Christmas Tree Disposal
The Town of Union will accept Christmas trees from Town residents for recycling at the following location (Grippen Park) durning normal business hours, please follow signs for drop off points. Please do not leave plastic bags on the trees.
Leaf Pickup
The Town of Union Highway Department provides loose leaf pickup around the middle of October.

Leaves only should be deposited in the roadway (no branches or brush).  Do not put leaves in drainage ditches, according to Local Law 12-1. 

Leaf pickup will continue, weather permitting, until collection is complete. The Highway Dept. collects loose leaves in the fall only. Debris from spring clean up as well as any leftover from fall must not be deposited in the roadway. Residents are required to put debris in cans for yard waste pickup (see Refuse Dept.).
Snow & Ice Removal
ATTENTION THERE IS NO PARKING ON ANY ROADWAY IN THE TOWN OF UNION AFTER A 2” SNOWFALL. VIOLATORS ARE SUBJECT TO BEING TICKETED AND/OR TOWED AT THE OWNERS EXPENSE. The Town provides snow & ice control to promote safe vehicular travel during the winter months. Snow removal efforts include snow plowing and, when necessary in congested areas, loading snow into trucks to be hauled away. Town crews plow main roads first, and then the secondary roads. Chapter 214 of Town Highway Law allows for a $ 100.00 penalty for depositing snow and ice on any road or highway. In addition, Highway Law, Section 319, Article 11, states that municipalities are not responsible for damage to any mailboxes.
Stormwater Information
What is stormwater? Stormwater is rain and snow melt that runs off surfaces such as rooftops, paved streets, highways, and parking lots. Stormwater carries sediment, oil, grease, nitrogen, phosphorus, and other pollutants into storm drains and then, untreated, into nearby waterbodies. Because most stormwater drainage systems provide no treatment, preventing contamination of stormwater is crucial to ensure that pollutants do not enter waterways. Improperly managed stormwater runoff is also a leading cause of flooding, which can lead to property damage, cause road safety hazards, and clog catch basins and culverts with sediment and debris.

Broome-Tioga Stormwater Coalition:  The Town of Union is one of 15 designated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) located in the Counties of Broome and Tioga that must prepare and implement a stormwater management program to comply with state and federal stormwater regulations. These municipalities recognize that watersheds and separate sewer systems cross municipal boundaries and that collaborative efforts addressing local stormwater issues saves time, money and energy. As a result, the MS4s entered into an agreement to form the Broome-Tioga Stormwater Coalition and work together to address local stormwater issues and meet the requirements of state and federal stormwater regulations. To find out more information about stormwater, state and federal stormwater regulations or the Broome-Tioga Stormwater Coalition, visit the BTSC’s website, Storms, Catch Basins, Drainage Channels, Creeks & Streams Residents are reminded that it is illegal to dump any debris, i.e. yard waste, wood, etc. into any catch basin, drainage channel, creek or stream. In high water situations debris washes downstream and plugs catch basins, sluice pipes and small bridges which cause flooding.

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BTSC 2022-2023 MS4 Annual Report
Street Construction
Milling and resurfacing, or rehabilitation work is performed on streets that are deemed to be in poor condition. Residents are notified in advance of work that may interfere with their use of the street. Before major street rehabilitation work begins, other utilities are notified.
Street Repair
Pothole repair is an ongoing aspect of the Town's street maintenance program. Repairs include the patching of potholes, depressions, bumps, and pavement edge defects to streets. Inquiries or Concerns: Individuals with concerns about pothole repair or who wish to report the location of a pothole may call the Highway Department at 786-2955.
Street Sweeping
All streets in the Town are flushed and swept annually. Early season sweeping begins in the spring, as sweepers clean the debris that accumulated during the winter months. Streets are swept on a rotational cycle to accommodate all residents. Inquiries or Concerns: Individuals with concerns about street sweeping may call the Highway Department at 786-2955.