Garbage & Recycling

Garbage & Recycling

We have contracted with Waste Management for garbage and recycling since 2016.

Questions and issues regarding pickup will be handled through Waste Management. Please contact them at 866.909.4458.

For a missed pickup please call Waste Management at 800.972.4545


Town of Orchard Park Pickup and Recycling Schedule

Garbage and recycling pick up will always be on the same day of the week, however garbage is picked up weekly and recycling is picked up every other week.  (Please reference the Street listing and 2024 Recycling Calendar Schedule below). We encourage residents to have their trash and recycling out by 6:00 a.m. on pickup days although the normal pick-up time is later.  Due to unexpected circumstances, it may become necessary to change scheduled routes.

A special 65-gallon recycling tote is necessary so the automated truck can grab the tote to empty it.  Recycling totes are given to homeowners and should remain with any existing home when the home is sold. For new builds, please contact the Town Clerk’s office, to request having a recycle tote delivered to your new home. (716.662.6410)

Tote Placement

  • Do not place the tote within 4 feet of your mailbox or any fixed structure or object.
  • Place cart within 2 feet of curb
  • Place all recyclables in the tote with excess next to the tote.
  • The handle of the cart should be facing the house.
  • Avoid putting bottles & glass on the top of the bin, placing them in the middle will avoid them from falling during pick up.

Residents may purchase additional totes or replacement totes by contacting the Town Clerk’s office at 716.662.6410

Homeowners are responsible for purchasing garbage cans through their favorite supplier.

Large trash information:  Waste Management will pick up one bulky item per week, year-round unless it is a restricted item listed below.  Please place your bulk item at the curb with your regular trash.

Christmas trees are picked up by the Town of Orchard Park and taken to our compost site. They are not part of trash pick-up and will not be picked up by Waste Management. There is no set schedule for pick up, but following the holiday, we frequently travel throughout the town collecting the trees.

Additional information:

Find your street on the street listing, if it is shaded match it to the shaded week on the recycling calendar to determine the pickup week; if it is unshaded, match it to the unshaded week on the recycling calendar to determine the pickup week.

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