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DPW

The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining and operating the Village of Owego's public infrastructure. These duties of the

Contact Info

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm 

Phone:(607) 687-1101

Address:
20 Elm Street
Owego, NY 13827
United States

See map: Google Maps

department include the following:

  • Maintain and provide services (snow and ice control, curbside leaf pickup, street sweeping, storm cleanup, etc.)
  • Maintain and repair all Village-owned streets
  • Maintain and upkeep all public parking lots, public parks and greenspace, and public sidewalks along with village-owned land, including snow and ice removal
  • Maintain and upkeep the Sanitary Sewer System for household and business sewage
  • Maintain and upkeep the Storm Sewer System, including catch basins, for the conveyance and storage of snow and rain runoff
  • Maintain and upkeep Street and Traffic Lights at Church and Main St.
  • Maintain and replace trees in the Village’s Rights-of-Way
  • Provide maintenance, repair, service, and fuel to the Village’s fleet of vehicles, including Police, Fire, Public Works and Administration
  • Operate, maintain and repair street equipment

The Street Department/DPW does NOT collect trash and recyclables

By law, property owners are responsible for pickup at rental properties.  Your trash must be placed at the curb in standard-sized garbage cans no larger than 33 gallons. Trash should be set out no sooner than 6:00 p.m. on the day before your pickup and empty containers must be removed from the curb before 11:00 p.m. on the day of pickup.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Meg Gilbert Confidential Secretary (607) 687-1101
Jeffrey Soules Superintendent (607) 687-1101

Frequently Asked Questions

Requests related to reports by the Owego Fire Department, EMTs, Owego Police Department, or Code Enforcement Department require completion of the online FOIL Request (fill in the blank) or by printing out the FOIL Form (both available under the Clerk Department page or by clicking on Frequently Asked Questions. 

After completing the Foil Request, you can mail it to 178 Main Street, Owego, NY 13827,  fax it to 607-687-1787, or email it to clerk-vofowego@stny.rr.com.
Regular refuse is the owner/tenant responsiblity but if you have a few large items (i.e, desk, chair, dresser and it is NOT a full truck load pickup) then you can leave it at your curb and call 687-1101 to let them know you have an item(s) for pickup. There is a $10 charge that will be charged to the homeowner/landlord.
Application

Employment Applications are also available for pick up at:

178 Main Street, Owego, NY 13827
20 Elm Street, Owego, NY 13827
The Village has a policy for trash and refuse. By law, property owners are responsible for pickup at rental properties. 

Your trash will be picked up according to the schedule of your individually contracted hauler. Your trash must be placed at the curb in standard sized garbage cans no larger than 33 gallons. Trash should be set out no sooner than 6:00 p.m. on the day before your pickup and empty containers must be removed from the curb before 11:00 p.m. on the day of pickup. 

Trash Haulers in the area are:

Claude Hanbury, Swartlick Rd., Owego, NY 13827 - 687-3865
Lee's Sanitary Service, 33 Williams Rd., Candor, NY 13827 - 659-7520
Owego Sanitation, 338 Swartlick Rd., Owego, NY 13827 - 687-3283
Taylor Garbage, P.O. Box 362, Vestal, NY 13850 - 797-5277

The Village has a policy for trash and refuse. By law, property owners are responsible for pickup at rental properties.

Your trash will be picked up according to the schedule of your individually contracted hauler. Your trash must be placed at the curb in standard-sized garbage cans no larger than 33 gallons. Trash should be set out no sooner than 6:00 p.m. on the day before your pickup and empty containers must be removed from the curb before 11:00 p.m. on the day of pickup.

Department of Public Works will pick up a brush and leaves on Mondays instead of on Fridays. This is because most people do yard work over the weekend and have brushes and leaves to dispose of. 

Leaves may be in bags or in piles to be vacuumed up. Plastic bags will no longer be given away by the village for leaves. The brush should be stacked neatly at the curb. 

DO INCLUDE: grass clippings, tree and shrub trimmings, leaves, and weeds.
DO NOT INCLUDE garbage, trash, animal waste, or building material.