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Refuse Control /  Refuse Control

To help streamline weekly garbage pick-up, the Town of Amherst Office of Refuse Control has made some changes. Please click the link below to review the list of streets changing garbage days.

Find out more about refuse pickup and recycling changes in the Town of Amherst. Click here to learn more.

Holiday Pickup Schedule

Normal weekly refuse and recyclable collection will occur with the holiday exceptions below. If your collection falls on or follows any of these days, your pick up will be delayed one day with Friday's pick up done on Saturday.

  • Mon., Jan 1, 2018 (New Years Day)
  • Mon., May 28, 2018 (Memorial Day)
  • Wed., July 4, 2018 (Independence Day)
  • Mon., Sept 3, 2018 (Labor Day)
  • Thu., Nov 22, 2018 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Tue., Dec 25, 2018 (Christmas Day)

Yardwaste Collection

Yardwaste collection begins on April 1st and runs through November 30th annually. Click here for yardwaste regulations.


Totes Program

Please call the Refuse Control Office at (716) 631-7119 or email refuse@amherst.ny.us to order a replacement tote or recycling tote (if broken).

Local Law 5-2007 Use of Totes for Solid Waste Disposal

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrates its 200th Anniversary this year. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Brian Andrzejewski (Commissioner of Buildings).

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  • Email:
    toainfo@amherst.ny.us
  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221