Highway Superintendent: Mark Pigula
4334 Milton Avenue
Camillus, NY 13031
4600 W. Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13219
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Phone: (315) 672-5556
Fax: (315) 672-3736
PLEASE NOTE: The Highway Department will be closed on July 5. If you have an emergency on July 5, please contact the Supervisor's Office at 488-1234.
Highway Department maintains all Town roads including paving & repair, snow removal, street sweeping, and signage. In addition, the Highway Department picks up residential brush & leaves, and runs a composting facility at the Highway Department. Recyclable metals may also be picked up (by appointment only). Construction and demolition materials should be taken to the C&D Landfill.
The Highway Department takes great pride in Camillus. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please call the office Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 672-5556 or 672-3081. In case of an emergency outside of those business hours, please call 487-0102.
The Highway Department has a supply of the OCRRA's blue recycling bins. These bins are located outside the office building at the Highway Department complex on Milton Ave. and may be picked up 24 hours a day.
The Highway Department picks up recyclable metal objects every two weeks on an appointment only basis. We can only pick up clean metal such as steel, iron and aluminum. The Highway Department cannot pick up anything with Freon, paint, oils or other liquids in it.
Leaves and brush are picked up twice a month on the following weeks: January 8th & 22nd, February 5th & 19th, March 4th & 18th, April 8th & 22nd, May 6th & 20th, June 3rd & 17th, July 8th & 22nd, August 5th & 19th, September 9th & 23rd, October 7th & 21st. The leaves and brush should be placed at the edge of the property in large paper bags, boxes, or cans (nothing in plastic bags will be picked up). Larger piles will be noted and slated for later pickup with grapple equipment. The Highway Department does not pick up grass clippings. Brush piles should be no greater than five feet in length, six inches in diameter, with no metal or other materials attached to it, and placed out in separate piles. The Highway Department does not offer any special pickups. Please do not put yard waste in the road; it is hazardous and illegal!
Please note that Town law prohibits the Highway Department from picking up yard waste produced by a commercial contractor. Any such yard waste must be removed by the contractor or the homeowner. The Highway Department will only remove yard waste produced by the homeowner, which meets the requirements outlined above.
Orchard Village, Thornton Tract, Richlee Tract, Knowell Road, Bennett Road, Weldon Village, Hinsdale Road, Elm Hill Tract, and Milton Avenue from Hinsdale Road west to the Village
Pioneer Farms, Weatheridge, Barclay Rd., Blackmore Tract, Tadsworth Circle, Oakridge Drive area, Kasson Rd., Stanley Manor east to Weldon Rd., Scenic Hills Tract
Dunning Dr., Richards Rd. east to Onondaga Rd. including Old Fairmount, Milton Ave. east from Hinsdale Rd. to the Town line, West Genesee St.
Whedon Rd., Hidden Knolls, Fairmount Hills east including Onondaga Rd
Gifford Dr. area including Westlind, Olin Dr., Westholm, Granger Rd. area, Warners Rd. area, Horan Rd. area, Westover Tract, Greenfield Village, VanBuren Rd., Edgewood Gardens, West Hill area, Lyons Rd. area
NOTE: If your regular yard waste pick up day falls on a holiday when there is no garbage service, the waste will be picked up on the next weekday and the schedule for the rest of the week will not change.
Fall Leaf Pickup:
The Highway Department canvasses the Town three times each Fall to pick up loose leaves. The pickup dates are not set until several weeks in advance due to the many varying conditions that may affect the process. Leaves may be left loose and should be raked to the edge of your property. If you miss the fall pickup, your leaves may be placed into paper bags or boxes for the regular weekly pickup.
Placing leaves in the road is hazardous and illegal!
Please just rake them to the edge of your property.
2012 Fall Leaf Pickup Schedule:
Please note, dates and locations may vary due to weather conditions and any other situations that may occur. After the completion of the following scheduled program, any and all other pick-ups will be at the discretion of the Highway Department.
