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Public Works Contact Info


Jacob Tawil, P.E.

Commissioner of Public Works 

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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. 



             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

Department of Public Works Annual City Streets Reconstruction

The City of Middletown Department of Public Works annual street reconstruction project has been completed as of 7/31/14 EXCEPT FOR A SMALL SECTION OF WAWAYANDA AVENUE.

We sincerely appreciate all your cooperation, patience and support and regret any inconvenience.

Storm Repairs to Mill Pond Dam

Pursuant to Section 103 of the General Municipal Law, sealed bids will be received by the undersigned for the storm repairs of the Mill Pond Dam located in the Town of Mount Hope, Orange County, New York, and identified as NYSDEC Dam No.164B-568. Sealed bids must be delivered, with the name of the project on the outside, to said office of the Commissioner of Public Works, City of Middletown not later than 4:30
P.M., Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

The Information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents, may be examined at the following:

1. City of Middletown, Department of Public Works, City Hall, 16 James Street, Middletown, New York10940-1587

2. F.W. Dodge Information Systems, 6 Wembley Court, Albany, New York 12205

Plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of the City of Middletown Department of Public Works, City Hall, 16 James Street, Middletown, NY 10940-1587 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M.
at a cost of $50.00 (non-refundable). Checks shall be made payable to City of Middletown Department of Public Works for each set of contract documents so obtained. No plans or specifications will be mailed
without pre-payment of the $50.00 fee (non-refundable) plus $25.00 for postage and handling (non-refundable).

All bidders are encouraged to attend a pre-bid meeting that will be held at the project site on September 3, 2014 at 10:00 A.M.

Addenda, if any, will be issued only to those persons whose names and addresses are on record with the City of Middletown Department of Public Works, as having obtained the contract documents.

The right is reserved by the City of Middletown to waive any informalities in and reject any or all bids.

By Order of Board of Estimate, Jacob Tawil, P.E., Commissioner, City of Middletown Department of Public Works, City Hall, 16 James Street, Middletown, New York 10940-1587

Crack Seal City Streets

Beginning on Thursday August 28, 2014, some of the streets in the City of Middletown will be crack sealed.  The specific streets that are being done are listed below:


East Main St.

South St.

North St.

West Main St.

Monhagen Ave.

Wickham Ave.

East Ave.

James St.

Orchard St.

Canal St.

Beattie Ave.

Highland Ave.


If there are any questions please contact the DPW office.

Thank you for your cooperation.