The following garbage pickup schedule will be in effect for the week of October 10 – 14, 2016.  

Monday October 10th


Tuesday October 11th

  • NORTHSIDE – Yardwaste 
  • SOUTHSIDE – Garbage 

Wednesday October 12th

  • NORTHSIDE – Garbage 
  • SOUTHSIDE – Yardwaste

Thursday October 13th

  • NORTHSIDE – Recyclables (Bottles, Cans, Plastic)
  • SOUTHSIDE – Garbage and Rubbish

Friday October 14th

  • NORTHSIDE – Garbage and Rubbish
  • SOUTHSIDE – Recyclables (Bottles, Cans, Plastic)

Alternate side of the street parking is suspended on both sides of the street on Monday, October 10th, 2016 for Columbus Day.

If you require additional information, contact the Department of Public Works at (914) 665 – 2300

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Street Resurfacing Project Update – June 15th

Street Resurfacing Project Update!
Tomorrow Thursday June 16th
There will be heavy traffic on Oak Street between N. Terrace Ave. and the Bronx River Parkway, during the hours of 9:30AM – 2:30PM.
Residents will be able to get to and from their homes but we ask the general public to avoid these streets, if possible. Thank you for your cooperation
‪#‎MVReady‬ ‪#‎CleanUpMV‬ ‪#‎MVDPW‬

Street Resurfacing Project Advisory! – Friday June 10th

Street Resurfacing Project Advisory!
Tomorrow Friday June 10th
There will be heavy traffic on Sandford Blvd. between Columbus Ave. & the Pelham Borderline, during 7:00AM – 3:00PM.
One lane in each direction will be open to traffic, with a traffic controller present. Residents will be able to get to and from their homes but we ask the general public to avoid these streets if possible. Thank you for your cooperation
#MVReady #CleanUpMV #MVDPW
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Street Resurfacing Project!

Our Street Resurfacing Project is now underway and has begun resurfacing dilapidated streets that have been neglected for way too long as well as streets filled with thousands of potholes from years of severe winter seasons.

The following streets are scheduled to be Milled & Paved for the upcoming days. Please follow the “No Parking” rule signs in these designated areas to help move the project along quickly and efficiently. Prior notifications will be sent out if there are any changes made to the schedule. Thank you for your cooperation.

Birch St. (Between Gramatan Ave. & N. Fulton Ave.) – Paving
Sandford Blvd. (Between Highland Ave. & Colonial Pl.) – Milling
FRIDAY – 6/10
Sandford Blvd. (Between Highland Ave. & Colonial Pl.) – Paving
MONDAY – 6/13
Harding Pkwy – (Between Central Pkwy. & N. Fulton Ave.) – Milling
TUESDAY – 6/14
Harding Pkwy – (Between Central Pkwy. & N. Fulton Ave.) – Paving
If you have any questions please contact – (914) 665 – 2300
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Storm Hardening Initiative

The City of Mount Vernon, in partnership with Con-Edison, is modernizing the electrical system throughout the City. This modernization and overall system upgrade are part of a Storm Hardening Initiative, meaning we are toughening our defenses against future storms.

The “Initiative” includes installing eighty-four (84) new and much stronger utility poles.
These new poles will employ smarter technology that minimizes outages while improving system reliability. Also, once up and running, the upgraded system provides additional power sources, so in the event of a power outage, the number of households without power will be decreased by at least 60%.

Work on installing the system will commence on Monday, May 16th, with an estimated duration of 4 to 6 months, depending on weather conditions.

For more information contact Con Ed Public Affairs at (914) 925 – 6361 or email them:

Mayor Thomas’s administration will publish updates on this and the other uplifting projects it has planned to make Mount Vernon a great place to live and work.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE – Zika Virus Information

Mayor Thomas detailed his action plan to prevent and combat Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases. His plan includes dispatching all city departments to address potential health hazards such as zombie homes, standing water, and significant overgrowth of grass and foliage; encouraging residents to clean up their properties and offering up a public hotline for residents to call with concerns. Take a look at FIVE ways to prevent the Zika Virus.

