Highway Superintendent: Michael Kwartler
Important Notice About Drop-Off Days
Function: To maintain and upgrade all town roads, roadside drainage, snow & ice removal, along with miscellaneous programs such as yard waste pickup.
Contact Information: Telephone (607) 648-4809 Option 2
Fax (607) 648-9192
Town roads: 67 miles
WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS
Why Can't I Plow Snow into the Roadway?
Roadways & Obstructions (Basketball hoops, vehicles, trailers, flower planters, etc)
Fees: All programs free. New sluice pipes and pipe extensions installed for cost of materials only. Price is dependent upon size and length of pipe and will be determined prior to installation.
The landfill will reopen for the season on Saturday; April 6, 2013.
Yardwaste Rules and Regulations
USUAGE RESTRICTIONS: Due to after hours contractor dumping, construction debris/garbage dumping and excessive ATV use it has become necessary to limit the access to the landfill. The gate will be locked each day and no after hours use will be permitted. We would like to thank the residents who used this facility in a responsible manner but unfortunately leaving the gate open after hours is no longer feasible.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When does the yardwaste program begin and how long does it go on?
The yardwaste program begins around the 1st Monday of April (weather permitting) and ends on the last Monday of October.
What if Monday is a holiday?
The highway department will collect yardwaste on the following workday following a holiday.
Why wasn't my yardwaste picked up?
There could be several reasons your yardwaste was not picked up.
Were the lids left on your cans or where the bags tied?
The highway department will not stop and check to see if it is household garbage or yardwaste.
What kind of yardwaste is it?
If it is branches then it is most likely a chipping pile and we chip that up separately from canned yard waste. It often takes up to 2 days to service the entire town.
It's raining, should I put the lids on anyway?
No, we understand that rain causes the garbage cans to be heavier, but we still hold to the policy of open containers.
Can I put my yardwaste out any other day of the week?
You can put yardwaste out any day of the week but the highway department will still only pick it up on scheduled days. The rest of the week is spent on road work.
What about leaves in the fall?
The highway department picks up leaves beginning the 1st Monday of November and continues throughout the end of the year weather permitting. Leaves can be placed in bags or cans and they must be left open or untied.
Does the highway pick up any other kind of garbage?
No, the highway does not pick up any kind of garbage. This includes household items or construction debris of any kind.
Does the highway department do tree removal?
The highway department will take trees down that are within the town's right of way. The town's right of way is 25ft from the center of the road. If there are power lines nearby, NYSEG will need to be involved.
Cornell Local Roads Program, the Quick Bites portions offers answers to commonly asked questions.
NWS Binghamton, NY offers a complete guide to weather
New York State Department of Transportation
Broome County DPW