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.
2014 CITY OF MIDDLETOWN RECYCLING
THERE WILL BE NO FRIDAY RECYCLING PICKUP
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
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
construction paper, white and colored ledger paper
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.
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.
Holiday Schedule 2014
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.
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.
" O&R asks customers to carefully clear snow and ice away from the natural gas regulator and meter as well as any outdoor vents associated with gas equipment. If possible, use a broom instead of a shovel to minimize the chance of damaging the piping. Keeping the equipment and vents clear of ice allow it to properly "breathe" and operate.
Natural gas is clean, safe energy that keeps buildings warm and comfortable. But, if the outside equipment that regulates the natural gas flow into these buildings becomes clogged with snow or caked with ice, the effectiveness of that equipment could be impaired and have serious consequences. If building meters and regulators become covered completely with thick ice, customers should call Orange and Rockland to free the equipment immediately as encasement in ice can create a dangerous situation.
In addition, it is very important that fuel burning appliances are vented to the outdoors where the products of combustion can be safely expelled after the gas has been burned. Blocked appliance intake and exhaust vents can cause accumulation of dangerous carbon monoxide fumes in buildings.
Carbon monoxide detectors are a useful product in altering when carbon monoxide is accidentally being produced by appliances and escaping into the inside of the house. But, the very best prevention is to be sure all appliances are ready for winter, operating correctly and vent pipes are in place and freely flowing exhaust up the chimney flue to the outdoors."