City of Sherrill Department of Public Works

210 Elmwood Place, Sherrill, NY 13461
Phone (315) 363-0370, Fax (315) 363-0031

Upcoming Garbage Pick-Up Date Change

Normal Pick-up Date     New Pick-up Date

05/27 (Monday)                05/28 (Tuesday)

Winter Garbage Pick-up Reminders- Please do not place garbage cans or recyclables in the sidewalk because it interferes with sidewalk clearing.  Please place containers at the edge of your driveway between the sidewalk and road.  Also, please cover garbage and recyclable cans.  Rainwater & snow significantly increase the weight to unsafe handling limits for the sanitation crew.

 

Transfer Station The Transfer Station is open Saturdays, 8am-1pm until spring. In Spring additional weekday hours will resume.  Refuse coupons must be purchased at City Hall at $5 each in order to drop things off. The number of coupons needed varies based on size of the load.  Please see the fees below for more information.  The Transfer Station will no longer extend privileges to anyone without coupons on the day of disposal.  Please see the fees below and call City Hall, (315) 363-2440 with any questions.

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EWaste- Dispose of old electronic equipment at Lojo Technology.  Visit https://www.alternativesindustry.com/e-waste-recycling-electronics for more information.  Best Buy and Staples accept electronics and most cell phone stores will take back your device free of charge.

Garbage Pick-Up Map- Please see this map- Garbage Pick-Up Map to see what days garbage is picked up.

Common Garbage & Recycling Mistakes

  • Overweight – Garbage Can & contents shall not weigh over 40 lbs (recyclables 20 lbs). Helpful tip: place used cat litter in separate plastic bag outside of garbage container to avoid having garbage containers be overweight.  Please cover garbage and recyclable cans. Rainwater & snow significantly increase the weight to unsafe handling limits for the sanitation crew.
  • Wrong size containers – Containers shall have a capacity of no less than 10 gallons & no more than 32 gallons.
  • Recyclables not loose, but stuffed in plastic bags.  Recyclables must not be placed in bags.
  • Materials that are potentially damaging to garbage truck – Construction debris & oversized/awkward materials can not be accepted.
  • Plastic Bags Placed in Recycling Bin – Although some grocery bags have the recycling triangle on them, they cannot be recycled through the local recycling program. Bags can be brought to most local grocery stores for recycling/reuse. For wood pellet bags please cut off the top of the bag so that the corners are removed and shake out any leftover residue. Bags must be clean and dry.
  • Food Contents Still in Recyclable Containers – i.e. – remove leftover pizza from box; rinse out food containers
  • Placement- Please do not place garbage cans or recyclables in the sidewalk because this interferes with sidewalk clearing during the winter and general sidewalk use during all seasons. Please place containers at the edge of your driveway between the sidewalk and road.

For helpful tips about what is recyclable, please visit www.AmIRecyclable.com.

Battery Disposal- Under the “NYS Rechargeable Battery Law” it is illegal to toss rechargeable batteries in the trash in NYS. They contain toxic metals that can be released into the environment.  Rechargeable batteries contained in electronic products must be removed prior to disposal.  Batteries covered by this law include batteries for lap tops, cameras, cell phones, and rechargeable alkaline batteries.  Sherrill residents may bring rechargeable batteries to City Hall for disposal.  Household alkaline batteries should be placed in your trash for disposal. Previously, alkaline battery disposal posed environmental threat because of mercury content. Since mercury has been phased out of battery production, single-use alkaline battery disposal has become safer and such items should be placed with your trash.  Please visit http://www.ohswa.org/ for more information.

Wood Ashes- At the end of Fairway Lane, there is an area for dropping off properly extinguished wood ashes.

Compost- is available for residents to take at the end of Fairway Lane, adjacent to the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Sidewalk Replacement- The City of Sherrill periodically repairs and replaces sidewalks throughout the city.  If the City is doing a reconstruction project, and/or installing new sidewalks as part of a capital project then there is no cost to the homeowner.

If property owners desire to replace the sidewalk in front of their property they may contact City Hall at (315) 363-2440.  The City will contribute 70% towards the total cost and will handle the work.  The homeowner will be responsible for 30% of the cost, prior to construction, if they desire their sidewalk to be replaced.  Availability and approval for these projects is dependent upon the city having the funding and the time available to complete these projects.  Please contact City Hall with questions.

 

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