Saturday, April 25
SEARCH:   Search
You are here:   Departments > Sanitation

3175 Union Rd.
Cheektowaga, NY  14227
(716) 686-3426
Fax: 686-3455

Town of Cheektowaga - Sanitation Department
David Longo
General Crew Chief


Current Sanitation Brochure     

Current Recycling Brochure

Please call the Sanitation Department to find out when your garbage day is. 

Sanitation Requirements /
Sanitation Policy

All household garbage which you previously placed in your own garbage cansmust now be placed in your new garbage tote.The weight limit for your new tote is 150 pounds maximum


¨ Please record your tote’s serial number. You may place your address on the tote with adhesive numbers but, please, no painting of address on tote. Also, have the handle side of the tote next to the street to help Sanitation Department workers move it to the rear of the truck for quick pick up.

¨ All materials must be placed at the curb by 6:00 A.M. on your regularly scheduled collection day.

¨ NO Materials shall be placed at the curb before 3:00 P.M. on the day before your scheduled collection day.

¨ Carpet, carpet padding, pool liners/covers and similar bulky items must be cut into 4 foot widths/lengths, rolled and tied, not to exceed 40 pounds per bundle

¨ All plasterboard, drywall, paneling, doors, wood and similar items must be cut into 4 foot sections, tied in bundles not exceeding 40 lbs and 4 feet in length and neatly stacked at the curb. We do not take landscape timbers, railroad ties, pallets, firewood or stumps.

¨ Toilets, mattresses and box springs are all regular garbage and will be picked up on your regular garbage day.

¨Furniture is picked up with regular trash.  A sleeper sofa must have the metal (fold-out section) removed prior to pickup.  Sanitation must be contacted for metal pickup at 686-3426.

¨ Construction debris from contracted work must be disposed of by your contractor.

 Place your garbage at the curb prior to 6:00 am on collection day, but not before 3:00 p.m. on the evening before collection.  If your garbage or trash is out prior to 3:00 pm the day before your scheduled pickup you are in violation of town ordinances and subject to a fine.  If your garbage isn't collected as scheduled, please call sanitation at 686-3426.

If your scheduled pick up falls on Christmas Day or New Years Day, then pick up will be delayed one day the entire week.  ALL OTHER HOLIDAYS ARE REGULAR SCHEDULE.

Large Applicances / Microwaves / Metal Pick-up

You must call the Sanitation Department (686-3426) 24 hours prior to placing at the curb for pickup onyour regular collection day.¨ REMOVE ALL DOORS FROM RERIGERATORS AND FREEZERSal  (Copper, steel, cast iron, appliances, sinks, etc.)

Yard Waste: We pickup and recycle from mid April through mid November

 - Grass clippings must be placed in open containers or biodegradable bags not EXCEEDING 40 POUNDS. Do not mix papers, plastics or stone with the clippings. Plastic bags are not accepted.

¨ Brush and small branches must be cut into 4 foot lengths and tied in bundles not exceeding 40 pounds.

¨ Branches exceeding 4 feet or 40 pounds; do not bundle, contact the Highway Department at 686-3450

¨ For Pick up schedule for leaves raked to the curb, contact the Highway Department at 686-3450

¨ Large landscaping materials (such as tree trunks and stumps) must be removed by your landscaping contractor

Hazardous Materials

¨ Pesticides, pool chemicals, oil-based paints, paint thinners, batteries (including Auto) flammable materials and liquids, and similar materials WILL NOT BE COLLECTED by Sanitation

¨ Most hazardous materials can be disposed of when Erie County has a Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day. (Contact Erie County at 858-6800 for date of next drop off day).

Town Calendar