Trash & Recycling

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

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

  • Collection: Waste is collected between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • 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 adults 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 or accept electronic waste. Electronic waste is defined as any corded appliance such as lamps, televisions, and computers. Residents and businesses can bring e-waste toe the Western Transfer Station on Perimeter Road at no charge. Click HERE for more information.

Additional Information Links:

  • Thursday Greens Pick-up Map #3: Whitesboro, Black River, Linden, Bloomfield, Sixth and Railroad are the perimeter boundaries for Green Waste pick-up in East Rome on Map #12
  • Thursday Greens Pick-up Map #2: Dominick, Sixth, Bloomfield, Floyd, Garden, Floyd Ave, Bell, Broadway, Park, Millbrook and Brennan are the perimeter boundaries for Green Waste pick-up in East Rome on Map #11
  • Thursday Greens Pick-up Map #1: Garden, Black River, Chestnut, Riverview, Lyndale, Crescent and Harding are the perimeter boundaries for Green Waste pick-up in North East Rome on Map #10
  • Wednesday Greens Pick-up Map #3: George, Erie Blvd., Canal and S James are the perimeter boundaries for Green Waste pick-up in South Rome on Map #9
  • Wednesday Greens Pick-up Map #2: George, Muck, Jay, Erie Blvd., Levitt and Liberty are the perimeter boundaries for Green Waste pick-up in Southwest Rome on Map #8
  • Wednesday Greens Pick-up Map #1: Erie Blvd., Gifford, Liberty, Cemetery, Embargo, Levitt, Court, and George are the perimeter boundaries for Green Waste pick-up in West Rome on Map #7
  • Tuesday Greens Pick-up Map #3: Black River Blvd, James, Liberty, George, Court, Madison, Turin, and Bloomfield are the perimeter boundaries for Green Waste pick-up in West Rome on Map #6
  • Tuesday Greens Pick-up Map #2: Court, Doxtator, Liberty, Levitt, Elm and Madison are the perimeter boundaries for Green Waste pick-up in West Rome on Map #5
  • Tuesday Greens Pick-up Map #1: Bloomfield, Turin, Maple, N. James, W. Chestnut, N. Madison and Black River Blvd are the perimeter boundaries for Green Waste pick-up in Central Rome on Map #4
  • Monday Greens Pick-up Map #3: Elm, Thomas, Jervis, Turin and Madison are the perimeter boundaries for Green Waste pick-up in North-West Rome on Map #3
  • Monday Greens Pick-up Map #2: Maple, Turin, Chestnut and James are the perimeter boundaries for Green Waste pick-up in North Rome on Map #2
  • Monday Greens Pick-up Map #1: Madison, Chestnut, Merrick, Halpin, Turin, Crestview, Potter, and James are the perimeter boundaries for Green Waste pick-up in North Rome on Map #1
  • Care for Carts
  • Rome New Recycling Program

Rome City Yard Contact Information:

132 Race Street
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: (315) 339-7778

John Gerace
Senior Clerk
(315) 339-7774
Email: John Gerace City Yard

Tom Jones
(315) 339-7774
Email: Tom Jones City Yard