, you may bring them to the
Highway Department, 39 South Avenue, Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm. 
at $2.00 fee per regular tire and $5.00 per larger tires.
 
7.)   Car parts and heavy metalsCannot be picked up at the curbside as could
easily jam or break our packing machinery.  We refer you to junk yard disposal. 
 
8.)   Waste Oil and Anti-freezeWill not be picked up at curbside.  However,
you may bring them to the Highway Department, 39 South Avenue,
Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm to deposit into the Town resepticles
free of charge. 
 
9.)   Propane TanksWill not be picked up at curbside.  However, you may bring
them to the Highway Department, 39 South Avenue, Monday – Friday, 
7:00 am – 3:30 pm to deposit free of charge. 

 

Disposing of Paint 

The West Seneca Highway Dept. does NOT accept paint at 39 South Avenue.
 
The proper way to dispose of paint is as follows:
     1.)  Latex based paint: Open cans and stir in kitty litter, speedy dry or sawdust.  
           Periodic additional stirring will help to speed up the drying process.  
           When paint is completely dry, put the cans (lids off) at curbside with your
           garbage on your regular garbage day for pickup.
 
     2.)  Oil based paint:   Should be brought to the Erie County Hazardous
           Waste drop off site as listed on the Erie County Website:   
           or by calling the Erie County Hazardous Waste Hotline at (716) 858-6800.
 

Recycling with totes:

EFFECTIVE:   FEBRUARY  3, 2014
 
Residents should start using the GREEN LID totes for recycling. Old Recycling bins will no longer be used.  All recycling must fit into the tote with the LID CLOSED or it will not be picked up.
 
Going forward, for recycling questions or missed collection, please contact MODERN Recycling Customer Service at 1(800) 330-7107.
  
The Town of West Seneca has a mandatory recycling law which means that every home, business,
and institution within the Town MUST recycling items like glass bottles, plastic, metal cans,
aluminum containers, paper, junk mail, magazines, cardboard, writing paper, milk & juice
cartons, and telephone books.  See the improved list of acceptable recyclables below:
 
 
 
Residents should arrange to have their recyclable material in their recycling totes and placed
at curbside the night before, or before 7:00 am regular garbage day. 
 
     1.)   Large "Appliance" Cardboard Boxes: May be placed next to the tote for pick up.
 
     2.)   Small Cardboard Boxes:  Should be flattened and placed inside the tote.
 
     2.)   Newspapers:  No longer need to be separated in tote.
 
     3.)   Spredded MaterialMay be put in a bag and then in tote. 

   

Electronic Recycling:

Electronics are accepted at:
Highway Department
39 South Avenue
Monday - Friday   7:00 am - 3:30 pm
 
Items accepted (but not limited to) are as follows:
Computer Components:  Monitors, CPU's, Hard Drives, Keyboards, Routers, Servers, Speakers, Surge Protectors, Copiers, Fax Machines, Printers, Mainframes, Mice, Word Processors, etc.
 
Additional Electronics:  Televisions, Electric Typewriters, Record Players, DVD/VHS Players.

   

Hazardous Waste:

The West Seneca Highway Department does NOT collect Hazardous Waste
at the curbside, and  CANNOT accept it at 39 South Avenue.
 
 
ALL Hazardous Waste material must be brought to an Erie County Drop-off Site.
Visit the Erie County Website at:
 
or call the county's Hazardous Waste Hotline at (716) 858-6800.
 
 
Upcoming Hazardous Waste Drop-Off :
 
Erie Community College (North Campus)
(Enter from Wehrle Drive)
Saturday, May 18, 2013
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 
Erie Community College (South Campus)
(Enter from Big Tree Road- Route 20A via Abbott Road)
 
Saturday, June 15, 2013
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hazardous waste drop-off sites are planned for four days this year. Area residents will be

able to dispose of household hazardous waste items free of charge.  Tires are not accepted.
 
The following items may be brought for disposal:
Lead, acid and dry cell car batteries
Oil, antifreeze and gasoline  (limit 10 gal.)
Mercury thermometers and thermostats
Oil-based paints (limit 10 gallons) - No Latex
Pesticides and fertilizers, pool and household chemicals/cleaners (limit 2gal. / 20 lbs.)
Paint thinners and solvents  (limit 2 gal.)
Propane tanks and cylinders
 
 

Medical Waste:

Hypodermic Needles:  are accepted for proper disposal from Town Residents at:
Highway Department
39 South Avenue
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
 
Unused Prescriptionsare NOT accepted at the Highway Department. 
For proper disposal, residents should:
 
1.)  Crush unused pills, put in coffee grounds, and place at curbside
      the night before, or before 7:00 am regular garbage day. 
 
2.)  Check local publications for occassional drop-off sites.
 
Upcoming Scheduled Prescription Drop-Off Site:
 
West Seneca Senior Citizens Center
4620 Seneca Street
Saturday, April 27, 2013
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
 
What to Bring:  ANY unwanted or expired prescription or
over-the-counter medications, syringes, inhalers, liquids,
ointments, patches, etc.
 
Please DO NOT bring mercury-containing or radio-active products.

 

*Sponsored by National Prescription Drug Drop Off. 
 For more information, visit their website:  www.NationalPrescriptionDrugDropOff.com

  

Yard Waste:

Yard wastes make up approximately 40% of our solid waste. Disposal costs are high and increase annually.  It is highly recommended that residents try backyard composting as an alternative to disposal of yard waste.  You may also want to consider mowing your lawn and leaving the grass. Recycling grass is good for your lawn. Grass clippings decompose quickly and return a perfect balance of nutrients to the soil and help the lawn resist drought.
 
Proper Disposal Procedure:
Yard waste is collected for our community composting site on 500 Mineral Springs Road
every week during the period starting the 1st week in April and to the 1st week in December.
 
Residents should arrange to have their yard waste at the curbside the night before or before
7:00 am regular garbage day in:
 
     1).  Paper lawn and leaf bags:   Available for purchase at Tops, Wegmans, Home Depot, Lowes,
            most hardware stores, and at the Highway Department 5 bags for $3.00. 
            DO NOT USE plastic bags for yard waste. They will not be picked up! 
 
     2.)  Open reusable containersExamples: old garbage can without lid, bushel basket,
    plastic container.   Containers should not weigh over 50 pounds, and we ask that you
   do not place rocks, metal or household garbage in with your yard waste.
 
    3.)  For quicker service Residents may bring their yard waste to the Compost Site,
            500 Mineral Springs, Monday - Friday  7:30 am - 2:30 pm. 

  

Additional Yard Waste and Highway Department (Information):

Visit the Highway Department website at
for the following information:
 

Overview

Parks

Vehicles

Town Tree Maintenance

Replacement Trees

Street Light Outages

Winter Policies Clarified

Compost Site

Branches and Bushes (without roots)

Branches over 6" in diameter Hedges

Large tree limbs

Stumps

Bushes (with roots)

Leaves

Leaf Pickup Map