Village of Montgomery Garbage and Recycling

Garbage & Recycling Instructions - Bulk Pickup - Brush, Garden Waste

Garbage & Recycling Pickup Schedule

There will be no Garbage or Recyclables picked up on these days.

  • New Years Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Columbus Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving

Must be at Curbside by 7:00 a.m.
Recycling is Every Wednesday

To help reduce the amount of litter throughout the Village, please place all garbage in plastic bags(Not Loose In Cans) Not heavier than 40 pounds.


Single Stream Recycling Rules

The following recyclable material may be comingled together:

  • newspapers, magazines, catalogs (Please continue to Bundle)
  • white and colored paper (lined, copier, computer, staples OK)
  • mail and envelopes (any color, window envelopes OK)
  • paper bags, shredded paper
  • wrapping paper
  • soft-cover books, telephone books (paperbacks, comics, etc.; No spirals bindings)
  • cardboard egg cartons and trays
  • smooth cardboard (food and shoes boxes, tubes, file folders, cardboard from product packaging)
  • corrugated cardboard boxes
  • milk cartons & juice boxes (or any such cartons and aseptic packaging for drinks: ice tea, soy milk, soup, etc.)
  • glass bottles & jars only
  • metal cans (soup, pet food, empty aerosol cans, dried-out paint cans, etc.)
  • aluminum foil wrap & trays
  • household metal (wire hangers, pots, tools, curtain rods, knives , small appliances that are mostly metal, certain vehicle license plates, etc.
  • plastic bottles (#1 - #7)   ALL CONTAINERS MUST BE CLEAN

Do NOT  Include the following with your paper recycling:

  • hardcover books unless covers are removed
  • napkins, paper towels, or tissues
  • soiled paper cups or plates
  • paper with a lot of tape and glue
  • plastic - or wax-coated paper (candy wrappers, take-out containers, etc.)
  • photographic paper

Do NOT  Include the following with your bottle and can recycling:

  • plastic toys, plastic wrap, etc.             
  • mirrors, lightbulbs, ceramics, glassware, etc. styrofoam (cups, egg cartons, trays, etc.)
  • batteries or plastic bags    

 

WARNING

Village residents are asked not to flush certain items down their drains (sinks, toilets, tubs etc.), paper towels, napkins, diapers, baby wipes, other wipes such as Clorox, Windex, etc., ladies' products, cloth or any similar-type materials. These items are commonly found in the Village sewer system and can wreak havoc. Many residents don't realize this, but such materials can cause blockages in the system, which can result in sewer backups in homes, businesses and other facilities. Please try to be considerate and dispose of such materials properly. It will save money and problems in the long run.

 

Thank You

 

Bulk Pickup

Bulk pickup items can be picked up year round for a nominal fee by calling the Street Department at 845-457-5321.

$20. - First 500lbs.

$20. - First 500lbs. containing construction debris

$3. - Additional for tires (up to 17")

 

Example of Bulk Pickup Items are:

  • furniture
  • white goods
  • cooking stove
  • washer, dryers, etc.
  • gas grills (no tanks)
  • hot water heaters
  • tires
  • construction debris
  • water based paints The Village will pick these up as long as the can is dry. DO NOT WASH. These can also be put into the regular trash for pickup

Hazardous Waste is Not Accepted by the Village.


Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste is Not Accepted by the Village but can be brought to designated Orange County Sites on the designated days.

Some of these items include but not limited to:

  • Oil based paint
  • Oil additives
  • Solvents/Degreasers
  • Paint Thinner, Pesticides
  • Lawn & Garden Chemicals
  • Swimming pool Chemicals
  • Wood Preservatives.

Recognize Household Hazardous Waste. Read the label - Look for the danger words:

  • Corrosive
  • Toxic (Poisonous)
  • Reactive
  • Volatile
  • Flammable
  • Explosive

The Newburgh, New Hampton, and Port Jervis Transfer Stations will except these items for recycling.

  • Used Motor Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Automobile & Household Batteries

Please call the Orange County Recycling Office at 1-800-328-4808
or visit the Orange County Government Website for more information.

Buy only what you need, and use the product up. Use nontoxic alternatives whenever possible. Read labels carefully, observing the precautions for use and following the recommendations for disposal. Never bury waste, dump waste along the side
of the road or pour waste into the street drain or storm door.

Keep our water clean!
Try these inexpensive Nontoxic Cleaners .


Brush & Garden Waste

  • Compost site remains open at the DPW Garage on 69 Bachelor Street for the Village residents only.
  • Leaves, grass clippings and brush up to 4" in diameter and not longer than 6' are accepted.
  • In the fall residents can put their leaves in a bag, placed curbside by 7:00 am and the DPW pick it up on the designated days.
  • Christmas trees are picked up curbside on designated days. All ornaments, tinsel garland, etc. must be removed from tree. If you miss the pickup days, the trees can be brought to the Village Department of Public works Composite site by the DPW garage.

This service is only offered to Village Residents.


 

Nontoxic Cleaners Made from Most Household Items

  • New & Improved Green Cleaners: Ones that don't contain lye, petroleum based detergents and potentially toxic chemicals Household Products list of cleaners that can be made from ingredients already in your home. Baking soda, lemon juice, vegetable oil, borax, soaps made from animal or vegetable fat and plain old hot water can do the work of dozens of "extra-strength" "antibacterial," over-the-counter products.

Try these time-tested recipes for average household chores.

  • All Purpose Cleaner: Mix two teaspoons of borax to one teaspoon soap in a quart of water. Store in a rinsed, recycled spray bottle.
  • Air Fresheners: Many products simply mask odors by deadening your sense of smell. Eliminate the smell's source. Then set out a dish of baking soda or vinegar. For a potpourri-like fragrance, boil hers and spices.
  • Carpet Deodorizers: Sprinkle baking soda or corn starch (one cup per room), or one part borax/two parts cornmeal mix. Vacuum after an hour.
  • Disinfectants: One half cup borax in one gallon hot water disinfects common bacteria.
  • Dishwashing: Liquid or powdered soap with a few teaspoons of vinegar handles most soil. For dishwashers, use a borax and washing soda (hydrated sodium carbonate) mix.
  • Drain Cleaners: Prevention is the best medicine. Once a week, plug the overflow and pour a quarter cup of baking soda down the drain. Follow with one-half cup of vinegar and cover tightly for a minute. Flush
    with boiling water.
  • Floor Cleaners: One half cup vinegar with a half gallon of warm water cuts greasy film on no-wax linoleum.
  • Furniture Polish: Equal parts vegetable oil and lemon juice or vinegar replenishes waxed wood's shine. Substitute a mix of vegetable and lemon oil for unwaxed wood.
  • Glass Cleaners: A mix of white vinegar and water leaves windows sparkling.
  • Heavy Cleaning: Use ammonia only when other cleaners fail, and never use ammonia with chlorine: the combination forms a deadly gas.
  • Mold & Mildew: Use a concentrated solution of borax and water. Borax also inhibits mold growth.
  • Mothballs: Make a paste of baking soda, salt and hot water. Scrub with a damp cloth. For baked-on dirt, try a half cup of ammonia to one gallon of hot water.
  • Scouring Powder: Table salt or baking soda works fine on most surfaces.
  • Silver Polish: Submerge silver in water with a little salt and a small piece of aluminum foil. Remove and wipe dry.
  • Toilet Cleaners: Use soap and borax and disinfect. Remove rings and lime buildup with white vinegar. Or sprinkle baking soda plus some vinegar into the toilet bowl and scour.

Information supplied by The Clean Water Fund

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