Sanitation Department

Welcome to the City of Elmira Sanitation Department!

As a reminder, in order to participate in the City of Elmira's sanitation pick-up, residents must be opted in for this service. To confirm if you are opted in, your City tax bill will have a line item for a Sanitation Fee. The City of Elmira’s fee includes 6 bags per week of residential garbage up to 30 pounds each. If the garbage being collected is overweight or more than 6 bags it will not be collected. Garbage and recycling shall be placed in front of the residence in the Right of Way between the sidewalk and curb for collection, no more than 12 hours prior to the scheduled pickup. Organic yard waste is not considered garbage and can be dropped off to the City’s compost site located at 840 Linden Pl., Elmira NY, 14901 which is open Tuesday through Friday from 7:00 AM-3:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM -12:00 PM Items that can be placed in your recycle bin: • Corrugated cardboard (wavy style) • Dry food boxes, egg cartons, toilet paper or paper towel rolls • Junk mail, envelopes, paper bags, newspapers and catalogs • Plastic bottles, jugs, and plastic lids • Aluminum cans and aluminum foil • Empty glass bottles and jars If you have any questions, please contact our Sanitation Department at 607-737-5751. We appreciate continued efforts in trying to make the City of Elmira a clean and enjoyable place to live.