Recycling and Refuse
The Village of Black River participates in a mandatory recycling program in conjunction with Jefferson County. This program allows the reuse of materials, cuts down on our landfill space, and helps defer the cost the Village pays for the disposal of solid waste.
Recyclables are collected the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. Please put recyclables at the curb by 8 a.m. Thursday or no sooner than 7:00 p.m. the evening before. Please separate by category and only clean recyclables will be collected.
The following is a list of both acceptable and unacceptable items:
Bottles, jugs, containers & tubs with caps removed.
> No styrofoam, plastic bags or automotive oil containers
Bottles and jars with caps removed (no need to separate by color)
> Glass must be empty and rinsed. No broken glass, windows, dishes, light bulbs.
Metal food cans, aluminum food and beverage cans
> Containers must be empty and rinsed
Newspaper, junk mail, magazines, paperback books and shredded paper
> No paper plates or cups, tissue, hardcover books
Corrugated cardboard boxes, brown paper bags
> No wax, plastic, styrofoam or metal coating
Cereal & food boxes (keep separate from corrugated cardboard)
> No paper plates, cups or tissue
Electronic Waste will no longer be collected by the Village you may dispose of these items at the Jefferson County Transfer site on NYS Rt. 12.
Please see the flyer below. For further questions you may call the transfer site at 785-9072.
Electronic Waste Disposal Flyer
Household garbage is collected every Monday (Tuesday in the event of a Village-observed holiday) and must be in clear or white garbage bags. Garbage must be placed by the street no later than 8:00 a.m. the day of collection but no earlier than 7:00 p.m. the night before. The following items cannot be collected:
The Village has recently purchased a device for the garbage truck that lifts and empties garbage cans mechanically, the device requires a tipper can. These cans are encouraged for households that generate large amounts of garbage. The cans resemble the one pictured below and can be purchased at your local home improvement retailer.
PLEASE NOTE: VILLAGE ORDINANCE PROHIBITS IMPORTATION OF GARBAGE FROM OUTSIDE THE VILLAGE. SUCH GARBAGE WILL NOT BE COLLECTED AND VIOLATORS MAY BE PENALIZED PURSUANT TO VILLAGE STATUTE.
Village Observed Holidays
New Year's Day