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Public Works

DPW Pickup

The Village Department of Public Works (DPW) oversees the performance and maintenance of the Village’s infrastructure, including the water system, sewer system, roads, and Village property. Many of the services that the Village provides, both free and fee-based, are under the care of the DPW.


Garbage Pickup

  • The Village contracts with Casella for garbage pickup within the Village limits.
  • Garbage pickup occurs on Wednesday mornings.
  • The holiday schedule can be found on Casella's website.
  • Garbage tags can be purchased at the T-burg Shur Save.
  • Garbage tags have a weight limit printed on each tag. Please use an appropriate number of tags for the weight of garbage you are disposing of.


Mulch (wood chips) & Compost (composted leaf soil)

  • Village residents
    • $35 for 1.5 cubic yards, $50 for 3.0 cubic yards
    • Delivery or pick-up is available
  • Non-village residents
    • $45 for 1.5 cubic yards, $60 for 3.0 cubic yards
    • Only pick-up is available, no delivery
  • Contact the Village DPW at (607) 342-2794 to schedule a pick-up.
  • Order Online Here

Brush Pick-Up

  • Curbside pick-up is done Monday mornings. Please have your brush out before 6:00 AM to ensure pick-up.
  • All leaves, grass clippings, and twigs must be in paper bags.
  • Has to weigh less than 50 pounds.
  • All limbs must be cut to less than five feet, tied, and bundled so they can be easily handled by one person.
  • We will not pick up dirt.
  • We will pick up Christmas Trees.
  • We are no longer picking up brush in garbage cans, bins, or any type of container.


Leaf Pick-Up

  • The Village DPW conducts seasonal leaf pick-up in the autumn using a vacuum truck. Leaf pick-up usually runs from mid-October through Thanksgiving but is subject to weather and precipitation.
  • Leaves must be raked in rows between the sidewalk and curb. Leaf piles shall not extend into the street. Branches and twigs must be tied and bundled. After Thanksgiving, leaves must be bagged.

Sidewalk Snow Removal

  • Sidewalks built via the Main Street project or the Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Project are maintained by the Village DPW


  • For large amounts of brush, residents can hire the DIAL-A-TRUCK service
  • The DPW will drop off a dump truck in the afternoon and pick it back up early the following business day.
  • To reserve the DIAL-A-TRUCK, please call the DPW at 387-5618.

Revised Village of Trumansburg Green Waste Center Policy Effective Immediately July 1st 2023

Please note that the Village of Trumansburg DPW is making the following revisions to the drop off schedule for of brush, leaves, yard clippings, etc. at the Village’s Green Waste Center at the end of Pennsylvania Avenue.


Monday: 6:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Tuesday: By appointment

Wednesday: By appointment

Thursday: By appointment

Friday: 6:30 AM -3:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Tree sections up to 16 inches in diameter and 8 feet long can be dropped off, along with any other brush, limbs, leaves, yard clippings, or other yard waste. All other materials are not accepted including rocks, fill, tires, construction debris, and garbage.

Additionally, dumping is limited to Village residents only. Dumping by non-village residents is not allowed.

The policy changes do not affect the curb pick up of brush on Mondays every week. The Village also provides curb side pickup of leaves, in the fall, from Columbus Day until Thanksgiving.


2 Corey St.
Trumansburg, NY 14886

Dustin VanDerzee, Supervisor

Dana Swick
Casey Lincoln
Pat Masters
Clinton Denman
Tyler Trask