Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste Pickup
For any questions, please contact the DPW office at 716-376-5651.
Refuse is collected weekly (click here for Refuse Collection Schedule Map).
The City uses a sticker use system for refuse pickup. A sticker must be placed on each bag or you can use a 30-gallon garbage can. Put bags in the can and place one 30-gallon sticker on the top item in the can.
Sticker prices are as follows:
- $1.21 covers up to a 15-gallon bag
- $2.44 covers up to a 30-gallon bag
Stickers are available at the following locations:
- Municipal Building (City Clerk’s Office)
- Olean Area FCU
- Tops Friendly Market
- Ried’s Food Barn
- Service Store/Park & Shop
- Country Fair
2015 Holiday Refuse Pickup Schedule
|Memorial Day:||One day later (all week)|
|Independence Day:||All days on schedule|
|Labor Day:||One day later (all week)|
|Thanksgiving Day:||Monday-Wednesday on schedule|
|Thursday-Friday one day later|
|Christmas Day:||Monday-Thursday on schedule|
|Friday only is one day later|
|New Year's Day:||Monday-Thursday on schedule|
|Friday only is one day later|
WHITE GOODS PICKUP:
This covers large metal appliances, i.e. washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator, hot water tank, etc. The City offers a curbside pickup of these items four times a year in January, April, July, and October. The fee is $15 for the first item and $10 for each additional item. You must register and pay in advance of each pickup.
OTHER BULKY ITEMS:
The City does not have a regular schedule for large item disposal, i.e. mattresses, furniture, televisions, etc. Residents looking to dispose of these types of items will need to transport them to a Cattaraugus County Transfer Station. The County has their own fee schedule for disposal of such items. Please call Cattaraugus County DPW at 938-9111 or the Transfer Station at 372-6298 for details.
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.
- 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.
(see www.zerosort.com for more details)
Recycling should be placed at curb the same day as your refuse. There is no charge for recyclables to be picked up. However, they will only be picked up if you have stickered garbage out with it.