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TOWN SANITATION DEPARTMENT REQUIRED TO CHANGE PICK-UP RULES DUE TO STATE OF EMERGENCY

Due to the State of Emergency declared by Governor Cuomo, the Town of Cheektowaga is required to make the following temporary changes to be in compliance with emergency public health orders. The town is now mandated that our sanitation department can only perform “garbage and recycling collection”, which is defined as an “essential service”.

• All grass pick-up will be temporarily suspended until the State of Emergency ends. The town council recently cancelled a public hearing to consider a permanent end to grass pickup, but as of now no resolution has passed changing grass pickup on a permanent basis.
• Only town-authorized garbage and recyclable totes shall be used for collection by the Town. No bags outside of both the town-authorized garbage and recycling totes will be picked up. Please place all non-recyclable garbage in garbage bags before they are put into the tote.
• Large household furniture will be limited to one item at curbside. In addition, large amounts of solid waste left at the curb will not be picked up. A dumpster should be rented for any of your move-outs or spring cleaning. Mattresses will still be picked up but must be placed in a plastic bag.
• “Brush” and “tree parts” defined as cuttings from shrubs, hedges and trees will be picked up, however, residents must bring them loosely to the road and cannot use containers or bags.

In order for garbage and recycling collection to continue, it is of the utmost importance to keep our town employees safe from being exposed to COVID-19. Our town Sanitation Department is working collaboratively with other departments to provide both safety and service to our community. Sanitation Foreman Scott Kowal said, “We thank our residents for their cooperation during these difficult times. I am very proud of my employees for continuing to serve residents during this crisis.” Residents with any questions should call the Sanitation Department at (716) 686-3426

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