Understanding Your Homeowner Responsibility for Watercourses
Understanding Your Homeowner Responsibility for Water & Sewer Lines
Information and updates regarding current and upcoming projects within the Department of Public Works, including the Bureau of Engineering and Water & Sewer Department.
The Bureau of Engineering administers the Steep slope, Stormwater, Floodplain, Watercourse and Fill permits to ensure that proposed projects conform to the laws and regulations of the Town Code.
The Water and Sewer Department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the Town potable water and wastewater public utilities.
The Bureau of Highway is responsible for necessary roadway maintenance, snow plowing, drainage repair and maintenance, sweeping, tree work (within Town right-of-way), guide rails and curbing.
The Bureau of Sanitation provides solid waste, paper recycling, commingle recycling, brush/ yard waste and bulk item collection for Town of Greenburgh residents on an established schedule.
Review the Department of Public Works Code Enforcement.
The Communications Division is responsible for the repair and maintenance of Town traffic lights and street lights.
Review documents related to the Department of Public Works.
Sanitation Collection Reminders
BULK AND METAL COLLECTION
- SCHEDULE BULK AND METAL PICKUPS HERE
- Bulk garbage and metal pickups are available by appointment only. Residents choosing to use this service should utilize our online scheduling tool or contact the DPW office to schedule a collection. Collections are limited to 2-3 items. The size of the items will affect the quantity allowed for collection. Please be aware that there is a high demand for collection appointments, with limited slots per week, we ask for your patience as we schedule your appointment for the soonest available date.
- Residents that find they have more than the allowed 2-3 items should seek services of a private carting service or junk removal company. Many of these firms provide opportunities for re-use of your discarded items.
- When purchasing a large item, such as a mattress, appliance, or furniture, check with your retailer about disposal options for your older item. Residents are encouraged to donate items when possible: https://environment.westchestergov.com/images/stories/pdfs/2014Donations.pdf
- The Town does not collect construction debris, such as sheetrock, lumber, insulation, porcelain (toilets, sinks, bathtubs), tile, etc. Please contact your contractor or a private carter for proper disposal. https://www.westchestergov.com/swc/licensed-private-transfer-stations-and-processing-facilities
- The Town does not collect tires or hazardous materials (automotive fluids, fire extinguishers, fluorescent light bulbs, LEDs, kerosene and other flammable liquids, mercury thermometers/thermostats, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, photo & swimming pool chemicals, propane tanks, rechargeable batteries, etc.). These materials can be brought to the Westchester County Household Materials Recovery Facility, located at 15 Woods Rd, Valhalla, New York. Residents can reserve a time slot for appointments up to two weeks in advance. To make or cancel an appointment, call the Recycling Help Line at (914) 813-5425. More information can be found here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/facilities/h-mrf
- County regulations require mandatory recycling of all e-waste. This includes computers, TVs, printers, etc.
- E-Waste is accepted at the Westchester County Household Materials Recovery Facility, located at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, New York. Residents can reserve a time slot for appointments up to two weeks in advance. To make or cancel an appointment, call the Recycling Help Line at (914) 813-5425. More information can be found here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/facilities/h-mrf
- E-Waste can also be brought to the Town DPW Yard, located at 100 Sprain Road, Ardsley. We are open Monday – Friday from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, no appointment is needed for drop off.
- For more information on the proper handling of electronic waste in Westchester, please visit the County website here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/residents/recycling-guidelines/electronics-monitors-tvs
- A list of acceptable e-waste items can be found here: Acceptable E-Waste Items
ORGANIC YARD WASTE
- Organic waste pickup (i.e. leaves, cut up and tied branches, as per the Town Code) continues weekly – no appointment or call necessary. Just place your organic yard waste at the curb in open containers, or bundled and tied – no plastic! Please note:
- Leaves and grass clippings must be in paper yard waste bags or open, reusable containers not exceeding 50 pounds. No plastic bags. Consider mulching for improved yard care.
- Branches and twigs must be tied and neatly stacked in bundles less than 3 feet long and less than 2 feet in any other dimension. The Town shall not collect logs or stumps unless they are split in sections six inches or less in diameter.
- The Town does NOT pick up material from private contractors. For example, if you hire a contractor to remove a tree, they are responsible for hauling away the debris.
- The Town does NOT collect debris from gardeners renovating a property.
AUTOMATED SIDE-ARM SERVICE REMINDERS
- Only material in the Town Issued cart is collected.
- Do NOT pile garbage on top of the container. It will not be collected.
- Do not place loose trash in the cart. Bag all debris.
- Practice social distancing with your carts – keep them 3- feet apart/away from other objects.
- NO PLASTIC BAGS! Place recyclables loosely in the Town issued recycling cart.
- ONLY use the Town Issued cart for commingled recycling
- Need a larger recycling cart? Call us – we deliver! (914) 989-1581 or (914) 989-1580
- Cardboard Boxes must be broken down into flat pieces.
- Quick and simple way to flatten boxes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBkHYFNSKuU
- Cardboard should be tied into bundles or placed in an open, reusable container. Keep the weight under 50-pounds. Paper is still collected manually by our Sanitation Workers. Keep it from blowing on windy days and help us by being aware.
- Simple way to tie paper and cardboard into bundles:
ALL MATERIAL MUST BE AT THE STREET EDGE BY 7:00 am.
The Town DPW office is available to you at (914) 989-1580, or by email at email@example.com
As always, we are at your service. Thank you and be safe!!
Richard C. FonCommissioner of Public Works
Brian Simmons, P.E.Deputy Commissioner of Public Works
Department of Public Works
177 Hillside Avenue
Greenburgh, NY 10607
Phone: 914-989-1580Fax: 914-993-1639
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
After Hours Emergencies
In the event of a water or sewer emergency, please contact the Town of Greenburgh Water Department at 914-989-1900.
For all other emergencies, please contact the Town of Greenburgh Police Department at 914-989-1700.