Public Works

Public Works Department

Bob Collocola – Highway Supervisor

Garage:
845-677-3022
Fax: 845-677-3022
Email: millbrookhighway@gmail.com

46 Russell Knolls, Millbrook, NY 12545

BRUSH & LEAF pick-up is NOT an ongoing service offered throughout the year.

BRUSH PICK-UP: APRIL 1 – MAY 31
LEAF PICK-UP: OCTOBER 1 – NOVEMBER 30

You may compost yard waste or bring it to the Town of Washington Transfer Station for disposal. Transfer station passes may be purchased at the Town of Washington Town Hall located at 10 Reservoir Drive.

For more information contact the Town of Washington at (845) 677-3419.

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Brush Pick-Up
April 1 - May 31

* PLUS the 2nd Monday in July, August & September

The rules for curbside brush pickup shall be strictly followed and will be enforced with no exceptions.

Brush Pick-Up Does Not Include Yard Clearing, Tree Removal or Leaf Piles. Fines may be assessed by the DPW Supervisor if these items are out for pick-up. (Leaf pick-up begins 10/1)

Brush pick-up is a service provided to Village Residents from April 1st to May 31st with additional pick-up days during the summer months which include the second Monday of July, August & September. The Village also offers storm damage removal up to (2) weeks after a storm. This does NOT include tree trunks or stumps.

Collections are generally completed within one week, if you have not been picked up within that time, please call Public Works to inform them of the missed collection. If you have any questions about the contents or placement of brush please contact the Public Works Department at (845) 677-3022 before placing anything curbside.

BRUSH PICK-UP DOES NOT INCLUDE YARD CLEARING, TREE REMOVAL OR LEAF PILES. Fines may be assessed by the DPW Supervisor if these items are out for pick-up. (Leaf pick-up begins 10/1)

BRUSH
Tree and bush branches that are less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 8 feet in length. Please DO NOT mix with leaves, grass or dirt.

BRUSH LIMIT
(1) pile per parcel no larger than 10-foot-long, 6-foot-wide, 4-foot high. Anything is excess of this will not be picked up and subject to a fine.

BRUSH PLACEMENT
Place brush neatly alongside the street – NEVER PUT BRUSH IN THE STREET!

 

  • Lots with streets on back of property: Piles must be placed at front lot address side only. Do not place piles on the rear side of the property.
  • Corner Lots: One side of lot only.
  • The curbside pickup of brush is intended for the cleanup of “improved/landscaped areas of developed/occupied properties only”.
  • The pickup is not intended for the clearing/cleaning out of natural wooded areas around a developed/occupied property.
  • Properties found clearing/cleaning natural wooded areas outside of their improved/landscaped areas will not be picked up.
  • If clearing/cleaning natural wooded areas outside of your improved/landscaped areas is a necessity, the property owner shall make other arrangements. You may compost yard waste or bring it to the Town of Washington Transfer Station for disposal. Transfer station passes may be purchased at the Town of Washington Town Hall located at 10 Reservoir Drive. For more information contact the Town Clerk at (845) 677-3419.

DO NOT CREATE A TRAFFIC HAZARD
Do not place brush in the street or anywhere they will interfere with traffic.

DO NOT PILE BRUSH OR OTHER MATERIALS ON STORM CATCH BASINS
This can cause flooding situations and clog the storm drains.

DO NOT PUT OUT INAPPROPRIATELY PREPARED BRUSH OR DEBRIS
This service is not meant for land clearing by homeowners or landscaping generated by contractors. It is offered to our residents to assist with yard upkeep. The village will not pick up logs, tree stumps, tree trunks, wood, root balls, cuttings, or grass clippings. We reserve the right to remove inappropriately prepared brush or debris and will assess a special removal fee to the property owner.

DO NOT PUT GRASS CLIPPINGS, DIRT OR SOD IN THE STREET FOR REMOVAL
This is not allowed under any circumstance and they are never eligible for curbside pick-up. This can cause costly repairs to the catch basins. During storms these materials find their way to catch basins and may cause backups in our system.

DO NOT PUT OUT PROCESSED WOOD, FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD WASTE AND/OR POTS
This is not included in the brush pick-up program. Transfer station passes may be purchased at the Town of Washington Town Hall located at 10 Reservoir Drive or by calling 845-677-3419.

Leaf Pick-Up
Oct 1 - Nov 30

Residents are asked to place leaves curbside in wind rows for collection. LEAVES ONLY – NO BRUSH, GRASS OR DEBRIS. Materials other than leaves can damage our equipment and clog the drains.

There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to the dates. After November 30th the trucks used to pick up leaves are equipped with road sanders in preparation for snow so please plan accordingly.

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Leaf pick-up is a service provided to Village Residents from October 1st to November 30th. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to the dates. After November 30th the trucks used to pick up leaves are equipped with road sanders in preparation for snow so please plan accordingly.

What if I still have leaves after November 30th?

After November 30th, you may compost yard waste or bring it to the Town of Washington Transfer Station for disposal. Transfer station passes may be purchased at the Town of Washington Town Hall located at 10 Reservoir Drive. For more information contact the Town Clerk at (845) 677-3419.

DO NOT place leaves out for pick up after November 30th
You will be directed to make other arrangements for leaf removal. The Town of Washington Transfer Station accepts recycled goods, brush, leaves and grass with a valid permit.

DO NOT pile leaves on storm catch basins
This can cause flooding situations and clog the storm drains.

DO NOT put out grass clippings
They are never eligible for curbside pick-up. During storms these materials find their way to catch basins and may cause backups in our system.

DO NOT put out brush or debris
Brush pick-up is provided from April 1st – May 31st and the 2nd Monday of the months of July, August & September. We reserve the right to remove brush or debris and will assess a removal fee to the property owner.

DO NOT put dirt or sod in the street for removal
This is not allowed under any circumstance. This can cause costly repairs to the catch basins.

DO NOT create a traffic hazard
Please do not place leaf piles behind obstacles such as trees, cars, fire hydrants, light poles or anywhere they will interfere with traffic. Try to keep the height and width to a minimum. For safety reasons, please do not allow your children to play in the piles that are placed by the road.

Road sign warning of the dangers of winter

Snow Ordinance
Dec 1 - Mar 31

PARKING IS PROHIBITED on all Village streets from 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM starting December 1st thru March 31st. Obstruction of snow removal and street cleaning is prohibited. Violators will be ticketed.

Christmas Tree Pick-Up
Jan 1 – Jan 31

Residents must place their live trees curbside for pick-up. Please do not place trees in the road. This program is for LIVE trees only. No artificial trees will be picked up.

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After Christmas – January 31st

The Village Highway Department will pick-up trees through January 31st weather permitting. There is no set schedule for this program.

Residents must place their live trees curbside for pick-up. Please do not place trees in the road. This program is for LIVE trees only. No artificial trees will be picked up.

DO NOT leave ornaments or lights on trees
Please note that everything must be removed from the tree in order for it to be picked up. We will not accept trees still containing decorations, tinsel, lights, tree stands or other items.

DO NOT put trees out prior to snow storm
If you are aware of a snow storm coming please wait until after clean up is finished. If the tree is buried in the snow we will not dig it out to remove it.