Garbage & Recycling

PLEASE NOTE: When your garbage day falls within the week of a holiday, everyone who normally has their pick-up on that holiday, and everyone after the holiday during that week, will be delayed one day for pick-up.

IF YOUR GARBAGE OR RECYCLING IS NOT PICKED UP PLEASE CALL AND CHECK THE REASON WHY WITH ADVANCED  DISPOSAL SERVICES AT:
1-800-279-1930

Buchanan uses Single Stream Recycling. This means that all recycling can be placed in one recycling container (paper, cardboard, aluminum, tin, plastic and glass may now be mixed together).

Please help to keep your neighborhood clean by following these rules and helpful hints:

  • Your garbage and recyclables must be out by 6:00 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. If you are late, Advanced Disposal will not return to retrieve your garbage.
  • There is a limit of no more than five 30-gallon trash bags per residence per week.
  • No bag or container should weigh more than 50 lbs.
  • Bag and close all garbage even if you are using a garbage can.
  • Be sure to bag packing materials such as packing peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.
  • Make sure that your garbage and recyclables are on the same side of the street close to each other. Advanced Disposal is using one truck to pick up your recycling and garbage all at once. NOTE: Yard waste is the only thing that should be placed on the opposite side of your driveway away from your weekly garbage.
  • Large over sized items and appliances require stickers that need to be purchased at the Town Hall. You will then be added to the list for the next large item and appliance pick up.
  • Recycling is mandatory and if it is mixed with regular trash, it can be refused to be picked up.
  • Cardboard should be cut into pieces no larger than 2' x 2', then placed in with all other recycling.
  • Blue recycling bags are no longer accepted. Please use a container clearly marked with a recycling emblem.  There are recycling stickers available at the Town Hall if you would like to designate your own container.

For further information on waste services offered by the Town please see one of the sub-pages to the left.  If you have any questions, please call the Town of Buchanan at 734-8599 or Advanced Disposal Services toll free at: 1-(800) 279-1930.