Temporary suspension of brush & yard waste collection

News release

WATERTOWN, NY —  Due to equipment issues the City of Watertown Department of Public Works will be temporarily suspending the collection of brush and green waste from City residential homes beginning November 8th.

Please continue to place brush and green waste out following the guidelines below and it will be collected as soon as the issues are resolved.

— Brush & Green Waste can be placed in the median between the sidewalk and curb, or at the back of the sidewalk. Please do not block sidewalks.

Collection Guidelines for Brush: Tree limbs 4” in diameter and less, twigs & branches.

— Tree limbs & branches cannot exceed 4 inches in diameter.

— Brush should be placed in bundles less than 18 inches in diameter (about an armful) and no longer than 5 feet in length.

— Smaller twigs and branches can also be placed in standard 32 gallon trash cans, preferably with handles and weighing less than 40 lbs.

Collection Guidelines for Yard Waste: Grass clippings, leaves, weeds & yard plants.

— Yard Waste must be placed in paper bags or re-useable containers not exceeding 40lbs which will facilitate manual loading into our collection vehicles.

— Yard Waste in plastic bags will not be collected.

— Paper Lawn bags and Re-useable containers are available at most local vendors.

— There is no limit to the number of bags/containers that you can put curbside.

Please contact the Department of Public Works at 315-785-7842 with any questions.