City cleanup program scheduled

Bulk pickup of trash begins May 3 in Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE — The city’s summer cleanup program will kick off on May 3, according to city Department of Public Works Director Dale Trumbull.

Trumbull said the city will be doing bulk pickup by trash collection dates for 2017.

According to the schedule, pick up of bulk items at no cost will be done on the following dates:

– Residents with Monday garbage collections: May 3, June 7, July 12, Aug. 2, Aug. 30 and Oct. 4;

– Residents with Tuesday garbage collection: May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 12 and Oct. 4;

– Residents with Thursday garbage collection: May 17, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20 and Oct. 18;

– Residents with Friday garbage collection: May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25.

There will be no pickup on May 31, July 5, Sept. 6 or Oct. 11 due to federal holidays.

Collection is limited to a pile 5 feet high, 5 feet wide and 10 feet long. Items need to be placed on the curb no earlier than 5 p.m. the night before collection.

Electronics need to be separated and building materials should be in a container. Hazardous materials, tires and items placed in black garbage bags will not be collected.

In addition, city residents can take their non-hazardous materials and household trash to a dropoff site behind the transit facility on West Fulton Street on the second weekend of the month, from May to October, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m. to noon Sundays.

Proof of residency will be required and a limit of three loads per weekend per vehicle is in place.

Bulk collections can also be scheduled by calling the department of public works at (518) 773-4556.

The cost will be $45, and the fee can be paid upfront at the city clerk’s office.

Kerry Minor can be reached at