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Refuse Control

refuse and recycling

Please note if your garbage and recycling collection falls on or follows the Thanksgiving holiday this week your pick up will be delayed one day with Friday's pick up done on Saturday.

Modern Disposal will NOT be picking up recycling on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – they will be picking up garbage only.

Yard Waste Contamination Notice

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day

  • The Erie County & Town of Amherst Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day is scheduled for May 9, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the ECC North Campus. Click here for more information.
  • The Northwest Solid Waste Board has recommended an option to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste. It is a year round option however there is a cost associated. For more information, please click here.

Modern Corporation

Modern has launched, Your Recycling Makes a Difference, to encourage and reward recycling. For this new program, you may click here.

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

Holiday Pickup Schedule

Click here for the Holiday Pickup Schedule for 2015.

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.

Thurs Jan 1, 2015 - New Years Day
Mon May 25, 2015 - Memorial Day
Mon Sep 7, 2015 - Labor Day
Thurs Nov 26,2015 - Thanksgiving
Fri Dec 25, 2015 - Christmas Day
Fri Jan 1, 2016 - New Years 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

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