Public Works Gearing Up for Annual Spring Cleanup Program

Public Works Gearing Up for Annual Spring Cleanup Program

For Immediate Release
March 31, 2021

Spring Cleanup Schedule Announced for 2021

TROY, NY – Public Works officials today announced the release of the 2021 Spring Street Cleaning schedule for the Collar City. The City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) has scheduled six weeks of street sweeping and debris cleanup to clear dirt, brush, leaves and other materials that accumulated during the winter season.

The annual cleanup program will begin Monday, April 5th, and continue through May 14th.

Mayor Patrick Madden said, “The annual street cleaning program overseen by the Department of Public Works is a valuable service that helps Troy residents & families improve the condition of their neighborhood each spring. I encourage the public’s cooperation to ensure city crews can coordinate an effective cleanup program that improves quality of life in neighborhoods across the Collar City.”

The City has issued following guidelines regarding this year’s street cleaning program, and encourages the public to share with their neighbors, friends, and family:

  • Residents should review the full Spring Cleanup schedule to determine when their street will be cleaned. The schedule has been published and is available on the website at
  • Vehicles should be parked in accordance with regularly posted alternate-side parking restrictions so that DPW staff can clean the entire street surface area.
  • During posted cleanup days, any illegally-parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. All streets that will be part of that day’s cleanup will be posted for “No Parking.” Please notify DPW at (518) 270-4579 in advance if you know of any abandoned, unregistered or inoperative vehicles in your neighborhood.
  • Property owners are encouraged to sweep or wash sidewalks adjacent to their properties and rake their lawns before sweepers arrive to clean their street. This will improve the effectiveness of street cleaning operations. Please sweep dirt along the curbs and out of the gutters into small piles to help make pick up easier.
  • Residents are asked to place weeds, brush and other materials in a biodegradable (paper) bag or bundle the brush and branches together for easier collection. Please note: Brush (cuttings from trees and large shrubs) cannot be disposed of using yard waste bags, Please trim them to 4-5’ in length and place with other oversize branches directly on the edge of your sidewalk or alley.
  • Please do not obstruct the sidewalk when placing items curbside. Please keep sidewalks and curb ramps adjacent to your property free of obstacles to help keep your community accessible to people of all ages and abilities.
  • Weekly garbage collection will occur as scheduled for properties which normally receive city services.

For more information on the spring street cleaning program, contact the Department of Public Works at (518) 270-4579.

Leaf Bag Pickup

Leaf bag collection has resumed. Leaves must be placed in paper lawn bags for collection. Residents can place bagged leaves curbside for pickup during their normal garbage & recycling collection day.

Leaves, yard waste, and brush in plastic bags, or bags that are contaminated with non-organic materials (metals, plastics, and cardboard/paper) will not be picked up.

Bulk Collection

Residential bulk collection is expected to resume in late April. The service was suspended during the winter season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more info, visit

Weekly Street Cleaning

The weekly municipal street cleaning schedule has resumed. Residents are asked to observe alternate-side parking restrictions near their home or business. Vehicles parked in violation of posted parking restrictions will be ticketed.

Material Disposal Programss

Additional City-run programs are available to assist Troy residents with spring cleanup plans, including:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Disposal [LINK]
  • Electronics, Confidential Document Shredding, Tire Disposal [LINK]
  • Composter/Rain Barrel Sale [LINK]

These programs are available free to Troy residents only. Registration is required to participate, and are first-come, first served. Purchase of composters and rain barrels is open to the public, including non-City residents.


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