Olean Department of Public Works

Yard Waste & Recycling 2014


The Yard Waste Disposal Site located at the corner of Front Street & Seneca Avenue is officially closed.  The City is no longer opening the facility. We are, instead, offering curbside pickup - six times per year. It will be the last Wednesday of each month - April through September.

***Yard Waste is NOT affected by the Holiday Schedule***

Recycling your waste is easy! Conveniently dispose of grass. leaves, limbs and other brush on your property with no additional fee for collection.

Collection Schedule

  • 6x per year
  • Last Wednesday of each month between April and September.
  • Please have brush bundled at curb side by 7:00am on collection day.

Yard Waste Rules

  • All yard waste must be in paper lawn bags or containers no larger than 30 gallons.
  • Brush and limbs must be bundled together and no longer than 3 feet and 18inches in diameter.
  • Bundle securely with twine or rope.  Do not use wire.
  • No plastic bags allowed.
  • Biodegradable or compostable plastic bags NOT accepted for yard waste.

2014 Holiday Refuse Pickup Schedule

Memorial Day: One day later (all week)
Independence Day: Monday-Thursday on schedule
  Friday one day later
Labor Day: One day later (all week)
Thanksgiving Day: Monday-Wednesday on schedule
  Thursday-Friday one day later
Christmas Day: Monday-Wednesday on schedule
  Thursday-Friday one day later
New Year's Day: Monday-Wednesday on schedule
  Thursday-Friday one day later

  Click here for a Refuse Collection Schedule Map (pdf)

Recycling (see www.zerosort.com for more details)

Acceptable Not Acceptable
  • Cardboard: Cereal Boxes, Pasta Boxes, Shoe Boxes, Pizza Boxes
  • Paper: Newspapers, Junk Mail, Envelopes, Catalogs, Soft Cover Books, Telephone Books, Brown Bags, Magazines and Inserts
  • Plastic: Containers #1-#7 (Milk Jugs, Bleach Detergent, Shampoo  Bottles, etc.)
  • Glass: Bottles and Containers (Any color)
  • Cans: Aluminum, Tin, Steel Containers, (Pie Plates/Trays/Foil)
  • Window Glass, Mirrors and Light Bulbs
  • Dishes, Pyrex, Ceramics
  • Foam Packaging, Styrofoam, Plastic Bags
  • Recyclables containing Food Waste, Paint or Oils
  • Hazardous Material or Universal Waste