September 20, 2021: We are picking up brush in Zone 2. Grapple in Zone 1.
The Orchard Park Highway Department has begun brush pick up through our contractor, Tree Pluckers.
Leaves are not considered brush and should be disposed of in bags in the trash until the fall.
Loose leaves will be picked up at curbside ONLY during the fall season beginning October. Leave collection is dependent on the weather.
Please Do Not mix sticks, twigs, plastic bags, animal waste, ornamental grasses or tree debris with the leaves or they will not be picked up.
Acceptable Brush Pile Limitations
Acceptable Log Limitations
Roots With Dirt – NOT ACCEPTED
Please review below for the following topics:
- How to separate brush, branches, etc.
- Acceptable Brush Pile Limitations
- Unacceptable Brush Pile Limitations
Tree Waste Pick-Up is from May 1 to November 13th. The Town of Orchard Park, through the use of a contractor, estimates a two (2) week tree waste pick up schedule. This leaves highway crews free to work on road maintenance projects during the year. However, depending on the volume of tree waste throughout the Town to be picked up, it may take longer than the two week estimate period mentioned above. During the remainder of the year, tree waste is picked up by the Highway Department, as weather and scheduling permits. In an effort to maintain a timely and cost efficient tree waste removal program, we kindly request that residents:
Acceptable Brush Pile Limitations and Requirements
- Please separate the leaves from twigs and branches for pickup
- Piles that do not exceed 10 feet in length along roadway and no more than 3 ½ feet tall total (Image above)
- Please be advised the volume of tree waste pickup is restricted to that generated by basic tree trimming and occasional small tree removal (8” diameter trunk maximum – Image above)
- Tree waste at the roadside in front of residence in orderly piles with cut-ends facing the street (Image above)
- Limbs and branches that do not exceed 4 inches in diameter and 12 feet in length or piled more than 3 1/2 feet high (Image above)
- This material will be chipped and made available to residents at the Compost Facility, 6909 Milestrip Road during their regular business hours. See the link below for more information: http://www.orchardparkny.org/departments/highway-department/compost-site/
- Please cut all limbs and tree stock exceeding four (4) inches in diameter into lengths of twenty-four (24) inches maximum and pile neatly and separately at the curb (Image above)
- Please place all stumps and shrubs at the curb, in a separate pile with dirt removed from the roots.
- Stumps are not to exceed 200 pounds.
Unacceptable Brush Pile Limitations and Requirements
- No Dirt – Dirt damages equipment
- No logs over 8” diameter should be placed at the curb.
- Excessive amounts of tree waste comparable to that produced by lot clearing, whether generated commercially or individually, will not be picked up.
- Your contracted tree cutting service is responsible to remove any large tree (s) from your property, arrangements have to be made to transport it to the Compost Facility on 6909 Milestrip Road.
- Stumps and shrubs at the curb, if not separated and dirt free, pickup will not occur
- Stumps that exceed 200 pounds
- No rootballs allowed on shrubs, please cut off rootball and dispose in trash or other means (if rootballs exists, pickup will not occur).
- Due to the use of fertilizers and pesticides, grass clippings and garden waste must be put in trash bags or garbage cans and placed out with your regular trash.
- Please be advised that the Town of Orchard Park will not pick up tree waste removed from lots where there is no established, occupied dwelling. For this reason, it is recommended that tree waste not be piled on vacant lots for pick up.
- Please be advised that railroad ties, fencing, lumber, old deck material, construction waste and other similar items will not be picked up with tree waste. Contact the Town’s current sanitation contractor, Waste Management at 1-800-333-6590 for information on how to dispose of these items. The Town of Orchard Park does not own or maintain a dumpsite. Any material, other than tree waste, must be disposed of privately.