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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2016 Archives > Mayor Brown Announces Holiday Sanitation Schedule

Mayor Brown Announces Holiday Sanitation Schedule

Buffalo – Mayor Byron W. Brown announced today that during the week of Christmas, because the holiday falls on a Sunday, there will be no changes to the garbage and recycling pick up schedule.   In the same way during New Year’s week scheduled garbage and recycling pick-ups will remain the same. 
Mayor Brown also reminded residents today that the City of Buffalo will hold a Christmas “tree-cycling” and electronics waste recycling event on January 7th at the City of Buffalo Engineering Garage located at 1120 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY.    City of Buffalo residents are encouraged to properly dispose of electronic equipment between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Items accepted at this free-of-charge recycling event are computers, printers, toner cartridges, computer accessories, televisions, tablets, scanner, audio equipment, video equipment and circuit boards. Residents may also recycle Christmas tree lights, used clothing and clean white bulk Styrofoam.  Participants must certify that their items are household generated, as commercial waste will not be accepted.

Mayor Brown stated, “After the holidays, we are pleased to offer city residents the additional opportunity to properly and safely recycle unwanted computers and electronic items. By participating in this event, residents are helping to reduce the amount of unsafe disposals in our area, which can be harmful to their health as well as the environment.” 

In addition to electronics recycling, the City of Buffalo will also be accepting Christmas trees for recycling at the January 7th event.  City residents can bring their natural Christmas tree to 1120 Seneca Street where it will be chipped on site.  Residents can take chips with them for re-use as mulch.  Trees should be free of ornaments and tinsel. 

The City will also have curbside collection of naturally grown Christmas trees.  The collection is scheduled to last from January 2nd to January 13th on residents scheduled garbage day. This will be conducted by the City of Buffalo’s Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets as a way to help the environment and reduce costs associated with taking the trees to landfills.

To participate in this collection, city residents are asked to place trees out on their curb before a scheduled garbage pickup and to not place them in garbage bags. Although they are scheduled on the same days, trees will be picked up separately from garbage, so city residents should not be concerned if they are left behind after garbage removal.

In addition to the one-week tree pick-up, the City is also offering drop-off opportunities at three locations in the city. These locations are as follows:
Cazenovia Park
Golf course parking lot
South of Seneca Street, at the foot of Wildwood
Shoshone Park
Parking lot
North off of Hertel, at the foot of Beard
1120 Seneca Street
Rear parking lot
Between Babcock and Smith
*Signage will be posted at all locations.

These drop-off sites will be open from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, beginning December 31st and ending January 20th.