FAQ Topic: Engineering & Public Works

Why are plastic bags an unacceptable way to set out recyclables?

Unfortunately, plastic bags cause complications at the recycling sorting facility. Malfunctions can occur when plastic bags get wrapped around the equipment. Therefore, Rye Brook by order of Westchester County cannot collect recyclables in plastic bags. Even if a plastic bag is marketed as “for recycling,” “recyclable” or “compostable,” it is not acceptable as a recycling … Continued

When will my leaves be collected?

Collection is from October 1, through December 15. The Village has a rotating schedule for collection with a peak rotation goal of 10 days. Various factors can affect the dates of collection such as weather, snow and equipment issues. Leave are to be placed along the curb line and NOT in piles blocking roadway traffic.

Do catch basins and storm drains get cleaned out?

Village crews clean out clogged catch basins throughout the year as part of on-going maintenance. Crews yearly clean out 500 of the 1100 catch basins village wide.  Residents can reduce flooding in their neighborhoods by keeping material out of the storm drain system or clean debris around the catch basin when performing landscape maintenance.

How do I report a street light out?

You can report a street light out by submitting a street light form or go to the home page and select “Report an Issue” and submit a “Street Light” form. If you have done a search the street light form link might be listed below.  You can call (914) 939-0753 during normal business hours.  The … Continued

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