Garbage & Recycling Collection

Sanitation Collection Schedule

Listed below are the holidays that will be observed by the Town of Tonawanda in 2016. All town offices will be closed and all garbage, recycling, and trash collections will be ONE DAY LATE except where noted. The town will not be closed on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday January 18, 2016.




New Year’s Day (Observed)


January 1, 2016

Patriot’s/President’s Day


February 15, 2016

Good Friday (No change in collection)


March 25, 2016

Memorial Day (Observed)


May 30, 2016

Independence Day


July 4, 2016

Labor Day


September 5, 2016

Columbus Day


October 10, 2016

Veterans Day


November 11, 2016

Thanksgiving Day


November 24, 2016

Christmas Day (Observed)


December 26, 2016


Printable copy of above schedule
Thank you for your support. For further information contact: 

William E. Swanson, 
Superintendent of Highways 

Town of Tonawanda 
Highway Department 
450 Woodward Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217 
(716) 875-6710


  • Address totes with black permanent markers.
  • Your tote must be used for all food waste.
  • Filled totes should weigh no more than manufacturer recommendations.
  • Do not put any garbage to the curb more than 24 hours prior to scheduled collection.
  • All empty totes must be removed from the curb by the end of the collection day.
  • Keep the tote stored behind the building line.
  • Tote lids should always be kept closed.
  • Totes must be kept clean.
  • Totes may be traded for alternate sizes (65 gallons or 95 gallons).

Clear plastic bags may be placed at curbside for yard waste. Any materials placed in garbage cans (plastic or steel) will not be collected. For more information, contact the Highway Department at (716) 875-8822.

Click here for a printable pdf,, or click here for an online web form.

Garbage Tote Repair

Did you know that damaged totes may be fixed or, depending on the damage, replaced with no additional charges to the homeowner?

In order to have your damaged tote fixed or replaced, simply call the Town of Tonawanda Highway Department’s Sanitation Line at (716) 875-6710 and give us your name and address and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.

Additional totes may be purchased by submitting a form to the Town of Tonawanda Clerk’s Office, located at 2919 Delaware Avenue, Room 14, Kenmore, New York 14217 (716) 877-8800. Order forms are available on-line as well.

Starting September 18, 2017 the Town will be officially converting to recycling totes. Collection will be every other week, as oppose to the current weekly schedule. Collection will be based on a yellow and blue schedule. Information regarding all things recycling can be found below:

The Town can no longer collect CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) television sets. To find a drop off location near you, click HERE