The Town does not provide a garbage pickup service. Resident garbage and waste removal vendors serving the town of Penfield can be found in the phone book or by web search.
Household Hazardous Waste
The Monroe County Department of Environmental Services, the Towns of Penfield and Webster, and the Village of Webster join forces to hold an annual appointment-only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection that alternates between the Webster DPW, 1005 Picture Parkway, Webster, NY 14580 and Penfield DPW, 1607 Jackson Road. The next HHW collection in 2022 will be in Penfield, date TBA.
For immediate needs, Monroe County offers other collections throughout the year at the Monroe County ecopark. For more information, or for business waste disposal options, go on-line at http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark
To ensure safety and reduce waiting times, appointments are required at all HHW collections. To schedule an appointment, go online to http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark . Webster residents should call 872-1443 and Penfield residents can call 340-8710, Monday – Friday: 7 am – 3:30 pm. Household Hazardous Waste collection is open to all Monroe County residents. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.
Most HHW (paint, flammable, and other chemicals from home-use) is safe when used and stored properly. When they become unwanted and are disposed of improperly, these household wastes can become environmental hazards.
Up to 30 gallons of the following materials will be accepted per appointment at no charge:
- Oil-based & Latex Paint (for 1/3 gallon or less of latex paint: discard lid, add kitty litter, let dry, place can in the trash)
- Wood Stain & Preservatives
- Automotive Fluids (antifreeze; brake, power steering, and transmission fluids)
- Pesticides & Fertilizers
- Flammable Products (gasoline, kerosene, thinners, strippers, solvents)
- Household Cleaners (liquid soaps & waxes, drain cleaners, etc.)
- Driveway Sealer
- Pool & Photo Chemicals
- Rechargeable (Ni-Cad) & Button Batteries
- Mercury (thermometers, thermostats)
- Syringes/Sharps (safely packaged)
Do Not Bring: used motor oil & vehicle batteries (contact service station or retailer); Pharmaceutical wastes, Propane tanks (permanent HHW facility only), cans with dried paint (if it rattles when shaken – remove lid and place in trash); empty containers (trash or recycle); everyday alkaline batteries (trash); glazing/spackle & joint compounds (trash).
Leaf Disposal Information
The Town of Penfield does not provide leaf pick-up due to the cost of the service, including equipment, labor, and landfilling. Residents are encouraged to mulch and/or compost leaves when possible. If you have a volume of leaves that prohibits mulching, there are many landscapers in and around the Penfield area that provide pick-up service at a cost that is much lower than what the Town could achieve.
To identify landscape contractors that provide leaf pick-up services in Penfield, use your favorite Internet search engine or business phone directory. The Town of Penfield does not endorse any particular individual or contractor and encourages residents to check references, shop for the best price, and understand the services to be rendered for the cost of the service.
IMPORTANT: Contractors offer a range of services from leaf raking and removal to curbside leaf pick-up. Please do not place leaves in gutters or catch basins so water may flow freely into stormwater drains. Blocked storm drains may cause localized neighborhood flooding
Pharmaceuticals and Sharps
Residents are encouraged not to flush pharmaceuticals down the toilet nor throw them in the trash. Studies have shown that chemicals from the medication seep into the water supply and cause long-term public health consequences.
The following locations as designated collection points:
- Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Substations
- Police Departments in Fairport, East Rochester, Greece, Brighton, Ogden, Brockport, Webster, Irondequoit, and Gates
- Monroe County Ecopark
Waste from pharmacies, veterinary offices, and pharmaceutical businesses are not accepted at any of these waste drop-offs. All medications will be destroyed by an incineration process that is overseen by law enforcement. No appointments are needed.
Link to additional resources at Monroe County Eco-Park Pharmaceutical Collections / Sharps.
PENFIELD RESIDENTS ONLY!
Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM (except holidays) at the DPW complex, 1607 Jackson Rd. Penfield residents only. Sign-in is required inside the highway office at the time of drop-off.
Accepted: Branches and shrubs only.
- Large stumps
- Grass clippings
- Concrete or other debris
*No contractors - unless the resident is with them and shows an ID
Waste Drop Off
Search Town Calander for "Drop-Off" for Dates and Times
Held annually at the Department of Public Works complex, 1607 Jackson Road.
MATERIALS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED: HOUSEHOLD items - furniture, appliances (including refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners), lawnmowers (fluids drained), car tires (limit four), vehicle batteries, broken concrete, brush.
MATERIALS THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED: HOUSEHOLD electronics (including TVs, computers, monitors, copiers), propane tanks, grass clippings, leaves, chemical drums, hazardous materials, gasoline, motor oil, paint, and driveway sealer. For items of this nature and more, see Monroe County Eco-parks “locator” at http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark.
Monroe County's Ecopark facility at 10 Avion Drive (near the airport) accepts recyclable material year-round. Ecopark is a joint effort between Monroe County and Waste Management that provides county residents with a one-stop drop-off to dispose of or recycle many items. Go to www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark to learn more.
- To view/search by type of material goes to http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark/all.php.
- For curbside recycling services please contact your waste hauler for details.
Christmas Tree Recycling
The Town of Penfield takes natural (non-artificial) Christmas trees after the holiday season to be recycled. Trees can be dropped off at any time just to the right of the DPW facility gate, around the sign "X-Mas Trees."
Trees can also be included in the brush drop-off.