City of Rye, NY

Public Works

Ryan Coyne,
City Engineer

(914) 967-7464
pubworks@ryeny.gov

 

Sanitation Rules

 

IMPORTANT NEW RULES ON GREEN WASTE - ORGANIC YARD WASTE!!!!! 

ATTENTION !
Leaves must be in recyclable paper bags and set at curb on Wednesdays. NO PLASTIC BAGS. No free piles of leaves. No burning of leaves. No mixing leaves with regular trash. Call for your neighborhood's autumn leaf collection schedule 967-4246

RULES AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO SORTING, PLACING AND REMOVAL OF GARBAGE, CURBSIDE BULK, METALS AND RECYCLING

Garbage: Collected twice weekly "backyard."
Twice Weekly: Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday (Non-Holiday Weeks)
Backyard: On Your Property With Proper Access In Accessible Location (call for details)

  • Receptacles and containers for garbage collection should not exceed 32" in height and 24" in diameter. No more than a total of two (2) receptacles for each (1) dwelling unit or commercial establishment.
  • Each such receptacle shall be watertight, made of vermin-proof material with 2 handles.
  • The total weight of the receptacle, including garbage, should not exceed 60 pounds.
  • Your pickup days will depend on your address; if you are unsure ask a neighbor or call the Public Works Department Sanitation Hotline at (914) 967-4246.
  • During weeks with a City holiday, your pickup dates will change, if you are unsure ask a neighbor or call the Public Works Department Sanitation Hotline at (914) 967-4246.
  • Garbage does not include recyclables or organic yard waste.
  • Respect your neighbors. Keep your trash neat and only place it outside the evening before a pickup.
  • Secure your trash from animals.


Curbside Bulk Collection will be on your second pick-up day: Thursday or Friday depending on your address. During a week with a City holiday your bulk collection will be the same day as your second pick-up. Holiday weeks might change which day the second pick-up falls upon. Call for a free holiday calendar and more details.

  • Curbside means the area between street curb and property line, not to exceed four (4) feet from road.
  • Bulk waste items must be placed at curbside in disposable containers no more than 24 hours before collection day.
  • All curbside bulk must be tied, boxed or bagged.
  • Bulk waste items currently include: furniture not greater than 60 pounds or rugs (must be rolled and tied not to exceed 4' in length).
    No Metal Appliances or Organic Yard Waste.
  • It is important that all residents understand that the following items will NOT be collected: tree stumps, sheet rock, paint, rocks, concrete, dirt, tires, car batteries, construction debris or any hazardous waste.
  • For items larger than 4 x 4 x 4 feet or greater than 60 pounds, call the Public Works Department at (914) 967-4246 to arrange a pickup for a fee.
  • Do not place bulk items at curbside except the evening before pickup.


Metal Pickup: All metals will be collected by appointment only.

  • All metal appliances shall be collected at curbside by appointment for a fee of $35.00.
  • Ovens, stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, etc.
  • All appliances with freon will have to have the freon removed and certified. Information for this process may be obtained by calling 967-4246.


Large Curbside Bulk Collections
Large amounts of bulk trash, such as garage and house clean-outs in excess of 2 cubic yards will be collected by appointment with payment of a fee to be determined according to quantity of debris. Placing large amounts of bulk trash outside your home without a pick up appointment can result in fines. Call first 967-4246.

City Autumn Leaf Collection
Leaves must be in recyclable paper bags and set at curb on Wednesdays. NO PLASTIC BAGS. No free piles of leaves. No burning of leaves. No mixing leaves with regular trash. Call for your neighborhood's autumn leaf collection schedule 967-4246.

Christmas Trees
Trees are collected as organic yard waste. Trees must be free of ornamentation and not placed in plastic bags.  Trees must be put curbside on organic yard waste days.

Waste Oil
Waste oil must be taken to a gas station for recycling.

Paint
Paint must be dried out to be disposed. Latex can be air-dried; oil-based can be gelled with cat litter or sand. Then dispose of the paint in your garbage and place empty can at the curb for the Wednesday collection. No exceptions.

Household Hazardous Waste
Materials that are flammable, corrosive, toxic or chemically reactive are considered potentially hazardous and should NOT be thrown away in your regular garbage. Materials should be stored until the next Westchester County household chemical clean up day. Call the County Household Chemical hot line for further information on clean up day in our area at 914-813-5425.

A household hazardous waste wheel has been developed which instructs consumers on hazards in various household products, proper disposal and non-hazardous alternatives. Such hazardous chemicals include: pesticides, paint thinners, preservatives, automobile products and household products, such as polishes, cleaners, disinfectant, etc. Copies of the wheel are available at the Rye Nature Center (914) 967-5150 or from the Environmental Hazards Management Institute 1-603-868-1496.

The best way to deal with hazardous waste is not to have any – buy the small size so you don't have toxic leftovers.