Sanitation Schedule & Information

For all service-related inquiries such as holiday schedules, extra pickups, cart replacement, missed pickups, acceptable recyclable materials listing, and all other general questions, please call 203-743-0405 or email Oak Ridge Waste and Recycling.

The Village of Pelham entered into a two-year agreement with Oak Ridge Waste and Recycling, for garbage, recycling, and organic waste collection in November 2019, with options to extend for up to an additional two years.

Residential and commercial services include the disposal of:

General Sanitation Information Summarized

View the sanitation map (PDF).

The Village is divided into Areas A and B for the pick-up schedules:

  • Area A: Pelville, Chester Park
  • Area B: Pelham Heights, Pelhamwood
  • Apartments/Commercial: Apartments and Homes on Fifth Avenue, Wolfs Lane, and Lincoln Avenue (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Garbage Pick-up)


  • Area A - Monday (See General Information for Items Accepted)
  • Area B - Tuesday
  • Apartments/Commercial - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday


  • Area A - Monday Twice a month (Please note: Tuesday on Holiday week September and October) ( See General Information for items Accepted)
  • Area B - Tuesday Twice a month (*Wednesday on Holiday week September and October*)
  • Apartments/Commercial - Every Wednesday (No bulk pickup for Commercial)


  • Area A - Every Thursday (See General Information for Items Accepted)
  • Area B - Every Friday
  • Apartments/Commercial - Every Thursday (Co-mingled and Paper)

Organic Yard Waste

  • Areas A and B:Every Wednesday of the month (April 14th through October 13th picked up by Oak Ridge Waste)
    • Organic is defined as all grass clippings, flowers, leaves, brushes, small branches, and twigs must be put in either a biodegradable paper bag or an open 30-35 gallon container. All bags and containers must be placed curbside for pick up on specified days only.
  • Areas A and B:Monday through Friday (March 15th through April 30th and October 15th through December 15th by the Department of Public Works ("DPW")
    • Spring and Fall Leaf Collection: Loose leaves only, other organic yard waste must be bagged. All loose leaves are to be placed curbside between March 15 and April 30 and again between October 15th and December 15th. The DPW picks up every day and works their way around the Village picking up a section at a time on a revolving basis. 
    • Please note: Christmas trees are picked up by the DPW at the curb from December 26th to January 31st. Trees must be bare of all ornaments, lights, and stands, no garlands, no wreaths. No organic pick-up between December 15 and March 15, all items must be held.

Items not accepted with organic yard waste pickups:

  • Garbage
  • Large tree branches (larger than 3 feet in length)
  • Logs
  • Pumpkins
  • Tree stumps

Christmas trees are picked up by the Department of Public Works at the curb from December 26th to January 31st. Trees must be bare of all ornaments, lights, and stands, with no garlands, and no wreaths.

Commercial Cardboard

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday


Contact us at 914-738-2015 or 9:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with questions regarding proper disposal and collection procedures.

Please also note: The Village of Pelham strives to ensure access to its programs, including Sanitation, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Any resident requiring ADA accommodation should contact us at 914-738-2015 or

2022 Holidays - No Collections

Normal collection procedures may be changed if they conflict with scheduled holidays.

  • Presidents Day - Monday, February 21st
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 30th
  • Fourth of July - Monday, July 4th
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 5th
  • Columbus Day - Monday, October 10th
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24th