October 29-31 / November 15-19
Kasson Road West to the Elbridge Town line between West Genesee Street and Howlett Hill Road.
November 1-5 / November 20-26
Hinsdale Road West to the Van Buren Town line between West Genesee Street and Warners Road / Van Buren Road and Winchell Road.
November 7-9 / November 27- 30
Kasson Road East to the Geddes Town line between West Genesee Street and Gulf Road.
November 12-14 / December 3-5
Hinsdale Road East to the Solvay / Geddes line between West Genesee Street and Warners Road/ Belle Isle Road and Thomas Avenue
The Town Highway Department recycles and composts everything picked up. The Town’s composting facility is located at 4334 Milton Avenue, at the Highway Department complex. Residents may dispose of materials for composting or pick up compost for their own use between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. During the summer months, these services are also available on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wood chips are also available for residents’ use free of charge.
Some of the roadways within the Town limits fall under the jurisdiction of the Village of Camillus, Onondaga County or New York State, not the Town of Camillus’ Highway Department.
Village of Camillus Roads
All roads within the limits of the Village of Camillus are maintained by the Village’s Highway department. For assistance related to any those roads, please contact the Village of Camillus at 672-3484.
Onondaga County Roads
The following is a list of roads within the Town of Camillus that are maintained by Onondaga County. For assistance related to any of these roads, please call the Onondaga County Department of Transportation at either their Pottery Road location - 484-1550 or their Marcellus location - 673-1681.
Airport Road, Armstrong Road, Belle Isle Road, Bennett Road, Bennetts Corners Road, Camillus Skaneateles Road (Route 321), Canal Road, DeVoe Road, Flat Rock Road, Gere Lock Road, Hinsdale Road, Howlett Hill Road, Kasson Road, Limeledge Road, Lyons Road, Lyons Road Extension, Martisco Road, Milton Avenue, Munro Road, Newport Road, Pottery Road, Thomas Avenue (partial), Thompson Road, Van Buren Road, Warners Road, West Genesee Street, Winchell Road
New York State Roads
The following is a list of roads within the Town of Camillus that are maintained by New York State. For assistance related to any of these State maintained roads, please call the New York State Department of Transportation at 672-8151.
Camillus-Marcellus Road (Route 174), West Genesee Turnpike, Onondaga Road
Road Sand & Stone Clean Up
Sand and stone should be raked straight into the road for pickup. Do not create piles or cover the catch basins with stones, leaves or debris as this may cause flooding. Do not pile the stones – they are a hazard to pedestrians, and vehicles and cannot be effectively picked up by the sweeper. You could be held liable if there is an accident!
Snow accumulation is monitored and evaluated throughout the day and night, ensuring the most effective use of resources and the best possible snow removal response. Plowing typically begins in the very early morning hours and continues throughout the day and evening as warranted.
To facilitate snow removal efforts, the Town of Camillus prohibits on-street parking on Town roadways from December 1st to April 1st between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Resident’s trashcans should be placed at the end of their driveway, rather than in the road. This is especially true during the winter months, when trashcans placed in the road may be hit by snowplows or creates other traffic hazards.
Some mailboxes may be taken down or damaged because of snow removal processes. Sometimes, through no fault of the Town or resident, the post has simply rotted and the weight of the snow hitting it knocks it down.
According to the State Attorney General's Opinion No. 99-1, when a property owner places his or her mailbox in the Town's right-of-way, the Town is not liable for damage to the mailbox if such damage is caused by non-negligent snow removal activities. Whether the Town is responsible for damage to a reasonably placed mailbox is a question of fact relating to the conduct of the snow removal activities.
It has been the policy of the Town of Camillus Highway Department to replace mailboxes and posts taken down or damaged during snow removal. However, it is suggested that you replace any expensive or fancy mailboxes or posts with a basic mailbox and post as these are the only types provided for repair and replacement.