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MOBILE SHREDDER – Friday May 27th

Attention Attention!!! The Mobile Shredder will be returning to Mount Vernon. If you have any unwanted personal papers and documents you need to safely destroy such as:

  • Pre-approved credit card applications
  • Old credit card bills
  • Receipts
  • Bank statements
  • Old tax returns
  • Any other documents containing your name, address and other identifying information.

 Each resident may bring a maximum of (4) file boxes, approximately 10″ by 12″ by 15″ in size.

All paper must be free of clips, bindings, folders and files.

 No bound or hardcover ledger books are allowed!

When: Friday May 27, 2016
Location: 5th Avenue & 2nd Street (Parking Lot Across from Grace Baptist Church)
Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

May 27

SNOW STORM ADVISORY – General Information


#MVReady for Winter Storm

The City of Mount Vernon will declare a SNOW EMERGENCY and institute emergency procedures when snowfall is predicted to accumulate three (3) or more inches. This will allow City personnel to clear roadways and streets.

Parking restrictions go into effect when there is a SNOW EMERGENCY. There is no parking on any street designated as a “SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTE.”

Download Snow Emergency Routes Here 

Any vehicles parked on a SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTE during the Snow Emergency will be summonsed and towed. Otherwise, parking restrictions on residential streets will be lifted.

Residents are urged to travel only when necessary during a SNOW EMERGENCY. Your cooperation is needed and much appreciated to keep the public safe and facilitate an orderly removal of snow.

For more information, check the City’s website at or call 914-665-2460. On social media, use #MVReady to follow and participate in real time information on snow removal in your neighborhood.  You may also call “211” for further assistance from United Way.

You can also check the reverse sides of this flyer (below) and the Sanitation schedules issued by and available at the DPW office.





The following conditions determine enforcement of Snow Emergency within the city streets:

  1. Whenever snow falls in the city during any period of twenty four (24) hours or less to a depth of three (3) inches or more, impairing transportation of people, food, medical care, fire, health and police protection and other vital services and facilities to the city.

  1. Parking restrictions in aid of snow removal. It shall be unlawful to delay, hinder or obstruct any vehicle or equipment engaged in the operation of snowplowing or snow removal on the designated snow emergency streets.

  1. Impounding unattended or illegally parked vehicles. During such emergencies, any vehicle found to be parked or unattended on the snow emergency streets causing obstruction to traffic and snow removal operations shall be removed under the direction of Department of Public Works by means of towing. Such removal shall be at the risk of the owner of such vehicle.

The following streets have been designated Snow Emergency.

North & South Snow Emergency Streets



Columbus Avenue

Bronxville to 3rd Avenue

Fulton Avenue

Parkway South to East 3rd Street

Fourth Avenue

1st Street to 4th Street

4th Street to Sandford Blvd.

Eleventh Avenue

Bronx Line to Scott’s Bridge

Mount Vernon Avenue

Scotts Bridge to Yonkers Ave

North Fifth Avenue

W. 1st Street to W. Lincoln Avenue

Gramatan Avenue

Centre Street to 1st Street

East & West Snow Emergency Streets



Devonia Avenue

Gramatan Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Lincoln Avenue

Scotts Bridge to Columbus Avenue

Station Place to Pelham Line

Third Street

Warwick Avenue to Bronx Line

First Street

Fulton Avenue to Bronx Line

Sandford Boulevard

Mundy Lane to Highland Avenue

West to Bronx Line – Fulton Avenue

Fulton Avenue – East to Pelham

Oak Street

Lincoln Avenue to Yonkers Line

Stevens Avenue

Lincoln Avenue to Gramatan Avenue

Valentine Street

North 5th Avenue to West Lincoln Avenue

Prospect Avenue

North 3rd Avenue to North 5th Avenue

North 3rd Avenue to North Columbus Avenue

Fiske Place

Gramatan Avenue to North 3rd Avenue

Grand Street

Fleetwood Avenue to Westchester Avenue

Broad Street

Locust Street and Westchester Avenue


DPW EMERGENCY – (914) 665 – 2460 EMERGENCY TOWING – (914) 665 – 2500



Snow Storm Advisory – General Information (PDF Document)

Snow Emergency Routes Map