Trash and Recycling
In March of 2003, the Village began contracting for solid waste and recycling services. Contracting for these services eliminates future costly equipment purchases, yet provides an equal level of service to our community.
Please pay close attention to the quantities. Excess amounts will not be picked up or allowed to be left at the curb. If you do have additional trash, above the four can limit, you can now purchase tags at the Village Clerk's Office for $1.00 per tag; one tag per receptacle. Green recycle containers are also for purchase, $6.00 per container. Cash or check is accepted!
Effective the week of December 18th, 2017, Waste Management will deny pick up of ANY recycling items in black or white bags.
Pickup Schedule Listing by Street and Holiday Schedule
Trash Pickup Rules and Regulations
Recycling - What is acceptable
Trash - Specific items you can and cannot include
Brush, Tree Limbs, Grass Clippings, Leaves
Resources and Programs
Waste Management's Bagster, Dumpster in a Bag provides a unique waste removal service for homeowners and contractors. The Bagster bag is a highly durable woven bag that can hold up to three cubic yards or 3,300 lbs of debris, including full sheets of plywood, doors, even a bathtub. It's the perfect cleanup solution for many types of projects including renovations, remodels, organizing a garage or … attic, and much more.
It's simple to use, just:
- Buy the Bagster bag at your local home improvement retailer
- Fill it with up to three cubic yards or 3,300 lb of debris.
- Schedule your collection online or by phone, and it's gone within three business days!
Recyclebank Program for Recycling
The Village of East Aurora is partnering with Waste Management to introduce a recycling rewards program. As a community based program, Village of East Aurora residents can earn Points just by filling their recycling bins, as points are based on the total weight of recyclables collected each week in the village. Recycle Bank makes available coupons for discounted movie tickets, discounted meals and other local Village of East Aurora area entertainment values.
To register, go to Recycle Bank and sign up for this FREE service.. and start recycling … fill up your recycling bin with newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office paper, cardboard, plastic bottles #1 - #7, aluminum cans, tin/metal cans and glass bottles. The more you and your neighbors recycle, the more points you earn.
"Recycle Often... Recycle Right..." Program
Household Hazardous Waste
Hazardous waste is any substance that is deemed a threat to the public or environment. Thus, these certain types of materials are prohibited from being collected along with regular household trash and garbage.
Most common hazardous materials are paint, pesticides, batteries, landscaping timbers, propane tanks, tires and this is just the short list.
Erie County offers periodic collection and drop events throughout the year. When an event is announced, it will be posted on our website under announcements on the home page. For more information on hazardous waste materials and how to dispose of them, call the Household Hazardous Waste Hotline at 716-858-6800 or go the Erie County Website for a detailed disposal "how to".
Upcoming Hazardous Waste Collection Event: An opportunity to get rid of the household waste items that cannot be discarded in your weekly garbage collection! For a full list of what will or will not be accepted, click here.
9am - 2pm: Saturday, August 11th - Erie Community College North Campus in Amherst
More Information on acceptable materials:
There is a "not for profit" company that will come and pick up your electronic goods (computers, printers, cell phones, etc) and it is called Buffalo ReuseIt. The website is: http://www.buffaloreuseit.net/ or you can contact them at 716-907-0151 (Dean Cote).
Erie County also has a computer recycling program and information can by found on the Erie County Website, or you can e-mail them at email@example.com or call 716-858-6370. They do have periodic drop off dates which are generally posted to our website under announcements on the home page.