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Public Works
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Contact
Anthony Gotti
Commissioner of Public Works

June Cappabianca
Clerk/Secretary

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.

Effective July 1, 2018 the city will not be doing curbside pick up of any bulk items.
Metal and metal appliances, lawn bags and brush may be brought to the city garage during business hours. You are required to sign in and present a photo id before dumping. 
Any authorized dumping of debris will result in a $150 fine. 

Mattresses, box springs, televisions and computer monitors are no longer being accepted for disposal.  They may be disposed of at the Colonie Landfill or the County Waste Exit 10 transfer station. 

  YARD DEBRIS MUST BE IN DISPOSABLE PAPER BAGS. It will not be accepted if it is not. Do not put yard debris into your trash containers. 
 Monday's are lawn bag and brush pick up day weather permitting. 

IF YOU HAVE WORK DONE BY AN OUTSIDE CONTRACTOR FOR TREE/BRUSH CUTTING THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVAL.

FALL CLEAN UP
We will be having a fall clean-up for a 2 week period. 
9/24-9/29 and 10/1 -10/6
During this time period we will be accepting bulk trash items at the city garage located at 4 Industrial Park Road, Mechanicville.
The price for dumping is as follows:
cars - $10
trailer- $15
Truck ( no dump trucks) - $25
We will not be doing curb side pick up during the clean up. Items must be brought to the garage for disposal. 
We will not be accepting mattresses, box springs, televisions, computers, tires, chemicals and construction debris. 

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. 

 

 



"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.