Village of Nyack residents will get an additional garbage pickup day beginning in mid-June. As a bonus, the new schedule will permit more street maintenance work in less time without adding staff or increasing costs. Village Administrator Jim Politi says that by consolidating trash pickup to two days each week, residents will benefit by getting another day when they can put out their trash and his DPW staff will get 11 full days in a typical month where they can concentrate on the other responsibilities of the village’s Department of Public Works.
The Nyack Village Board will hold a public info session about the new Monday and Thursday trash pickup schedule at its May 26 workshop meeting at 6:30p.
Right now, the four quadrants of the village get their own individual day, which requires crews and trucks to roll at least four days a week. Politi says the new plan will make better use of the DPW’s 8-9 employees to maintain the village’s 13.6 miles of roads. “It will help us use our crew more efficiently, because the DPW is about more than just trash,” says Politi. “Our world is sidewalk to sidewalk. That includes maintaining parks, trees, sidewalks, curbs, road surface, traffic signals, signage and the storm water collection system. If we can get more uninterrupted days for our crew, we can get a lot more work done,” he says.
Trash Day FYI
- Trash cans must be 50 lbs or less so that one person can lift it.
- All trash must be placed curbside between 6p on the evening before and 7a on the day of trash pickup.
- Mattresses and box springs must be sealed in plastic bags before discarding. Disposal bags are available at local home improvement stores; plastic sheeting secured with duct tape is acceptable. The DPW will not pick up any mattress or bedding that is not properly sealed.
Source: Nyack DPW
Monday refuse removal will be moved to Tuesdays anytime a holiday falls on the first day of the work week to guarantee two days of trash pickup for all residents. A postcard alerting residents to the new schedule will be mailed prior to implementation in mid-June.
White goods pickup — the term for discarded water heaters, washers, dryers and stoves — will be consolidated on one Friday each month. Politi says residents and their contractors can always drop off white good items at the Nyack’s DPW garage between pickup dates.
This plan doesn’t affect the commercial district, whose trash is picked up by private contractors.
Nyack’s recycling pickup schedule, which is handled by an outside contractor, will not be affected by this plan.