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Trash/Recycling for Camillus Residents

The weekly trash and recycling pickup within the Town of Camillus is provided by Dependable Disposal. 


Only typical household waste will be collected.  Trash must be out on time for pickup, the vendor is not able to return to homes that miss the pickup. 


If you have service questions or need to make special arrangements for an item pickup, please call Dependable Disposal  at 689-9588.  


Please refer to the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency's (OCRRA) website for recycling guidelines and information.  For information on their Toxic Waste Disposal program, click here.

For some holidays, trash and recycling pickup will be delayed one day from the date of the holiday through the remainder of the week.  Please refer to the Town Newsletter for updated information on trash & recycling holidays.

If a holiday is not listed, trash pick will remain on regular schedule that week!! 



    • 10 bags of basic household rubbish 
    • 2 large items (mattress, armchair, standard couch) per household per year will be picked up at no charge IF PREVIOUSLY ARRANGED WITH Dependable Disposal.  Any additional items will incur a pickup fee.
    • Any type of trash bags is acceptable (clear, white, dark, etc.)
    • During snow season, the cans/bins will be left in the driveway unless the homeowner clears an area in the yard for them. Dependable Disposal will do their best to set them back in their original place (but cannot guarantee they won’t be subsequently affected by wind, plows, etc.).


Frequently Asked Questions (Weekly Trash Service)


  • Books-Hardcover: May be placed in the weekly trash, not the recycle bin.  Alternately, some local libraries may accept them or they can be recycled through OCRRA’s annual program.

  • Books-Paperback: Should be placed in the recycling bin.
  • Carpeting: Will only be picked up by prior arrangement with Dependable Disposal.  It must be cut into 3’ x 3’ sections and bound in manageable rolls/bundles for pickup; one room’s worth per week is allowable (equates to approximately 10-12 rolls/bundles).
  • Computers: May be brought to an OCRRA E-Waste Drop Off event.  Also, many local businesses accept electronics including computers for recycling.  For more information visitOCRRA's website.
  • Construction Debris (wood, brick, etc.): Will not be picked up with the weekly trash but may be take to the Landfill.

  • Fruit: A few bags of fallen tree fruit gathered from yards may be placed in the weekly trash; excessive amounts will not be taken
  • Furniture (dressers, tables, etc.):  Can be put out for pickup with the weekly trash if left in their original form. Dismantled or destroyed furniture will not be picked up.

  • Furniture-Upholstered: Upholstered furniture may be picked up if prior arrangements are made with Dependable Disposal.  Furniture with metal (i.e. recliners or sleeper sofas) may be picked up for an additional fee.  Contact Dependable Disposal for more information.

  • Lawn Furniture-Wooden:  No picnic tables, painted, or pressure treated wood lawn furniture will be picked up.
  • Lawn Furniture-Aluminum:  Standard aluminum frame/plastic webbing type lawn furniture will be picked up.
  • Mattresses/Box Springs:  Are considered a large item and can be picked up if previous arrangements are made with Dependable Disposal. These items are counted toward the 2 large items per household per year limit. 
  • Scrap Metal: No scrap or other metal will be picked up.  Some items may be eligible for pickup by the Highway Department if prior arrangements are made.
  • Microwaves:  Will be picked up by prior arrangement with Dependable Disposal – a $25 surcharge applies.
  • Paint Cans: Latex paint cans may be put out for pickup with the weekly trash only if the paint is dry and hardened and the lid has been removed from the can.Oil  based paints, thinners, wood stains and other hazardous wastes, a reservation should be made to drop them off at one of OCRRA's Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off events.

  • Pools/Pool Liners & Covers: Pools will not be picked up.  Solar covers and liners will be picked up if prior arrangements are made with Dependable Disposal.

  • Pumpkins:  Will be picked up if they are placed in or next to the trash receptacle (will not be retrieved from yard waste piles).  Maximum of two per week.

  • Recycling Bins-destroyed: Will be picked up only if there is a note on it requesting Dependable Disposal to do so.  A new bin may be obtained from the Highway Department.

  • Styrofoam:  Should be placed in the regular trash; it is not recyclable.

  • Televisions: Will be picked up by prior arrangement with Dependable Disposal – surcharge applies.

  • Walnuts: Fallen walnuts gathered from yard will not be picked up.


  • Car Wheels For Wishes is a vehicle donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish Central New York. At no charge to residents, we pick up or tow away vehicles, anywhere in New York. Earned proceeds are donated to Make-A-Wish Central New York and help to grant the wishes of local kids.  Contact them:  1-877-690-9474 or Click on Wheels for Wishes.
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