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Brush Collection

2020 Fall BRUSH PICKUP: For Districts 1 & 6 only will start on October 5th through October 7th. It will be picked up once during that time. Please have your yard debris at the roadside for pickup.

Town of Clay Supervisor, Damian Ulatowski, and Highway Superintendent, Joe Nicoletti, would like to remind all town residents that reside in Districts 1 & 6 that brush collection will be held the first week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday May and October of each year. The trucks will only pickup at your residence once during May and October; therefore it is essential that your debris be put at curbside by the first Monday of May and October. If the trucks have already collected in your area, they will not return. It will then be your responsibility to dispose of your debris. Yard waste that consists of: plants, grass, leaves, together with, shrubbery, limbs and small tree trunks that are less than 8 feet long and 6 inches in diameter will be picked up. Anything larger must be sawed into blocks an average person can pick up.

For all districts: Clay Yard Waste Recycling Center is open every 2nd Saturday from April through November, located on Oak Orchard Road, one mile east of the intersection off Henry Clay Blvd. and Oak Orchard Road from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

For all districts: Clay Highway Garage Disposal Facility located at 4483 Route 31 has drop off for heavy appliances (excluding those with freon) and metal items. The facility is open every 2nd Saturday from April through November from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

PLASTIC BAGS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Due to the environmental impact that is created by disposing plastic into our landfills, any and all yard debris that is not placed in Visibly Labeled "Biodegradable" Plastic Bags will no longer be picked up. Please use paper, labeled biodegradable plastic bags or leave your debris loose. All filled non-biodegradable plastic bags will be left at curbside.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED BY THE TOWN MAY BE ACCEPTED AT THE LEY CREEK TRANSFER STATION: Please refer all questions to Operation Separation at (315) 453-2870.

QUESTIONS ABOUT RECYCLING CAN BE ANSWERED BY CALLING OPERATION SEPARATION at (315) 453-2870 OR VISITNG THEIR WEBSITE at www.ocrra.org  

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The following is a list of guidelines and requirements for brush collection:

Brush will be collected EVERY week starting March until mid-December

  • Brush includes leaves, grass clippings, shrub cuttings, small branches and twigs, and must be placed in rigid plastic or metal containers. Biodegradable lawn bags are acceptable, if kept dry and intact. Place all containers outside of road pavement and gutters so as not to obstruct traffic or block drainage. Plastic bags are not acceptable either inside or outside of any containers
  • Full containers or bundles shall not weigh more than 50 pounds
  • Limbs five feet long or less will be collected provided they are bundled and tied together. Limbs shall be no greater than 6 inches in diameter
  • Trees: Removal and disposal of trees are the sole responsibility of the property owner and are not under the scope of the brush contract
  • All potted plants must be removed from their plastic containers (pots). Dirt/sod must be removed from plant roots and can not be disposed of as brush. The container (pot) is a trash/recyclable item
  • Brush discarded in Town parks and right-of-ways is prohibited and violators will be fined
  • Items that will not be collected during the weekly brush collection include: rubbish, refuse, recyclables, construction materials, furniture, appliances, sinks, tubs, white goods, carpet, tires, batteries, automobile parts, etc. Any of these items mistakenly left at the curb will not be picked up and, according to Town regulations, must be removed from the street before 6:00 p.m. on collection day
  • Non-artificial Christmas trees that were missed will be picked up. The trees cannot be bagged in plastic and have any ornaments or tree stands attached

If you need materials picked up, not covered under brush collection, call Superior Waste directly for a competitive price. However, you may contact any hauler for additional pick-up. Most questions or concerns can be handled directly with Superior Waste at (315) 672-3174. If they are not able to assist or resolve the issue, contact the Town of Clay at (315) 652-3800 ext. 162 or email at supervisor@townofclay.org. Please note: It is the hauler's responsibility to return empty containers to approximately the same location

The Town provides a Central Disposal Facility at the Town Highway Garage located at 4483 NYS Route 31, Clay, NY. This facility is open every second Saturday of each month from April through November from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Clay residents can drop off heavy appliances, excluding those containing Freon, and metal only items.

For questions, call the Highway Department at (315) 652-3800. For more information on disposal programs, contact the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency's website at www.ocrra.org

For Districts 1 & 6: Town of Clay Supervisor, Damian Ulatowski, and Highway Superintendent, Joe Nicoletti, would like to remind all town residents that reside in Districts 1 & 6 that brush collection will be held the first week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday May and October of each year. The trucks will only pickup at your residence once during May and October; therefore, it is essential that your debris be put at curbside by the first Monday of May and October. If the trucks have already collected in your area, they will not return. It will then be your responsibility to dispose of your debris. Yard waste that consists of: plants, grass, leaves, together with, shrubbery, limbs and small tree trunks that are less than 8 feet long and 6 inches in diameter will be picked up. Anything larger must be sawed into blocks an average person can pick up.