Trash & Recycling
Any questions regarding the new trash service please call (315) 426-6771.
Syracuse Haulers Trash Service:
Effective 1/1/2023, the Town of Salina will be changing over to Syracuse Haulers, featuring a new automated trash and recycling collection system. Syracuse Haulers will provide each residence with containerized trash and recycling services. The automation of this service will have a positive impact on our town due to the following:
- Uniformity throughout the Town
- Environmental impact – (litter reduction)
- New Trucks will be used throughout the town
- Safety of the residents (rolling of cart instead of lifting and dragging)
- Increase recycling numbers due to container volume and every resident will have a container to promote recycling
- Bird and rodent control
Two new 95-gallon carts will be provided to each home; one for trash and one for single stream recycling (all recycled material goes in one bin). Please place these carts out after 5pm the night before or by 6:00am at the curbside on your regular pickup day. Your pick-up day will remain the same. Please place these new carts with the handle facing your home. Keep carts away from any hazards such as mailboxes, lampposts, vehicles etc. Separate these carts at least five feet from one another (See Image 1), or at opposite sides of your driveway as shown below (See image 2) All trash & recycling must be placed in the appropriate cart, not on the ground. Do not attempt to crush down the contents or over pack the cart as this will lead to issues when trying to empty the containers in to the trucks. All recycling material including cardboard boxes must be placed in the green recycling cart.
These carts have serial numbers for tracking purposes and will be maintained by Syracuse Haulers for all normal wear and tear (a wheel falling off, lid hinge breakage, body cracks etc.) which would result in replacement or repair by Syracuse Haulers. The carts will be the responsibility of the homeowner during the five-year contract. Please be sure to keep track of this equipment and report any wear and tear to Syracuse Haulers at (315) 426-6771. Abuse which includes: fire, paint damages, vehicle crushing, or loss of the equipment would be charged at a rate of $125 per cart to include both the replacement and switch out of the damaged cart. You are not authorized to alter the carts in anyway.
Questions regarding recycling material? Please visit www.ocrra.org
Blue Bin Return – Broken and unbroken blue bins are being collected at the Town of Salina Department of Public Works (601 Factory Rd. Syracuse) between the hours of 7am and 3pm Monday – Friday throughout December and January. Broken bins will be recycled. Intact bins will be recycled and reused.
Town of Salina FAQs
- Will my pickup day change? – No, your service day will remain the same.
- What time should I put my carts out for collection? – Place carts curbside no earlier than 5pm the night before your service day or no later than 6 am on your service day to avoid being missed.
- What if I put my carts out late and miss the pickup? – Contact Syracuse Haulers to arrange a return trip for a fee.
- What if I want to use my own carts? – Only Syracuse Haulers carts will be serviced. All others will be left behind. We recommend finding a use for them around the house or using them for your brush collection.
- How do I dispose of large cardboard boxes? – Break it down and place it in your green Syracuse Haulers cart or call Syracuse Haulers for a special pickup for a fee.
- Can I place trash and recycling outside of my carts? – No, nothing will be collected outside of the carts unless previously scheduled for a fee. Bulk items can also be picked up for a Contact Syracuse Haulers for a quote.
- Why were my carts missed? –
- Refuse was put out late
- Overloaded carts - Lids should be closed for collection
- Unauthorized items in carts
- Improper cart placement
Any resident who decides that they need service before their next scheduled pickup day will have to pay a service fee.
- What if I need an additional trash or recycling cart for my household? – Contact Syracuse Haulers to set up. Annual fees apply.
- How do I prepare my trash for collection? – All trash must be bagged and placed into your black Syracuse Haulers cart. Loose material or bulk items in the trash can will result in you not being serviced.
- How do I prepare my recycling for collection? – DO NOT BAG YOUR RECYCLING. All recyclable material including cardboard boxes are to be placed loosely into your green recycling cart. No trash, food waste or clothes are to be placed in your recycling cart. Visit OCRRA.org for a list of what is recyclable.
YARD WASTE MAINTENANCE
The Town of Salina contracts with Superior Waste Removal to pick-up yard waste.
Yard waste (grass clippings, trimmings from small bushes, weeds) will be picked - up on your regular trash pick-up day. This material must be put into open garbage containers with the following specifications.
Brush, tree branches, trimmings and shrubbery up to 3 inches in diameter can either be tied into bundles, not to exceed 3 feet in length, 2 feet in diameter and 50 pounds each or put in to open garbage containers with the same size and weight requirements. If you have any questions, please call Superior Waste at (315) 672-3174. Plastic bags may not be used. Dirt and Rocks are NOT accepted in yard waste pickup.
Grass and Weeds: Residents are reminded that grass and weeds must be kept shorter than 10" during the growing season
Christmas Trees will be picked up the first full week of January and end on the FRIDAY of the last full week of January on your scheduled collection day. Do not bag or cut discarded Christmas Trees. ALL decorations, lighting and tree stands must be removed prior to disposal.