Dept. of Public Works (DPW)

19 South Franklin Street
Cortland, New York 13045

Chris Bistocchi, Superintendent

Office Hours: 7 am - 3 pm, Monday through Friday

Phone: (607) 756-6221


Trash Pickup

Trash must be in “City of Cortland” trash bags and at the curb by 7 am per the City Code. You may put trash out as early as 5 pm the day prior to your trash day. For information about your trash day, download Trash Collection Map or call the DPW office.

Our phone number is also on the City trash bags. Our current hauler is Casella Waste Systems.



Recycle bins must also be at the curb by 7 am on trash day.


Street Lights Out

To report damaged or malfunctioning street lights, please submit this form.

Questions / Problems

Please call the DPW at (607) 756-6221. If we can't take care of your question or problem, we will direct you to the correct department.

Department of Public Works Commission meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Armory Building located at 25 Wheeler Ave.