Jamestown BPU Announces “Fall Clean-up Week” for Solid Waste Customers


The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announces that its annual “Fall Clean-up Week” for BPU Solid Waste customers will take place during the week beginning Monday, September 9.

Fall Clean-up will occur on each resident’s normal garbage day.  Customers should place their clean-up items at the curb after 6 p.m. the night before their regularly scheduled pick-up.  Clean-up items, whenever possible, should be contained in plastic garbage bags.

Regular garbage as well as glass recyclables will be collected as usual during Fall Clean-up.

The utility will accept disposable items weighing less than 40 pounds and easily handled by one person, such as:  clothes, dishes, glassware, pots and pans, toys, wallpaper, carpet remnants cut in small pieces, old lawn furniture, garden hoses and kitchen chairs.

A fee and an appointment are required for large item and electronics curbside pick-up.  Call the Garbage Hotline at 661-1651 in advance to arrange an appointment for proper disposal of large items such as mattresses, couches, refrigerators, recliners, stoves; and of electronics such as televisions, computer monitors and microwaves.  Residents are at risk of additional charges or penalties if these items are placed at the curb without an appointment.

Metal and wood items will not be collected and may be taken to the South County Transfer Station on South Work Street in Falconer for disposal.  Hours for the South County Transfer Station are available by calling 665-6894.

Yard waste will not be collected and may be taken to the Monroe Street Yard Waste Site which is open from 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays.  Solid Waste customers must have Yard Waste Site stickers, one per Solid Waste account, affixed to their vehicle windows in order to enter the Site.  The stickers may be obtained at BPU Customer Service or by calling the Garbage Hotline at 661-1651.

The BPU this fall continues to offer large yard waste bags for sale at a cost of $10 for four bags, with Tuesday home pick-up of filled bags.  The bags will be collected one at a time or all at once. The yard waste bags are available at the BPU Customer Service Department, 92 Steele Street, open 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. weekdays

Any questions regarding Fall Clean-up may be answered by calling the BPU Garbage Hotline at 661-1651.