Garbage Collection Guidelines
Your collection day has NOT changed! Please put out your trash and recyclables before 7 AM on your collection day.
Size & Weight
Containers, bags and/or bushels shall NOT exceed 60 pounds in weight, excluding trash/bulk items. Any material not in cans or bags should be securely tied in bundles no more than four (4) feet in length.
Each week, we’ll collect up to 10 bags and/or containers, including 1 bulk item — i.e. mattress, box spring, furniture, carpet, or appliance.
Once a week, each family unit will be entitled to discard one (1) bulky item (i.e.. Mattress, box spring, furniture, carpet, or appliance).
In accordance with the disposal ban requirements of Section 27-2611 of the Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, on January 1st, 2015, it will become unlawful for residential households in New York State to place electronic equipment at the curb for disposal.
Click the button below for information on how to dispose.
HOME HEALTHCARE WASTE
Customers generating syringes, hypodermic needles or sharps are required to notify Pinto Sanitation.
Place all needles, syringes or other sharp objects in a hard plastic container with a screw-in cap (such as a detergent bottle). The plastic container should not be clear or see through. Once full, screw the cap on and secure the cap to the container with tape. Place the container in the middle of your garbage and in a garbage can or tote-NEVER IN A RECYCLING BIN.
Do not place needles, syringes or other sharp objects in a clear plastic, glass, or aluminum container. Do not use any container for home health care waste that will be recycled or returned to the store. Pinto Sanitation also recommends that soiled bandages, disposable sheets, and medical gloves be placed in securely fastened plastic bags before they are placed in a garbage can with your other trash.
If you administer home health care, Pinto Sanitation will not collect your garbage if all of your refuse is not in a hard plastic or metal garbage can. Please be sure that your home health care waste is not separated from or outside your normal refuse.
If you are doing a Home Remodeling Project, Pinto Dumpsters has 15-40 cubic yard containers that can be dropped off at your home. Please visit PintoDumpsters.com or call/text 716-239-1009 to reserve your dumpster.
ALL Grand Island Residents will receive a Discount on dumpster rentals.
Plant clippings, branches and twigs will be picked up by Pinto Sanitation as part of the 10 item limit as long as they are placed properly in a suitable container (trash can)or bag, or tied and bundled less that 4′ in length and weighing less than 60 lbs.
BRUSH/TREE LIMBS: MUST be tied in bundles not to exceed 4 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length. One person must be able to easily handle these items.
Anything larger or not bundled will be picked up by the Town of Grand Island Highway Department
All garbage, refuse and waste material intended for collections shall be placed in material-tight plastic bags or in water tight containers, with a min capacity of (20) gallons and max capacity of (30) gallons. All containers shall be equipped with handles and fitted with a cover.
Leaves must be bagged are is part of the 10 item aggregate to be picked up weekly or up to 10 Bags/containers which should not exceed 60 lbs in weight per bag/container, excluding bulk item.
Winter Tree Collection:
Christmas trees will be collected throughout the holidays and are exempt from the 4ft rule.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is my collection schedule?
Your collection has NOT changed! Please put out your recyclables and PINTO Recycling tote before 7 AM on your collection day.
If you’re still not sure, click here to see the Collection Schedule for Grand Island.
What happens if there is a holiday on my collection day?
To acknowledge our nation’s holidays and allow our employees time with their families, your garbage and recycling services will be impacted on the following days:
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
** Garbage & Recycling services will run one day behind throughout the Holiday week, beginning with the services scheduled for the Holiday. **
Visit our Collection & Holiday Schedule page for more information
What time should I have my garbage out for collection?
Please put out your trash and recyclables before 7 AM on your collection day.
How many bags or containers may I put out on collection days?
You may have up to 10 Bags/containers which should not exceed 60 lbs in weight per bag/container, excluding bulk item. All garbage, refuse and waste material intended for collections shall be placed in material-tight plastic bags or in water tight containers, with a min capacity of (20) gallons and max capacity of (30) gallons. All containers shall be equipped with handles and fitted with a cover.
How many Bulk items may I put out on collection days ?
1 Bulk item per week can be put out on your collection day.
What if I have more then one Bulk item to put out on collection days?
Call Pinto Sanitation 716 775 0123 before putting 2nd bulk item to the curb. Only 1 bulk item to be collected weekly.
What are acceptable Bulk items that can be placed out for collection?
Bulk items shall include , but is not limited to – Furniture, Mattresses, box springs, rolls of carpet properly bundled, Christmas trees, Large appliances, etc.
If you are unsure what you have to dispose of is classified as a bulk item, call us at 716 775 0123.
I’m cleaning up my garage or have a special project, what are the options for getting rid of the extra trash?
Call or text Pinto Dumpsters at 716-239-1009 for discounts on a dumpster rental
Can I throw out construction material/wood?
No construction debris curbside, call Pinto dumpsters for a Grand Island discounted dumpster rental.
Do you take old tires?
YES, 1 tire per week curbside (no rim).
What should I do with yard waste/leaves?
Place yard waste/leaves in secured bags by curb with a maximum capacity of 30 gallons or 60 lbs/bag.
What should I do with trees, branches, twigs?
Please securely tie trees, branches, and twigs in a bundle left curbside (not to exceed 4ft in length.) Anything larger or not bundled will be collected by the Town of Grand Island Highway Department.
How do I dispose of paint?
We Do NOT accept Liquids of any kind during curbside collection. However, you can mix Cat litter with the paint and allow to Dry. For best results use equal amount cat litter with paint.
How do I dispose of chemicals and other hazardous materials?
We Do NOT dispose of Chemicals and Hazardous Materials.
How do I dispose of old electronics?
Every season Pinto will Sponsor a E Waste Collection Drive at the Town Hall of Grand Island. No Charge for Grand Island residents to recycle their old electronics. (With proof of residency) There will be a $50 flat rate fee for CRT (tube-type) TVs and computer monitors.
Visit our Electronic Recycling Page for more information.