Dept. of Public Works

Gary Gardner, General Foreman 

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


The Department of Public Works is responsible for the care and maintenance of Village streets, public spaces and buildings, and infrastructure. This includes storm and sanitary sewers, roads, parking lots, streetlights and traffic control signals. Sanitation and recycling services are also provided for. Snow plowing, ice control, street sweeping and leaf pickup are performed.
The Public Works Garage on Stanley Avenue houses all Village equipment as well as the mechanical maintenance shop, salt storage dome, and gasoline and diesel fueling station.
There are currently 24 employees in the Public Works/Parks Departments


Information on Curbside Recycling in Dobbs Ferry

  • Household trash is collected twice each week, either on Mondays and Thursdays or on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Recycling is collected every Wednesday.
  • Large Rubbish Items such as furniture, rugs, mattresses are collected with the second pickup, either Thursday or Friday, depending on your route.
  • Bulk metal items are collected on Wednesdays by appointment. Call 693-5506 to put items like refrigerators, stoves, water heaters, bicycles or any large metal item on the list.
  • Television sets and computer monitors are picked up separately with your second pickup of the week.
  • Yard waste is picked up separately if tied and bundled, or placed in paper bags or trash pails.  Yard waste is collected with the second pickup, either Thursday or Friday, depending on your route.


The Department of Public Works is responsible for the repair, maintenance and snow removal on 24 miles of public streets. This also includes the planting, care and removal of trees within the street right-of-way. The Village provides snow removal only under contract on State roads (Broadway) and County Roads (Ashford Ave). Except for repairing damage caused by Village trees, the adjacent property owner is responsible to keep the sidewalk areas in a safe and litter free condition, including snow and ice control.


icon Printable Recycling Information Sheet - Hang over your recycling bin for a quick reference! (438.56 kB)

Remember - All Plastics, Metals, and Glass can be mixed together in your Blue Recycling Bin!


Plastics able to be recycled:

  • All Plastics Coded 1 to 7 (rinsed clean) – If it has a number, it can be recycled!
  • All food, beverage, & shampoo containers including:
  • Take-out containers
  • Yogurt cups
  • Soda, water, and milk containers
  • Bottle caps
  • Dish and laundry detergent bottles
  • Flower pots and trays
  • Pails
  • Household cleaners

Plastics that cannot be recycled:

  • Plastic grocery bags, soft stretchy plastic, dry cleaning bags (These items you can recycle at most large grocery stores)
  • Plastic packing materials
  • Vinyl (tiles, records, CDs)
  • Non-coded plastics (toys, hangers, utensils, furniture)
  • Styrofoam
  • Hazardous materials containers (motor oil, solvents, pesticides, etc.)
  • Building materials (PVC piping, bathroom & kitchen fixtures, etc.)


Glass able to be recycled:

  • Jars and bottles of any size and color, rinsed clean (labels OK)
  • Bottle and Jar Caps and Lids - place loose in blue bin

Glass that cannot be recycled:

  • light bulbs
  • drinking glasses
  • crystal
  • window & mirror glass
  • ceramic ware
  • cookware
  • hazardous materials containers (example: pesticides or solvents)


Paper and Cardboard that can be recycled:

  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Junk Mail & Glossy Inserts
  • Phone Books
  • Cardboard (no food traces, corrugated and grey)
  • Brown Paper Bags

Paper and Cardboard that cannot be recycled:

  • Waxed cardboard (example: milk cartons)
  • Books--paperbacks or hardcover (Better to Donate to a library)


Metal items that can be recycled:

  • Food & beverage cans/trays
  • Clean aluminum foil
  • Empty aerosol cans

Metal items that cannot be recycled:

  • Paint cans
  • Vehicle & household batteries
  • Hazardous materials containers (pesticides, glues, solvents, for example)


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