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Town Clean Up Day FAQ

What is Town Clean Up Day?  Town Clean Up Day is a one day event held by the Town for its residents to have access to trash dumpsters also known as roll-offs. The roll-offs (dumpsters) are set up in the Town Hall parking lot in the space between the Highway Garage and the basketball courts and behind the Highway Garage.  The fee for this service is a non-perishable food donation to Charlie’s Pantry which can be dropped off at the Town Hall when you pick up your punch card.  Please be mindful of the expiration dates on your donated food as expired food cannot be accepted.

When is Town Clean Up Day?   Town Clean up day has been postponed for 2020.   The Columbia County Waste Department is operating under “Essential” guidelines and has suspended roll off service to the public and/or municipalities and until the Governor opens back up the State or the County deems it is safe to proceed.

Do I have to do anything before I bring trash down to the dumpsters?  Yes, you must obtain a punch card from the Town Clerk’s Office or the Building Department at the Town Hall. One punch card per household allows 4 tires and two trips in any vehicle that is a maximum of 10 ft.  We will ask for proof of residency (i.e., driver’s license, utility bill) as well as a non-perishable food item that will be donated to Charlie’s Pantry.  We will advertise the event well in advance to give you time to obtain your punch card. The announcements can be found in the Town’s official newspaper, newsletters, website, posted flyers in various locations around town, etc. When you load your trash onto your vehicle be mindful that the following items need to be separated out and it would be most beneficial if they were accessible first:  tires, metal, Freon appliance, car batteries.  The County has advised us that we can not accept electronics.

How do I get to the dumpsters? On the day of the event you will enter at the Shatford Park entrance off of Route 22N;  there will be a sign and/or balloons as a marker.  You will drive past the little league field toward Old Post Rd.  Before you pull onto Old Post Rd is where you will stop to form the line. Staff will motion to you to pull out onto Old Post Rd and into the Town Hall Parking lot as room becomes available.

What do I do when I get to the dumpsters?   Volunteers will then help you unload. Specific dumpsters will be labeled for specific materials (i.e., Batteries, Tires, Freon, scrap metal and General). As you unload your vehicle into the appropriate dumpsters you will advance your vehicle forward toward the back of the highway garage and exit on the path at the westerly side of the Highway Garage and continue out to the main exit onto Route 22.

What is permissible to place in the dumpster?   No household kitchen waste garbage, no yard debris (limbs/leaves), no hazardous waste and no electronics, a maximum of a 10 ft. truck or trailer that is hand loaded not machine compacted. Specific items based on resident inquiries are listed: If you have questions about a specific item please feel free to contact the Building Department at 794-8884.

Yard Debris (limbs/brush/leaves) no
Household Garbage no
Hazardous Material no
Latex Paint (If dried out) yes
Latex Paint in Liquid form no
Oil Based Paint no
Batteries yes
Electronics no
Furniture yes
Appliances (even with Freon) yes
Asbestos Roof Shingles yes
Asbestos Siding Shingles no
C&D Material (Construction & Demolition) yes
Tires (4 maximum) 24 inches or under yes
Tires – 25 inches and above no
Gas Cans *see below

*Gas Cans: The containers are allowed only if empty. It is suggested that you allow the liquid gas to evaporate in a well ventilated area.  Alternatively, some gas stations have a disposal facility.


Additional information regarding large appliances:

Best Buy also accepts most electronics and large appliances at no charge