When will the City provide litter baskets and dumpsters?
The City of Rochester provides public litter baskets at locations where litter has been a problem. Typically, these areas are associated with high pedestrian traffic (e.g., major bus stops, street corners, public buildings, commercial areas, etc.). The baskets are emptied at least once a week, depending on need. Litter baskets may not be used for disposal of residential or commercial refuse.
The City also allows community and neighborhood associations to use City-issued roll-off containers (commonly known as dumpsters) for special cleanup activities. The roll-off containers must be supervised by the agency requesting use of the container to ensure that it is not used for unauthorized purposes.
How do I make a request?
A request for new litter basket placement may be made by calling 311 (outside City limits, call (585) 428-5990),or making an online request .
A request to empty a full litter basket can be done by making an online request.
Requests for roll-off containers must be made in writing on agency stationary. Requests should list the planned use, date(s) that the container is needed, where the container will be placed, and a contact person. Requests may be sent to:
DES- Special Services
Re: Roll-off Container Request
945 Mount Read Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14606-2811
There are no additional fees associated with these services.