Weekly schedule (for
official schedule, click here)
Household garbage picked up
from the back yard. Our new garbage collector, Suburban Carting,
likes to start
early (7:30am). When a holiday
falls on a Monday or Thursday, garbage is picked up the following day.
(Apr. 4 to Dec. 15): Organic waste
picked up from the curbside.
- First Tuesday of
each month: Bulk metal picked up from
the curbside. Items may be left out after 7:00pm on Monday.
- Alternate Thursdays:
Bulk trash picked up from the
curbside. Items may be left out after 7:00pm on Wednesdays. On
weeks where there is a holiday there is NO bulk trash pickup.
- Alternate Thursdays: Recyclables.
Items may be left curbside after 4:30pm on Wednesdays; they must be at
the curb by 7:00am Thursdays.
- "As needed:"
(free of branches
and trash) raked off the curb are removed during "leaf
season" (Oct. 15 to Dec. 15 and Mar. 15 to Apr. 30). Please
observe Pelham�s leaf-blower
- If your garbage is missed call the Village
Hall at 738-2015. If you call before 3:00pm they can usually send someone back to collect
it that afternoon. Otherwise call any hour (the Village
answering machine sometimes picks up after 5:00pm) and they will have the garbage service return the
- Household garbage put out Sunday and Wednesday
evenings is fair game for neighborhood skunks and cats. Be sure
the lids are secure.
- Fines for "Improper placement of
garbage" and "rubbish infractions" are a substantial
source of revenue for the town. Try to follow the rules.
- Holidays affecting
household garbage and bulk trash collection are:
- Martin Luther King Day
- Presidents� Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Which is which?
includes everything not mentioned below.
refers to grass clippings, flowers, leaves, brush, twigs and branches.
These items must be placed in:
- a biodegradable paper bag
- an open 30-35 gallon container or
- tied in bundles that are a maximum of 3 feet
long and 18 inches high.
includes large appliances such as dishwashers, hot water heaters, filing
cabinets, metal fencing, bedframes and pipes. Refrigerators and ACs must be certified
includes large cardboard boxes, furniture, toys, capets, etc.
It does NOT include: any
organic matter (tree
trunks, roots and logs), construction debris (including porcelain sinks
and paint cans), auto parts, TVs and computer monitors. Contact any local landscaping, construction
or automotive service for assistance with disposing these items.
- Unbroken glass (clear, green or brown) used as
food or beverage containers
- Metal containers, lids, trays and foil for
food or beverages
- Empty aerosol cans
- Plastic containers commonly used for food,
beverages, soaps or detergents (code 1 or 2 printed on container).
Does not include plastic lids. (Place in household trash.)
Non-paper recyclables must be rinsed and placed loosely in a
separate bin, not plastic bags.
Newspapers, magazines, phone books and catalogs free of string and
tape and stacked loosely in a separate container (brown paper bags will do
but not shopping or plastic bags).
Corrugated cardboard - Flattened,
tied and (if necessary) cut down to no larger than 3 by 4 feet.
- The Village of Pelham will NOT pick
up hazardous materials, such as flammable or poisonous liquids,
especially mercury thermometers and thermostats. Visit the recycling section of Westchester County�s
Environmental Facilities page for times and places to safely dispose of
- Nothing should be left by the
curbs surrounding the Park - it only invites unauthorized dumping.
[Village Code ch. 57]
- Pelham requires annual
licensing and tagging of dogs. Fees are $7.50 to $15 per year. Call
738-2015 and ask for Anna to get details.
- Village law also requires owners leash,
curb and clean up after their pets.
Although the leash law has been loosely enforced, dogs running free in the
Park pose a liability to both the dog owner and members of CPA.
- Nuisance laws permit residents to file
complaints against owners of dogs which persistently
bark or otherwise disrupt the community.
CPA is in the process of compiling guidelines for enforcing the
tranquility and cleanliness of our streets.
- Contamination from dog
waste is a chronic problem in Chester
Park. While most Chester Park residents diligently clean up after
their dogs, others do not. A large number of dog walkers also visit from the
neighboring Mayflower and Pelamdale apartments in New Rochelle.
- The majority of offenders
are repeat-visitors. Infractions occur in broad daylight and after
dark. Some owners pile small sticks on their dog�s waste. Others
bring plastic bags but don�t use them. Still others deposit their
bags of dog feces at the Park�s steps, or in the drain pipes along
Maple Ave. The storm drain at the corner of Maple and Pine has had a
particularly alarming number of feces bags stuffed into it [photo].
- Residents living next to storm drains
should be on the lookout for these offenders, and any incidents should
be reported immediately to the Pelham Police (738-2000) and CPA
- First-time offenders are now liable to a $150 fine. By the third offense
fines are $250.
[Village Code ch. 42]
The fight against dog pollution will
have to be fought on many fronts. It begins with applauding those who
clean up after their animals, and politely asking those who don�t to
"come back with a plastic bag."
As a practical measure, dog walkers also need to be encouraged to
select areas less frequented by children and other pedestrians, such as
the green area along the south side of Willow (north of the Sanborn Map
Mowers, leaf blowers
and other gas-powered tools may only be used during the following
- Weekdays: 8:00am to 5:30pm (commercial
- Or 8:00am to 8:00pm (homeowners)
- Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
- Sundays and holidays: Noon - 4:00pm
Leaf blowers are only permitted during
"leaf season" (Oct. 15 to Dec. 15 and Mar. 15 to Apr. 30).
You and your gardener are free to rake leaves or cut grass with a hand
mower any time you wish. You are NOT
free to deposit your leaves in the Park or
along its curbs.
Homeowners are responsible for
keeping their sidewalks clear of snow, ice and low branches. The
cement must also be kept in good repair. Sidewalk repaving requires
a Village permit.
[Village Code Ch. 76
Fence construction requires a Town permit
and must conform to specific height and transparency restrictions: side
fences may be a maximum of 4 feet high; back fences may be 6 feet; all
fences must be at least 25% "open" to permit visibility between
properties (to facilitate police surveillance).
Signs may not be posted on either
public property, such as utility poles, or front lawns. If you put up a
"Cat found" or "House 4 Sale" sign the Police will ask
you to take it down. Though the ordinance probably violates First Amendment
rights, the Village is trying to prevent entrepreneurs from turning
our public spaces into bill-boards. Political posters and "Lemonade
for sale" signs seem to be exempt.
[Village Code ch. 77]
Details on the Village Code are available at the Village office
(195 Sparks Ave. - 738-2015) or by clicking