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David Higgins
Commissioner of Public Works

June Cappabianca
Dispatcher Clerk

4 Industrial Park
Mechanicville, NY  12118

Ph: (518) 664-7171
Fx: (518) 664-9589

Hours
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:30pm
6:00am-2:30pm - Summer Hours (May -Aug)
The purpose of the Public Works Department is to promote and oversee the construction and maintenance of the City's infrastructure.

Responsible for:

  • Maintenance of Roads
  • Signs and Roadway Markings
  • Maintenance of city parks
  • Street sweeping
  • Water and Sewer line repairs
  • Maintaining city vehicles
  • Snow plowing and removal
  • Maintaining city buildings

Trash pickup
  • County Waste is contracted by the city for trash removal. If you have a missed trash pickup you may call them and report it their dispatcher at (518) 877-7007.

Thursday is recycling day for everyone in the city.  Your residence has been provided with a single stream recycling container. 

If you need a replacement container for trash or recycling please call the Public Works Dept. at (518) 664-7171 and we will have it delivered to you by County Waste. There is not a charge for containers.

Spring Clean-up
The annual spring clean up has been eliminated but we will pick up items as needed.
Please call the office at (518) 664-7171 to let us know when your items will be out for pick up. 
EFFECTIVE 10/7/15
Unfortunately the city can no longer offer disposal of mattresses and box springs due to an increased disposal cost. They will have to be disposed of yourself. 
 Television and computer monitor disposal has increased to a $20 fee to dispose of these items effective October 7, 2015. The item may be brought to the city garage at 4 Industrial Park Road during business hours or picked up curbside with prepayment.

All appliances such as stove, refrigerators,washers and dryers can be taken.
Please be safe and remove doors when placing to street.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS CAN NOT BE DISPOSED OF BY US:
  • TIRES
  • CHEMICALS- pesticides or other dangerous chemicals
  • WET PAINT CONTAINERS (open and dry paint cans are accepted)
  • PROPANE TANKS
  • LIGHT BULBS
  • CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS
  • SMALL ENGINES such as lawnmowers must be drained of oil/gas.
Any calls after 11am on Fridays during summer hours will not be picked up until  the following Monday.
We do our best to get items as quickly as possible but sometimes emergencies or the dumpster needs to be emptied and it might delay pickup.  Please be patient. We are doing our best to serve you.

Tree limbs can be disposed of and get picked up on days that our wood chipper is in use.

Yard debris such as grass clippings, leaves, small sticks will also be picked up.
It is best to call and let us know they are out.  YARD DEBRIS MUST BE IN DISPOSABLE PAPER BAGS.

IF YOU HAVE WORK DONE BY AN OUTSIDE CONTRACTOR THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING YOUR CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS AND BRUSH/TREE REMOVAL.

Debris Disposal at City Garage
Your unwanted junk items may be brought to the City Garage during business hours.
YOU MUST BE A CITY OF MECHANICVILLE RESIDENT.  Be prepared to show a photo id and sign in at the office. CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS IS NOT ACCEPTED. No materials from work done by contractors are accepted.  We accept your unwanted items as a courtesy to our city residents. We have unfortunately had some instances of abuse. If it continues we may have to discontinue this service in the future. The dumping area is monitored by a security camera. Anyone found to be in violation will lose their dumping privileges and is subject to prosecution.

SNOW EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE MECHANICVILLE CITY COUNCIL AT A REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING ON FEBRUARY 2ND PASSED A LOCAL ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 183-22   OF THE CITY CODE TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

 

“A SNOW EMERGENCY IN THE CITY OF MECHANICVILLE SHALL BECOME AUTOTOMATIC TWO (2) HOURS AFTER THE ACCUMULATION OF SNOW WITHIN THE CITY TO A LEVEL OF THREE (3) INCHES. THE LEVEL OF THREE (3) INCHES, WHICH SHALL AUTOMATICCALY INVOKE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, SHALL BE OFFICIALLY MEASURED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AT THE PUBLIC WORKS COMPLEX, LOCATED AT THE CITY INDUSTRIAL PARK, MECHANICVILLE, NEW YORK.  THE COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS OR HIS REPRESENTATIVE SHALL NOTIFY THE MECHANICVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE NEWS MEDIA THAT A SNOW EMERGENCY IS IN EFFECT.”

 

THIS ORDINANCE SHALL TAKE EFFECT IMMEDIATELY.

 


SNOW EMERGENCY RULES

CITY OF MECHANICVILLE SNOW EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

A Snow Emergency will be declared by the City of Mechanicville when there is a snowfall resulting in 3 inches of snow or more. The following rules will be deemed to be in effect immediately during a snow emergency.

 

When a snow emergency goes into effect it is mandatory that you move your vehicle to the EVEN numbered side of the street. No parking is allowed on the odd numbered side of the street for the first 24 hours. Parking there will result in your vehicle being ticketed and towed. Plows will proceed to plow on the odd side of the street for that 24-hour period. Example: Even side parking means even house numbers such as 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 50,100 and so forth.

 

After 24 hours from the start of the snow emergency residents must move to the odd side of the street for the next 24-hour period. No parking allowed on the even side of the street. Parking there will result in your vehicle being ticketed and towed. (At this point plows will plow the even side of the street for that 24-hour period.)

 

When signs are in place for snow removal they will supersede all parking rules including posted signs.

 

Your cooperation is not only mandatory but also crucial to the City being able to plow, salt and remove snow from the streets. 

Any vehicle interfering with the removal of snow by not parking on the correct side of the street will be subject to Towing at the owners expense and fine for failure to do so.

 

For information regarding Snow Emergency Procedures please call the Highway Department at (518) 664-7171 extension 23.

 

 

Commissioner Higgins

Department of Public Works


"WIPE" OUT SEWER CLOGS: The toilet is not a trash!
http://mechanicville.com/DocumentCenter/Index/132 

DO NOT FLUSH ANYTHING EXCEPT TOILET PAPER
The City of Mechanicville has installed a new sewage pump station behind City Hall in May 2013. Even though sewage pumps were installed, the new pumps have been clogging with wipes and other products that have been flushed down the toilet. 

This is a national issue that is impacting us in Mechanicville. It costs communities tens of thousands of dollars. Help save yours and the City's money, time and infrastructure.

Back up and clogs in the City's sewers and pumps must be manually cleaned by City employees. Clogs which occur in a home sewer will require costly plumbing repairs. Avoid the costly repairs, do not flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet. Place all other products in the trash.