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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Listed below are the general rules for Bliss Environmental Services Inc. the City's contractor, follows when it provides collection service to qualified properties with in the inside district of the City.

Please contact the City at 339-7778 with general questions.

  • Collection: Waste is collected between the hours of 7:00AM and 6:00PM.
  • Holidays: If collection days are changed due to a holiday. Bliss Environmental Services, the City's Contractor, will run an advertisement in the Rome Daily Sentinel for two consecutive days prior to the holiday. The advertisement will appear on page 2,3 or 4.
  • Garbage: Residential properties can place a 100 gallons of garbage per residence per week. It must be properly contained and each containers cannot exceed 50 pounds. Commercial properties are limited to eight regulation containers per collection.
  • Recyclables: All groups of recyclables properly placed out for collection will be collected each week or per collection. No limit on the amount place out for collection.
  • Bulk: one bulk item (i.e. couch, mattress, table, refrigerator, car or small truck tire, etc.) will be collected each week. The item must be of weight and size that two men can carry.
  • Construction and Demolition Debris: Residential properties can place one container of construction and demolition debris out for collection per week. Containers cannot weight more than 50 pounds. Lumber or metal cannot exceed 4 feet in length. Any material generated by a contractor is not acceptable.
  • Collection Concerns: All concerns, comments or questions relative to refuse collection should be directed to the City of Rome at 339-7778. The City maintains a written log of concerns.
  • Green Waste: The City, provides this service during the months of April - October. The start and end dates and specific rules are announced in the Rome Sentinel in the spring and fall.
  • Electronic Waste: The City will no longer collect electronic waste at the curb. Electronic waste is defines as any corded appliance such as lamps, televisions, and computers. Residents and businesses can drop off electronic waste to be recycled at the City Yard Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

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Rome City Yard
132 Race Street
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: (315) 339-7778
John Gerace
Senior Clerk
Phone: (315) 339-7774
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