Trash & Brush
The weekly trash pickup in the Town of Manlius is performed by Syracuse Haulers. Learn the guidelines for trash pickup by visiting the Trash Pickup page. If you would like to enroll in the Town of Manlius Trash District for service, please contact our Trash and Brush Coordinator, Sharon Lake.
Residents wishing to obtain an extra tote for their garbage must contact Syracuse Haulers directly by calling 315-426-6771. Syracuse Haulers will provide you with additional pricing and delivery information.
Not sure if an item is recyclable? Find a printable version of Onondaga County’s recycling rules here. Still stuck? Visit www.OCRRA.org to look up your item on a searchable database. You can also email email@example.com or call OCRRA at (315) 453-2866 for help. Here is guidance for recyclable items we’re asked about often: cardboard boxes, phone books, paperback books, catalogs and magazines and plastic containers.
There are several items that don’t belong in your curbside bin but can be dropped off for recycling, including batteries, televisions and other e-waste, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermostats and thermometers, leftover paint and plastic grocery bags.
NOTE: empty paint cans, latex or oil based, belong in the trash where they will ultimately be recovered for recycling. Never place empty paint cans in the recycling bin.
The 2024 brush collection season begins the week of April 1, 2024! The general brush collection will continue bi-weekly through the week of December 23, 2024. There will be two live Christmas tree pickups during January 2024: the weeks of January 6th and January 20th. Please note that the two January Christmas tree pickups will be for Christmas trees only. If you have a Christmas tree left over from the 2023 tree pickup season you may put it out for pickup when the 2024 season begins in April.
Town of Manlius residents not residing in a village and who wish to have brush pick-up must be enrolled with the Town of Manlius to receive service. To learn more, visit the Brush Pickup page and contact our Trash and Brush Coordinator, Sharon Lake.
Find guidelines for items that require special preparation or separation from your curbside recycling and trash including, large furniture, fiberglass, helium tanks, household hazardous waste, fire extinguishers, needles and other sharps, propane tanks, and more!
- Who may join the Town of Manlius Trash/Brush Districts?
Any Town of Manlius residential property owner of a 3-family or less home and who does not live inside any of the Villages of Fayetteville, Manlius or Minoa. If you live in any of these villages, you must contact your local Department of Public Works for information on your trash and/or brush districts. For more information, please contract the Town of Manlius Trash and Brush Coordinator at (315) 637-8815.
- What is the cost for being in the Town of Manlius Trash and /or Brush Districts?
The annual charge for trash enrollment is $361 for a single family, $722 for a two-family and $1083 for a three-family house. Brush enrollment is $65.10.
The charge(s) after enrolling is/are for the district(s) you are enrolled in will appear annually on your January property tax bill. If you join mid-year, there is a prorated charge for the Trash District only; there is no proration for mid-year brush enrollment.
- If I cancel my trash and/or brush enrollment during a year, will I get a reimbursement?
Once enrolled there is no mid-year cancellation/reimbursement. In order to no longer have a trash and/or brush charge, you must notify the Town of Manlius Coordinator in writing by September 1 to cancel either of these services and the effective date will be January 1 of the following year.
- Who do I call for assistance when I have a problem with my trash and/or brush collection?
For trash and/or brush pickup problems please call Syracuse Haulers first to try to resolve your problem. If you do not obtain a solution to your problem please contact the Town of Manlius Trash and Brush Coordinator.
- Does Syracuse Haulers provide me with a trash can(s)?
Syracuse Haulers will provides residents with the standard 95 gallon carts, one trash and one recycling. If you are interested in smaller totes or an additional set, you will need to contact Syracuse Haulers to request them, their phone number is (315) 426-6771.
If containers have not been delivered to you, please contact Sharon Lake at (315) 637-8815 to make sure you are signed up for trash service.
- How do I put my trash/recyclables for disposals?
To have your trash and recycling picked up, wheel the provided garbage carts to the end of your driveway and turn them so that the handle is facing your house. Syracuse Hauler's equipment requires spacing between the two carts to allow the arm to grab them. The containers should closed all the way to ensure all the contents make it in to the truck. If you have additional trash that doesn't fit in the containers, you can contact Syracuse Haulers at (315) 426-6771 to arrange for additional pickup for a fee.
- How do I put out my yard waste for disposal?
ALL YARD WASTE MUST BE CONTAINED AND/OR BUNDLED. LOOSE PILES OF YARD WASTE WILL NOT BE PICKED UP. There is no limit on the amount of brush you may put out. If you are planning on having a lot to dispose of on a pick-up day please give Syracuse Haulers a ‘heads up’. The weight limit for brush/yard waste is 50 pounds per container. Please do not use plastic bags to hold your yard waste. Use either the biodegradable paper bags and/or rigid containers (even an old trash can is acceptable. Make sure the lid is off so that the hauler knows it is brush and not trash). Sticks/branches must either be in a rigid container or bundled with string or hemp twine. No wire please. In addition, any sticks/branches must not exceed five (5) feet in length or three (3) inches in diameter. Anything bigger requires a fee for pick-up. In this situation, please contact Syracuse Haulers to find out the charge and to arrange a pick-up date. Another option for disposing of your branches and trunk pieces is to take them to the Town of Manlius Highway Department where, from 6:30am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday. There is an area available to dump these items at no charge. Please contact the Town of Manlius Highway Department at 315-656-3090 for more information (absolutely no landscapers are allowed to dump at the Town of Manlius Highway Garage.)
- By what time of day am I required to have my trash/brush out for collection?
Your trash/recyclables and/or brush must be out by 6 am on your collection day, or the night before. Syracuse Haulers can come anywhere from 6:00am to 5:00 pm on the day of your pick-up. There may be two different trucks that pick up the trash and recyclables (one for trash and perhaps a different truck for recyclables). Please remember that if your trash and/or yard waste is put out after the hauler has been through your area you will have to wait for your next pick-up day. It is very important to have your trash and yard waste out no later than 6 am of your pick-up day.
- Is there any kind of a limit to how much trash, recyclables and brush I can put out for a pick-up day?
All trash and recycling must fit within the provided carts and the lid must close. Regarding the brush, there is no actual limit. However if you are planning on having an unusually large amount, please contact Syracuse Haulers before your pick-up day to give them a heads up.
- What do I do when I have a household item to dispose of that does not fall into the category of "normal household trash"?
There is no official large- item- pick-up day in the Town of Manlius (for residences located outside of a village). For a fee, Syracuse Haulers and OCRRA can help you dispose of most of these items. Please contact either for details and fees. FYI: any item(s) you want to dispose of through OCRRA must be transported to them. They do not pick up items. Visit their website for guidance or call (315) 453-2866. If you would like to have Syracuse Haulers come to your residence to take something away call them, tell them what you have to dispose of and they will tell you the cost and when they will be there to pick it up.
Town of Manlius Highway Department
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