Canal Street self drop-off site remains open to City residents for yard waste only

City of Syracuse Department of Public Works (DPW) will postpone the scheduled spring yard waste and construction debris collection for all quadrants beginning March 30, 2020 until further notice. DPW crews are focused on essential services only in accordance with the New York State executive order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The self drop-off site located at 1200 Canal St. will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays for yard waste drop offs only. Residential construction debris should be held for future pick up.

Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency is accepting essential construction and debris drop-offs at the Ley Creek location Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Town of Camillus Construction & Demolition Landfill will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To learn more about composting your yard waste at home, visit


  1. Hi- Would you consider having Canal St drop off open a few hours on Sundays? Many folks use the both week days to get after yard chores.
    I also got to the site yesterday at 4:15 to find it closed ( I should have checked hours first-my fault!)

    1. Hello, thank you for your question. DPW does not have staff on site on Sundays, so to ensure the safety of the public, the self drop-off site is closed for that day out of the week.

    1. Hello, depending on which quadrant you live in, the pick ups will be early during the week after the following setout dates:

      Northeast on Jan. 2-3
      Southeast on Jan. 9-10
      Southwest on Jan. 16-17
      Northwest on Jan. 23-24

      Thank you.

  2. You might want to change your Saturday times for the Canal Street drop off. I got all the way there with a full trailer load this past Saturday only to find it closed.

  3. We understand that services are delayed due to COVID-19. That said, people in our neighborhood have had construction and yard waste at the curb since April! It is now past the date of scheduled May pickup. In addition, the last two weeks, our trash can has not been completely emptied by the trash crew. Really??? This is not a lot to ask.

  4. How will we be notified that the city has resumed picking up yard waste. People have already put paper bags out full of debris and the bags are now wet and torn and the debris is spreading. Some of us have kept it on our property, but don’t want to miss the crew when they come to my street to continue picking up thew waste….SW side

  5. Has any decision been reached as to when lawn and yard waste will be picked up. As expected, staying home has led to more clean up. Dorothy Street is where I live. Appreciate your efforts. Thanks, Dan

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