All containers/trash/recyclables must be out on the curb by 7 am on the morning of your regularly scheduled collection day.
Yes, all trash collection services must be prepaid. The City offers two distinct types of residential collection services to our customers: An on demand/pay-per-bag system that requires the placement of a prepaid sticker on your garbage bag; or a container system where the resident can choose between a 32, 64 or 96 gallon toter program depending upon their individual needs. Follow This Link For The Details.
The City of Watertown encourages all of our residents to reuse, reduce and recycle. Recycle collections services are included at a part of your pre-paid trash collection service. For those residents contracting their waste collection to outside haulers, your contractor is required by Jefferson County to provide recycling options. The City will not collect recyclable from non-customers.
Yard waste collection is included in your residential tax payment. There are no additional fees or surcharges for this service.
For qualifying customers requiring assistance we offer a complementary service for which our operators will collect your containers from your front porch/side door so that you do not need to worry about getting the fully loaded containers to the margin. To qualify for this service you will need to have your physician complete and return a medical condition application. This dispensation form can be accessed under Refuse & Recycling on this site, or by contacting the Department of Public Works at (315)785-7842.
Contact the Jefferson County Recycling Center at (315)785-9072.
No, but we do offers a drop off at the Fairgrounds Arena on Coffeen Street. The date for this event are advertised well in advance. For more information, please feel free to call 315-785-7842
Call the Department of Public Works at (315)785-7842.
Illegal dumping should be reported to the City Police Department. If the problem is trash and debris buildup on private property then you can report this situation by calling the Citys Code Enforcement Bureau at
(315)785-7735 during regular business hours or you can call our Complaint Line and leave a voice message at (315)785-7846.
The City of Watertown is proud of its urban forest as evidenced in Tree City USA designation. We are continuously planting, pruning and removing damaged trees within out street right of ways, parks and facilities. Should you have a concern with or if you wish to discuss the City tree program please contact the Citys Arborist at (315)785-7734. Private trees are the responsibility of the owner.
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