Refuse Service

2013 Refuse Collection Rate Change - Adopted February 1, 2013

SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS AND TOWNHOUSES: $29.35 per month for a weekly pick-up of unlimited household refuse and recyclables.

DUPLEXES (TWO UNITS SHARING A COMMON WALL): $29.35 per month per unit for a weekly pick-up of unlimited household refuse and recyclables.

TWO FAMILY RESIDENCES (SEPARATE UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS UNITS): $29.35 per month per unit for a weekly pick-up of household refuse and recyclables.  Both units need to be on City service and have same type of service.

OPTIONAL BI-WEEKLY PICK-UP:  $14.75 per month with a limit of three (30 gallon) bags of household refuse and unlimited recyclables. 

*Charge of $2.35 per bag over 3 bag limit

*REFUSE AND RECYCLABLES ARE TO BE PLACED AT CURBSIDE BEFORE START OF WORK DAY.  REFUSE MUST BE IN CLEAR BAGS ONLY AND CITY BIN MUST BE USED FOR RECYCLABLES. 

MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLINGS:

3 to 5 Apartments             $   74.85 Per Month
6 to 7 Apartments             $ 148.85 Per Month
8 to 10 Apartments           $ 198.00 Per Month
Over 10 Apartments         $   24.50 Per Apartment Per Month   

*All apartments need to be on our service and accounts need to be in landlords names

COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES (WITHOUT DUMPSTERS):

6 or less clear bags or containers not exceeding (30) gallons each/plus recycling
$33.65 Per Month for once a week pick-up
$61.35 Per Month for twice a week pick-up
*Charge of $2.35 per bag or container over 6 bag limit*

*PLEASE CONTACT PUBLIC WORKS AT (518)563-1120 OR (518)563-6841 TO ARRANGE DELIVERY OR PICK UP OF A RECYCLING BIN.  THE PERSON’S NAME THAT THE ACCOUNT IS SET UP UNDER NEEDS TO SIGN FOR THE RECEIPT OF BIN AT TIME OF DELIVERY. BIN MAY ALSO BE PICKED UP AT THE YARD DURING WORK HOURS.

GRASS, LEAVES & BRUSH: To be placed at curbside on regular garbage day in clear bags at no charge to our paid refuse customers.  Please do not mix contents together when bagging and use only clear bags (colored bags not accepted).

Due to scheduling difficulties or because of unusually large amounts citywide, it may take a few extra days for the collection of such.  Patience is requested. 

A special pick-up fee (based on load size) will be charged in addition to the monthly fee for any tree limbs, branches or brush that is not bagged.  Contact Public Works for pricing.

DO NOT rake grass or leaves into the street.

SPECIAL PICK-UPS: There is an extra charge for all refuse that is not considered normal household garbage/and or may require special handling and separation, such as tree branches, limbs, construction or demolition debris, metal, wood, appliances (except refrigerators, air conditioners and other appliances that have freon in them) furniture, mattresses, carpeting, padding, hot water heater tanks, clothing, toys, pool covers, etc.

REGULAR PICK-UP SIZE LOAD         $20.00 (City Refuse Customer)
                                                            $25.00 (Not a City Refuse Customer)
SMALL DUMP TRUCK SIZE LOAD     $75.25 (All)


*ANY UNLISTED SERVICE AT AN HOURLY LABOR AND EQUIPMENT CHARGE TO BE DETERMINED IN ADVANCE OF PROVIDING THE SERVICE.

TIRES: Must be off the rim and will be picked up at curbside for a separate charge
per tire.  A regular size car or truck tire would be $5.00 each.

DISPOSAL OF USED HYPODERMIC NEEDLES: Place used hypodermic needles in heavy plastic jug with cap and label plastic jug with “Medical Waste” sticker.  Place jug in regular clear garbage bag and not in the recycling bin.

LIGHT BULBS: Place in separate bag outside your garbage container. Bulbs containing mercury are not acceptable and will need to be taken to the landfill on Hazardous Waste Day (first Saturday in June each year).

PAINT CANS: Discard paint, remove lid and place in separate bag outside your garbage container.

BILLING PROCEDURE: All customers will be billed once a month, in arrears, for services rendered the previous month.  No credit or adjustment will be made in a monthly billing if the customer did not use the service during part of a month.  Service may be suspended for one or more calendar months if the customer notifies the Finance Dept. By telephone or in writing by the 15th of the month preceding the month that service is to be suspended.

Recycling & Refuse Schedule 2016 (PDF)

FOR INFORMATION (EXCEPT BILLING)
PUBLIC WORKS TELEPHONE NUMBERS: (518)563-1120 or (518)563-6841
FAX NUMBER: (518)562-1128
E-MAIL: DPWCITY@CITYOFPLATTSBURGH-NY.GOV
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS: 7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
WINTER OFFICE HOURS:   8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

FOR BILLING QUESTIONS OR TO SET UP REFUSE ACCOUNT
FINANCE DEPARTMENT NUMBER: (518)563-7704