Refuse Service

Residential Refuse Pick-Up

DPW picks up residential refuse weekly.

DPW picks up your trash once a week based on the pick-up schedule. Please be considerate of your neighbors when placing your trash at the curb and help us maintain efficient, low cost service by adhering to the following guidelines when preparing and placing your trash out for pick-up:

  • Place trash between the sidewalk and the curb no earlier than 6:00 pm the day before and no later than 7:00 am the day of your regularly scheduled pick-up day
  • Remove containers from the curb within 12 hours after they are emptied
  • Trash must be placed in proper containers
  • Garbage cans shall be no larger than 35 gallons in size
  • Each container shall weigh no more than 50 pounds each
  • Each garbage can shall be properly sealed
  • There is a limit of 6 standard 35 gallon cans of refuse per week per pick-up
  • Containers and trash must not be stored in front of property, rather along side or in the rear of property out of public site
  • Landlords are responsible for the failure of tenants to comply with refuse rules and are responsible for all special pick-up fees
  • Refuse from outside the village is not allowed
  • You may request an extra trash pick-up if necessary for an additional charge by contacting the DPW to make special arrangements

Household Hazardous Waste

DPW cannot pick-up hazardous waste.

The DPW cannot pick-up hazardous or infectious waste of any kind. Some paints and other hazardous materials, such as cleaners, degreasers, automotive fluids, pesticides, fertilizers, driveway sealers, propane tanks, pool chemicals, some batteries, syringes, sharps, cooking oils and greases, etc. can be brought to the Monroe County Hazardous Waste Facility by calling 753-7600 Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for an appointment. We also participate in an annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day with Perinton, Pittsford, and Fairport at a time to be announced each summer.

Unacceptable Refuse

In addition to hazardous waste, DPW cannot pick-up these items:

The DPW cannot pick-up:

  • tires
  • junk cars
  • drums containing any liquid
  • hazardous or infectious waste
  • scrap from razed structures
  • debris from contractors

Placing such debris at the curb may be left at the curb or picked and charged the appropriate special pick-up fees.


Public Works Links

East Rochester Sidewalk Construction & Replacement Program

East Rochester Sidewalk Construction & Replacement Program Read more

On Tuesday February 27th, 2024 the Town/Village of East Rochester and MRB Group will 
be hosting an informal Public Information Meeting. The meeting is open to residents to stop 
in at any time between 5:30pm to 8:00pm to ask questions with regards to the scope of the 

The meeting will be held in the Jean Daniel Community Center located on the 1st floor 
of the Eyer Building (317 Main Street, East Rochester, NY 14445). 

Documents to download

2024 Town/Village of East Rochester Board Meeting Schedule

2024 Town/Village of East Rochester Board Meeting Schedule Read more

The Town/Village Boad will hold regular monthly meetings in 2024. Each meeting will begin at 7pm. For the complete schedule, please select READ MORE or download the attached document.

Documents to download

2024 Town/Village of East Rochester - Holiday Schedule

2024 Town/Village of East Rochester - Holiday Schedule Read more

After approval of the Town/Village Board, the Town/Village of East Rochester will observe the following list (for the full list, please select READ MORE) of Holidays for 2024. Please note the Town/Village offices will be closed on these days.

The Department of Public Works may work on these days to maintain continuity of operations.

Garfield Street Replacement Project

Garfield Street Replacement Project Read more

On Tuesday July 25th, 2023 the Town/Village of East Rochester held a Public Informational meeting in the Jean Daniel Community Center. The purpose of the meeting was to present the draft reconstruction plan for Garfield Street. This meeting was open to the public and all comments and feedback were welcome. There will no formal presentation, all information has been posted here on the web site.  

Documents to download



On May 23, 1898, a group of businessmen from Despatch (as East Rochester was known until 1906) met at Branshaud’s Hall on East Commercial Street to set up the first fire department.  On May 29th, the first official meeting was held, and the Despatch Fire District was formed.  During subsequent meetings committees were formed to find estimates for needed equipment, as well as for property and a fire hall.  It was determined that $1800.00 was the amount needed to outfit this first department.  Equipment included:  one dozen rubber coats, boots, and helmets, a hose cart, an alarm bell, a ladder truck, and three chemical carts.  Needless to say, the first fire trucks were either pulled by horses or pulled by hand.

Select READ MORE for the full article on the East Rochester Volunteer Fire Department!