Public Works

Mission Statement

The Village of Nyack Department of Public Works strives to keep the Village clean and well maintained, improve Village facilities and infrastructure while providing essential services to the residents of the Village in a prompt, courteous, efficient and cost-effective manner. The Department of Public Works works to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors of the Village of Nyack.

Trash Collection Information

Trash is collected every Monday and Thursday for all residential homes. Please have trash cans (not to exceed 50lbs) at the curb no later than 6am. Recycling is collected from a private contractor every Thursday. Please have recycling at the curb by 6am and place a few feet away from trash cans if possible. If you are using regular trash cans for recycling materials, please contact the DPW 845-358-3552 to arrange for large stickers to identify those cans as recycling. 

Leaf Collection & Brush Bags

Leaf and yard waste collection occurs on a weekly basis during the Fall Season.  The days may alternate between Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday. DPW strives to pick up at least once a week for all residential homes. Yard waste & leaves must be in biodegradable bags - NO yard waste in plastic bags will be picked up. Bags are available at the DPW or Village Hall during working hours. Any problems with yard waste - please call the DPW at 845-358-3552 or 845-358-0548 ext 283.  Be sure to leave your address if no one answers and we will return the call and resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

Leaf piles are acceptable from October through December - or the first snowfall - whichever comes first. Learn more about Leaf Season here.  

Bulk Items

Bulk Items are picked up on the "First Friday of the Month".  Acceptable items include: furniture, household items, appliances (without freon). Mattresses that are contaminated must be wrapped in plastic and sealed.  Household hazardous waste (paint, chemicals, computers, electronics, etc. must be brought to the Rockland County Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Pomona.  Click here for more information on recycling from Rockland Green. 

Food Scrap Program

Food Scrap bags are now available at Village Hall, Monday - Friday, 9-5pm. Learn all about the program - click here for information.

Why separate your food scraps? Food Scraps are the single largest component in the Municipal Solid Waste stream (MSW). Decomposition of Food Scraps in a landfill produces methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more damaging than CO2. Food Scraps are valuable materials that if properly collected and composted can help reduce pollution and improve overall quality of life. Your Food Scraps will be processed into beautiful nutrient rich compost instead of heading to the landfill that is over 320 miles from Rockland County.


Road Opening Permit - Any road opening on Village Roads must have the approval of the Village Administrator.  Complete the form and bring with payment to the Village Hall, 9 N. Broadway, Nyack, NY 9am - 4pm to arrange for a road opening permit.  All permits must have Dig Safely clearance.