|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.
24" Water Main Break October 28-29 2013.
R-L Deputy Commissioner Mike Moser, Eugene Clemmer, Water & Sewer Forman Scott Mills,
Cutting 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
and coordination with O&R.
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City of Middletown Collection of Yard waste
Yard waste collection will begin on Monday, April 6, 2015. Yard waste should be set out on Sunday evenings.
For curbside pickup NOT ON THE STREET beginning on Monday each week.
FOR MIDDLETOWN RESIDENTS ONLY
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 7, 2015
Yard waste consists of grass clippings, weeds, brush, branches, and leaves and it
should be put in cans, barrels or plastic bags. Small branches must be securely tied in bundles not exceeding 18” in diameter by 36” in length as per City Ordinance §407-5.
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Mixed Recyclables: Includes glass (clear, brown & green) metal cans, empty aerosol cans, plastic containers, Recycling Code #s 1-7, milk and juice cartons, disposable aluminum products. All the above must be rinsed clean.
Mixed paper: Includes newspapers and all inserts, catalogs, junk mail, magazines, white & colored paper, envelopes with or without windows, fax & construction paper, notebook & computer paper, telephone books, brown paper bags, cereal and cardboard boxes.
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- Open Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 3:00 p.m. We also accept 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: Electronics, car parts, tires, stones, dirt, construction debris, fuel oil, propane tanks, paint and hazardous materials.
If the items fill more than a single axle dump truck, they will be picked up but you will be billed for the balance.
YARD WASTE PROGRAM
Put out on Sunday night. Pickup starts on Monday morning April 6th through December 11th. Leaves, grass clippings and small brush must be in garbage cans or plastic bags. Branches must be tied in manageable bundles 3' long and put in a garbage can.
The recycling program has been progressing, thanks to the dedication of caring constituents, and we sincerely thank all of you. Recycling is required by Code: Chapter 407-16.
For More information please click here → Recycling Flyer
Recycling Flyer Spanish → pdf
Recycling Flyer SPANISH
Help protect the environment
Lower our landfill disposal cost