Public Works

City of Tonawanda
Department of Public Works
 Superintendent Joseph L. Warthling, Jr.
150 Fillmore Ave., Tonawanda, NY  14150
Phone:  695-1376   Fax:  692-6747
Email: Public Works


      The Department of Public Works will provide a safe, clean, and efficient operation that maintains streets, sidewalks, and sewers within the city’s right-of-way.  We provide a refuse and recycling operation, react to resident’s inquiries, and respond to all weather-related conditions.

                                                Tonawanda, New York - Code of Ordinances / Chapter 50 - SOLID WASTE


GARBAGE - Click here for recent Garbage Collection Flyer

 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE - Garbage will not be collected on any of the following holidays: 

         New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

 Garbage pickup will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week following the holiday.

BULK GARBAGE - Bulk waste material pick-up is limited to quantities of four (4) cubic yards (3'x3'x12') per property, with a maximum of two pick-ups per month.

LATEX PAINT - How to dispose of latex paint

RECYCLING – Recycling Tote pickup calendar (2018-2019)

Your recycling tote will be picked up every other week in accordance with the "Blue" or "Red" designated color for your neighborhood.  Please click above to see the calendar for your pick up weeks.  If you do not know if you are Blue or Red, click here for color coded street flyer.

Click here for current Recycling Guide  


  • Plastic bags are not recyclable
  • Styrofoam is not recyclable
  • Only recycle food containers [plates, cups, window glass, toys, aluminum, plastic wrap, pots and pans, oil containers, etc. are not recyclable]

Recycle and Garbage Totes

Totes can be ordered at Tonawanda City Hall (8:30am-4:30pm M-F).  The cost is $50.00 per tote.  Your tote will be delivered to your home following your next garbage collection.    


 TIRES - Residents Only

  • Tires are not collected at curbside
  • Drop off at DPW – 150 Fillmore   Ave.        Monday  - Friday            7am-3pm
  • Auto tire without rim $1.00 fee
  • Auto tire with rim or Truck tires $5.00 fee


  • Not collected by the City
  • Take to place of purchase or call 858-6370 Hazardous Waste Information
HAZARDOUS WASTE (see below for Erie County collection dates)

  • The City does not accept hazardous waste products [oil paints & thinners, car batteries, pesticides, motor oil, antifreeze, etc.]
  • Contact  858-6370 for further info – Erie County Hazardous Waste

Erie County ELECTRONIC Recycling for 2018

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018:        Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, NY - 9:30am - 1pm
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018:       Tonawanda Middle/High School, Tonawanda, NY - 9am - 12pm
  • Saturday, July 28, 2018:         Erie Community College, Orchard Park, NY - 9am - 12:30pm
  • Saturday, August 25, 2018:  Apple Tree Business Park, Cheektowaga, NY - 9:30am - 1pm
  • Saturday, October 27, 2018: RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED - ECC South - 9am - 12pm

  • Items acceptable for recycling and/or disposal: CPUs [Hard Drive], CRTs or Monitors, Keyboards, Mouse, Printers

 *Note:  Participants will be required to verify that computers are generated by households.  No commercial or industrial waste.

 Erie County Household HAZARDOUS WASTE Collection for 2018

  • Saturday, June 2, 2018:  New Era Field parking lots on Abbott Road (Enter from Abbott Rd., Lot 3)
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018:  ECC North Campus (enter from Wehrle Drive) 
For a full list of items that will be accepted, click here.