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Garbage & Recycling

Household garbage and recyclables should be placed in a container at the curb the evening prior to the scheduled day of collection. There is a limit of three 30-gallon bags per household. Pick up day for the village is every Tuesday, except for the following 2024 holidays:

  • New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) will be picked up on Wednesday, Jan. 3.
  • Memorial Day (May 27) will be picked up on Wednesday, May 29.
  • Labor Day (Sept. 2) will be picked up on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Items That Will Not Be Picked Up

  • Discarded clothing
  • Toys
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Wood or yard waste
  • Brush
  • TV or computer monitors
  • Batteries
  • Tires
  • Liquid waste
  • Scrap steel
  • Carpet
  • Construction waste

The Chautauqua County Transfer Station on S. Work Street in Falconer can be reached at 665-6894 for information on disposal.

Syringe Disposal

Do not put syringes of any type in garbage or recycling! Call UPMC Chautauqua for information on disposal (716-487-0141).

A row of recycling bins


Recycling is collected at your curb every week. There is no need to sort recyclables. Simply place all acceptable items into a rigid container marked for recycling. Please do not put recyclables in plastic bags.

Acceptable Items

  • Cardboard: cereal boxes, pasta boxes, shoe boxes
  • Paper: newspapers, junk mail, envelopes, catalogs, soft cover books, telephone books, brown bags, file folders, magazines, and inserts
  • Plastic: containers #1 – #7 (milk jugs, bleach, detergent, shampoo bottles)
  • Cans: aluminum, tin, steel containers (pie plates, trays, foil) – nothing with chemicals previously in them
  • All items must be clean and residue free.

Not Acceptable Items

  • Glass of any kind
  • Food waste
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags
  • Printer cartridges (toner or inkjet)
  • Cell phones
  • Batteries
  • Computers or other electronics
  • Ridged plastic (laundry baskets, pails, etc.)

For questions concerning recycling, please contact Casella at (315) 575-2524.