Garbage & Recycling Collection

The Town can no longer collect CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) television sets. To find a drop off location near you, click HERE

Sanitation Collection Schedule

Listed below are the holidays that will be observed by the Town of Tonawanda in 2018. All town offices will be closed and all garbage, recycling, and trash collections will be ONE DAY LATE except where noted. The town will not be closed on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday January 15, 2018.




New Year’s Day (Observed)


January 1, 2018

Patriot’s/President’s Day


February 19, 2018

Good Friday (No change in collection)


March 30, 2018

Memorial Day (Observed)


May 28, 2018

Independence Day


July 4, 2018

Labor Day


September 3, 2018

Columbus Day


October 8, 2018

Veterans Day (observed)


November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving Day


November 22, 2018

Christmas Day


December 25, 2018


 Printable copy of the above schedule
Thank you for your support. For further information contact: 

Thomas C. Jones II
Superintendent of Highways 

Town of Tonawanda 
Highway Department 
450 Woodward Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217 
(716) 875-6710


  • Address totes with black permanent markers.
  • Your tote must be used for all food waste.
  • Filled totes should weigh no more than manufacturer recommendations.
  • Do not put any garbage to the curb more than 24 hours prior to scheduled collection.
  • All empty totes must be removed from the curb by the end of the collection day.
  • Keep the tote stored behind the building line.
  • Tote lids should always be kept closed.
  • Totes must be kept clean.
  • Totes may be traded for alternate sizes (65 gallons or 95 gallons).

Clear plastic bags may be placed at curbside for yard waste. Any materials placed in garbage cans (plastic or steel) will not be collected. For more information, contact the Highway Department at (716) 875-8822.
Garbage Tote Repair

Did you know that damaged totes may be fixed or, depending on the damage, replaced with no additional charges to the homeowner?

In order to have your damaged tote fixed or replaced, simply call the Town of Tonawanda Highway Department’s Sanitation Line at (716) 875-6710 and give us your name and address and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.

Additional totes may be purchased by submitting a form to the Town of Tonawanda Clerk’s Office, located at 2919 Delaware Avenue, Room 14, Kenmore, New York 14217 (716) 877-8800. Order forms are available on-line as well.

Starting September 18, 2017 the Town will be officially converting to recycling totes. Collection will be every other week, as oppose to the current weekly schedule. Collection will be based on a yellow and blue schedule. Information regarding all things recycling can be found below:

Click here for a printable pdf,, or click here for an online web form.