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Public Works Contact Info


Jacob Tawil, P.E.

Commissioner of Public Works 

phone icon (845) 343-3169
fax icon (845) 343-4014
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house 16 James Street
      Middletown, NY 10940
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 Vincent Dr Water System Improvement June 2013
Vincent Dr. Water System Reinforcement; Photo: L to R- Eugene Clemmer, Commissioner Jacob Tawil, and Ryan Lee June 2013.

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.



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24" Water Main Break October 28-29 2013. 
R-L Deputy Commissioner Mike Moser, Eugene Clemmer, Water & Sewer Forman Scott Mills,
the 24" pipe, Ryan Lee and Ed Gillen.
Fulton Ave Water Main Break October
29, 2013
Location in a very close proximity to Two Utility Poles, requiring cooperation
coordination with O&R. 


 For more photos, please visit the Public Works Photo Gallery!







Middletown Recycling and Trash Pick Up Information




All recycling (we now do single stream recycling) must be put in bins and put out the night before the   following dates:

January 10, 17, 31

February 7, 28

March 7, 14, 21, 28

April 4, 11, 25

May 2, 9, 16, 23

June 6, 13, 20, 27

July 11, 18, 25

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

September 12, 19, 26

October 3, 10, 24, 31

November 7, 21

December 5, 12, 19


Acceptable recyclable materials

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

Paper soiled with grease/paint, etc. Styrofoam, hangers, plastic bags, plastic toys, film plastics, tissues, napkins or paper towels.



 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

NOTE: Please place items in the appropriate containers.


2012 Annual Water Supply

View the 2012 Annual Water Supply Statement here icon Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2012

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.

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.
LEAKS = Water and your $ trickling away. Read your water meter before and after a 2-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter doesn't read exactly the same, there is a leak. If you have questions or need assistance, call 845-346-4123.

NOTE: The Recycling Center on Monhagen Avenue will NOT be open on Saturdays until further notice. 



The City of Middletown Water Department will be flushing water mains during the day on

April 7, 2014 - April 18, 2014  Second & Third Ward

April 21, 2014 - May 9, 2014  First & Fourth Ward

Weather Permitting

Night flushing may occur in certain locations

Water may be discolored due to flushing.  Local residents affected by the flushing are advised to wait a minimum of 48 hours prior to doing any laundry.


          Joseph M. DeStefano                                   Jacob S. Tawil, P.E.

                  Mayor                                                      Commissioner of Public Works    


          J. Miguel Rodrigues                                    Michael G. Moser

            Alderman-at-Large                                               Deputy Comissioner




Bulk Trash Pick up for all single and two family homes

We will pick up no more than 12 items.

Once trash is picked up on your street, trucks WILL NOT return.

ONLY 12 ITEMS will be picked up.

The City will remove additional items and a bill will be issued for the work required.

Only 4 tires off-rims per house will be picked up.


An item is a single large item, couch, chair, etc., or box of smaller items. The material must be placed on the curb and separate from the household garbage since different crews pick up garbage.

We will not pick up stone, dirt, car parts, construction debris, or hazardous waste including TVs, computer monitors, computers, and batteries. Appliances must have the doors removed to protect the City's children. Refrigerators shall be freon free prior to placement on the curb for pickup.



Second Ward – April 28, 2014

(Set out Sunday evening, April 27, 2014)


First Ward –May 5, 2014

(Set out Sunday evening, May 4, 2014)


Fourth Ward –May 12, 2014

(Set out Sunday evening, May 11, 2014)


Third Ward – May 19, 2014

(Set out Sunday evening, May 18, 2014)


If you are unsure as to which Ward you reside you can check the map on our website or call DPW at 343-3169 for determination.

Joseph M. DeStefano                                        J. Miguel Rodrigues

                 Mayor                                                           Alderman-at-Large


     Jacob S. Tawil, P.E.                                    Doug Hendrickson, Jr.

Commissioner of Public Works                                      Deputy Commissioner


             City of Middletown

  Collection of Yard waste

Yard waste collection will begin on

Monday, April 7, 2014

Yard waste should be set out on

Sunday evenings

For curbside pickup NOT ON THE STREET beginning on


 Monday each week.


Also available  


 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 8, 2014

Yard waste consists of grass clippings, weeds, brush, branches, and leaves and it should be put in cans, barrels or plastic bags.


Joseph M. DeStefano               J. Miguel Rodrigues

Mayor                                       Alderman-at-Large


                          Jacob S. Tawil, P.E.

Commissioner of Public Works

DPW Annual Activity Report

DPW annual report submitted to the Mayor by Commissioner of Public Works, Jacob Tawil.


Click here for full report. →icon ANNUAL REPORT-DPW