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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. 



             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

Paving of all City of Middletown milled streets will begin on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

The City of Middletown Department of Public Works will be milling and repaving the following streets in the City. Please plan alternate routes and please drive carefully when driving on milled streets.

Please call DPW for any questions at 845-343-3169. Thank you.


Wawayanda Avenue      Fulton Street to City Limits     

Will be done in two (2) Phases:                                                                                   

Phase 1: Immediate from Fulton to Grandview

Phase 2: Late August paving from Grandview to City Line

Prospect Avenue            Dewitt St. to Benedict Street    

Washington Street         West Jackson Ave. to Academy Ave.

Ridge Street                   East Main Street to Myrtle Ave.

Stivers Place                   Forest Ave. to Myrtle Ave.

Myrtle Avenue                Ridge Street to Railroad Ave.

Budd Avenue                  Bedford Ave. to Adams Ave.

California Avenue           Monhagen Ave. to City Line (Past Maple Ave)

Highview Ave.                 Mountain Ave to California Ave.

Highland Ave Ext.            Mila Drive to City Line (Kuhls)

Ogden Street                   Prince Street to School Street

School Street                    School St. to Montgomery Street            

Please avoid driving through milled roads when possible. Exercise extreme caution and very slow speed if you have to drive through milled streets.

We regret the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.



Please be advised that residents may experience slight water discoloration due to valve adjustments being done by the City. Kindly check your water prior to doing any laundry. Thank you.