The City of Syracuse Department of Public Works (DPW) will resume the collection of yard waste and construction debris in May. Pick ups will begin in the Northeast quadrant, with its specific set out dates for the weekend of May 2 – 3. 

April setouts were postponed to protect the safety of essential personnel assigned to collect yard waste and construction material in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. DPW has plans in place to safely transport crews; implement social distancing standards throughout workforce shifts; and supply necessary personal protection equipment to reinstate the scheduled pick ups.

Residents are reminded that placement of yard waste in the road is not permitted as it creates dangerous safety issues and blockages to sewer infrastructure. Materials must also be kept clear of fire hydrants, poles, bushes, sewer vent pipes, and catch basins. The Yard Waste self-drop off site at 1200 Canal St. remains open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For the collection of construction debris, residents must call City Line at 315-448-CITY (2489) in advance to arrange for the pick up of those materials. The City does not accept any material that was produced by a contractor and cannot collect construction debris that is mixed with trash, recycling, or yard waste.

The City Services Guide lists the set out schedule in place for the remainder of 2020. Set out dates for the remainder of May by quadrant are:

  • Southeast quadrant: May 9 and May 10
  • Southwest quadrant: May 16 and May 17
  • Northwest quadrant: May 23 and May 24


  1. My name is Maria, I live on walrath rd, many residents here put their yard waste in the median section on the hill, it causes a big mess and a safety hazard it unsightly and then also some people just put other things there like plastic wood tires etc, there is a no dumping on one side but not the other, please city of Syracuse add another sign to stop this , this is a nice neighborhood

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