Public Works Contact Info
Jacob Tawil, P.E.
Commissioner of Public Works(845) 343-3169
16 James Street
Middletown, NY 10940
Public Works Recent Documents
City of Middletown MS4 Annual Report
2011 Annual Water Supply Statement
The Department of Public Works has many functions. Responsibilities include a duty to regulate and inspect all new construction within the city. This is done by the Building Inspector. Besides the Commissioner who oversees the whole operation, and Deputies, there are several other inspectors -- Code Enforcement, Plumbing, Housing and Fire. The Commissioner's office is responsible for review and approval of all subdivisions approved by the City Planning Board.
The department maintains the City streets, including snow plowing, salting, paving, traffic lights and performs sanitation pick-ups as well as the Annual Clean up Week. The department runs the day-to-day Water Treatment Plant and Sewer Treatment Plant operations and are responsible for operating and maintaining approximately 65 miles of wastewater sewer lines, 20 miles of storm sewer lines, thousands of catch basins and manholes, 65 miles of water main, 10 miles of raw water lines, five reservoirs/lakes, and five finished water storage tanks within the City of Middletown and neighboring sections in Town of Wallkill, Wawayanda and Mount Hope.
The Commissioner's office oversees and administers the design and construction of most of the City Capital projects and is responsible for maintenance of all City owned buildings including three Fire Stations, City Hall, City Court and the Police headquarters.
Yard waste collection will begin on Monday, April 1, 2013. Yard waste should be set out on Sunday evenings for curbside pickup NOT ON THE STREET beginning on Monday each week.
Also available FOR MIDDLETOWN RESIDENTS ONLY
No Commercial Yard waste and Recyclables can be dropped off at Recycling Center on Monhagen Avenue, Monday – Friday, 7 AM – 3:00 PM.
Yard waste Collection ends on December 9, 2013
Yard waste consists of grass clippings, weeds, brush, branches, and leaves and it should be put in cans, barrels or plastic bags.
Middletown Recycling and Trash Pick Up Information
Regular garbage collection schedule
- Monday - Fourth Ward
- Tuesday - Second Ward
- Wednesday - Third Ward
- Thursday - First Ward
- Friday - Mixed Recycling
- Saturday - Business Improvement District
Beginning April 29, 2011, Middletown is adopting Single Stream Recycling, meaning that residents can combine mixed paper and containers (glass, cans, plastics #1-7) in the same bin for pickup.
Acceptable recyclable materials include:
- plastic containers codes #1-7
- milk and juice cartons, juice boxes
- metal cans
- aluminum cans/empty aerosol cans
- glass bottles (clear, green and brown)
- frozen food containers, aluminum foil/foil pans
- brown/kraft grocery bags
- notebook paper/computer, fax and copy paper
- telephone & paperback books, soft covered workbooks
- corrugated cardboard
- construction paper, white and colored ledger paper
- junk mail/coupons/envelopes
Unacceptable items include paper soiled with grease/paint, etc., Styrofoam, hangers, plastic bags, plastic toys, film plastics, tissues, napkins or paper towels.
Single Stream Recycling pickup will take place on the following Friday dates in 2013:
- January 11, 18
- February 1, 8
- March 1, 8, 15, 22
- April 5, 12, 19, 26
- May 3, 10, 17, 24
- June 7, 14, 21, 28
- July 12, 19, 26
- August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
- September 13, 20, 27
- October 4, 11, 25
- November 1, 8, 22
- December 6, 13, 20
NOTE: PLEASE SET OUT ALL RECYCLABLES ON THE EVENING BEFORE THE APPROPRIATE FRIDAY PICKUP. ALL RECYCLABLES MUST BE IN A BIN WITH THE LID ON PLEASE.
Middletown Recycling Drop-off Center
76 Monhagen Avenue
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 3:00pm. Will accept mixed recyclables, mixed paper and yard waste.
NOTE: Please place items in the appropriate containers. DO NOT bring household garbage.
RESIDENTIAL TRASH COLLECTION PROGRAM
There will be a charge for any bulk trash collected. Appointments can be made at the DPW office once the charge has been paid. Doors must be removed from appliances. Excludes: Car parts, tires, stones, dirt, construction debris, fuel oil, propane tanks, paint and hazardous materials.
2013 Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule
There will be no garbage pick up on the days listed below and there will be no recycling pick up for the weeks that have any of the holidays below:
- Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - New Year's Day
- Monday, January 21, 2013 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Monday, February 11, 2013 - Lincoln's Birthday
- Monday February 18, 2013 - President's Day
- Friday, March 29, 2013 - Good Friday
- Monday, May 27, 2013 - Memorial Day
- Thursday, July 4, 2013 - Independence Day
- Monday, September 2, 2013 - Labor Day
- Monday, October 14, 2013 - Columbus Day
- Monday, November 11, 2013 - Veteran's Day
- Thursday, November 28, 2013 - Thanksgiving Day
- Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - Christmas Day
- Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - New Year's Day
GARBAGE PICKUP WILL BE ONE DAY LATE ON THE MONDAY AND THURSDAY HOLIDAYS.
City of Middletown Code requires that all disposables be placed in watertight receptacles as follows:
All materials to be collected should be placed in watertight metallic, plastic or rubberized receptacles having suitable handles and covers, except paper or other combustible material not easily placed in required receptacles. All material not placed in receptacles shall be securely tied and of a size not exceeding eighteen (18) inches in diameter and not over thirty-six (36) inches in length. Receptacles shall have a capacity of not less than ten (10) gallons or over twenty-two (22) gallons. Garbage shall be wrapped in paper before it is deposited in cans or other receptacles.
Please report any Illicit Discharge and unlawful releases of contaminants including waste water in our catch basins, storm sewers and streams to the Department of Public Works office at 845-343-3169. Thank you for your assistance.
View the 2011 Annual Water Supply Statement here.
Also available FOR MIDDLETOWN RESIDENTS ONLY (No Commercial Enterprises):
Yard waste and Recyclables can be dropped off at Recycling Center on Monhagen Avenue, Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 3:00 PM.
Read Common Council President J Miguel Rodrigues' open letter addressing concerns about the City's investment in its infrastructure.
City of Middletown Water Meter Dept reminds you:
- Over a three-month period a continuous leak can waste over 1 million gallons of water.
- A running faucet uses about one gallon per minute.
- Even a pinhole leak, such as in a washing machine hose, can waste up to 170 gallons a day.
NOTE: The Recycling Center on Monhagen Avenue will NOT be open on Saturdays until further notice.
Due to the heavy precipitation forecasted for tonight and tomorrow, and the amount of leaves that are still on the ground, we are requesting that you try to keep Stormwater Catch Basins Grates in your neighborhood clear of leaves and debris, when safe to do so, in order to minimize potential flooding in the area.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Jacob Tawil, P.E.
Commissioner of Public works