Code Enforcement - Garbage

"Garbage" is household waste, which is picked up on Fridays by Butler Dispoal Systems. 

"Trash" is the items that are not considered garbage, which include furniture, building materials, white goods, mattresses, carpeting, etc. These items are picked up on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month by our Village DPW. Trash stickers must be purchased from the Village Office, and placed on the items put out at the curb for our special trash pick-up days.

Below are the local laws/codes for GARBAGE ONLY!


There are two sets of codes that are enforced within the Village of East Syracuse.

The first is Municipal Codes, which are local laws that were created by the Village.  The second is International Codes, which were adopted by New York State, and also referred to as NYS Codes.

Village of East Syracuse Municipal Codes (Local Law)

§472.30  Container Limits

No solid waste container shall exceed 75 pounds or 30 gallons

§472.31 Condition of Containers

All containers must be clean, watertight, and in good condition.  Garbage containers must be sealed, and containers used outside must be covered to prevent rain and snow accumulation.

§472.32 Location of Containers

No one shall place solid waste containers at the curb before 4 pm on the day before collection or leave the emptied containers at the curb past 8 pm on the day of collection. Containers must be kept inside or in the rear of the premises at all other times. 

§714.43 Solid Waste Containers

§714.430 All solid waste shall be placed in containers not exceeding seventy-five pounds or thirty gallons capacity,.

§714.431 No container shall be used which is filthy, leaky or defective, and all garbage containers shall be sealed.

§714.432 All containers shall be stored inside or in the rear of the premises.  No solid waste may be placed at the curb prior to 4 pm on the day before the designated collection day, and all empty containers must be removed from the curb by no later than 6 pm on the day of collection.

§714.433 All containers kept or placed outdoors shall be covered to prevent rain or snow from accumulating.


International Property Maintenance Code (NYS Code)


§308.1 Accumulation of rubbish or garbage. Exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.

§308.2 Disposal of rubbish. Every occupant of a structure shall dispose of all rubbish in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such rubbish in approved containers.

§308.2.1 Rubbish storage facilities. The owner of every occupied premises shall supply approved covered containers for rubbish, and the owner of the premises shall be responsible for the removal of rubbish.

§308.2.2 Refrigerators. Refrigerators and similar equipment not in operation shall not be discarded, abandoned or stored on premises without first removing the doors.

§308.3 Disposal of garbage. Every occupant of a structure shall dispose of garbage in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such garbage in an approved garbage disposal facility or approved garbage containers.

§308.3.1 Garbage facilities. The owner of every dwelling shall supply one of the following: an approved mechanical food waste grinder in each dwelling unit; an approved incinerator unit in the structure available to the occupants in each dwelling unit; or an approved leakproof, covered,
outside garbage container.

§308.3.2 Containers. The operator of every establishment producing garbage shall provide, and at all times cause to be utilized, approved leakproof containers provided with close-fitting covers for the storage of such materials until removed from the premises for disposal.