Feb 7, 2024


Draft Mitigation Plan - Overland Drainage of Western Clay (including Willow Stream and Black Brant Dr.)

See attached draft mitigation and improvement plan for the overland drainage of Western Clay (including Willow Stream & Black Brant Drive).

Publish date: February 7, 2024; 4:16 P.M.


Nov 9, 2023


2024 Adopted Town Budget & Budget Message

See attached. 


Oct 13, 2023


Trash Collection and Importance of Covered Trash Containers

As a reminder, please be sure your trash containers have lids and the trash is covered at all times, especially during rainy weather. This extra water adds unnecessary weight which can result in an injury to yourself or someone else upon being moved. The hauler has been having issues with trash cans being full of water, thus when they dump the trash, their hopper becomes overloaded. As the truck stops and starts for pick-ups, the water will spill out over the top of the truck resulting in a sludge-type mixture which ultimately spills on the roadway; this is unpleasant for everyone. As well, additional water weight contributes to the reduction of fuel efficiency and increasing waste costs. On occasion, some refuse may even spill out on the road and the hauler is unaware as he pulls forward. Note: The Town of Clay discourages the hauler from compressing their trucks in residential neighborhoods and asks them to ensure all seals are functioning and up to date.

The following are a FEW good reasons to KEEP A LID on your trash:

1) A closed container keeps water out. Containers with water will make the cans heavier and ultimately that water is deposited into the truck creating unnecessary fluid and weight (as mentioned above). If this water were to freeze, the garbage could also freeze to the container and the hauler is unable to empty
the trash can.
2) A closed container will help keep your yard and neighborhood cleaner.
3) A closed container keeps the wind out and avoids trash blowing in yards and streets.
4) A closed container keeps birds and other unwanted animals out as they are attracted to garbage and contribute to littering.
5) A closed container keeps flies out. Infestations occur when a fly gets into a certain area and lays eggs.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Sep 22, 2022


Shape-up Veterans Program

The Onondaga County Executive recently announced the creation of the SHAPE UP for Veterans Program. This program will allow income qualified Veterans grant funding to assist in home repairs to keep Veteran residents in their home. Note: Funding is limited. Below is the website link to learn more about this program and how to apply.

Jan 13, 2022


2024 Brush Cards

Dear Town of Clay Resident:

For the calendar year 2024, your brush will be picked up each week by Superior Waste Removal under contract with the Town of Clay.

Holiday Pick-up: The weeks of Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving- if your collection day falls on or after an observed holiday your collection day will be the day after the normal pick-up day and will return to normal schedule the following week.  Unless otherwise noted all other holidays will remain on regular schedule.  Holidays that fall on the weekend will not be observed during the week. 

  • Limbs will be collected provided they are bundled and tied together (twine and rope ONLY), less than five feet long and less than 50 pounds in weight. Limbs shall have a diameter no greater than 6 inches. Removal and disposal of trees are the sole responsibility of the property owner and are not under the brush contract.
  • The preferred method of disposal is to use paper lawn and leaf bags or burlap (not to exceed 50lbs) as both will be wholly disposed in the truck. The use of trash cans or other rigid plastic containers is at the discretion of the homeowner. 
  • Yard waste will not be collected from: cardboard boxes, metal/plastic barrels, collapsible wire bags or wheelbarrows.
  • Plastic bags may not be used either inside or outside of the rigid containers.
  • Items should not be placed in any manner that obstructs traffic, pedestrians, or drainage.   
  • Torn, ripped or overweight bagged items will not be collected.
  • Items must be placed in a manner easily visible and accessible.
  • Dirt/Sod must be removed from plant roots.  Dirt/Sod will not be disposed of as brush.
  • All potted plants shall be removed from their container (pot). The container will not be collected as part of this service.

Items that will not be collected include: pumpkins, rocks, rubbish, refuse, recyclables, landscaping fabric, construction materials, furniture, appliances, sinks, tubs, white goods, carpet and other appliances, tires, batteries, automobile parts, or brush from other districts. Any of these items mistakenly left at the curb will not be picked up and according to Town regulations, must be removed from the street side before 6 p.m. on collection day.

 Please remember, should you have any of these items or any other service requests feel free to contact us for a quote.


Most questions or complaints can be handled directly with Superior Waste Removal at (315) 672-3174 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Please leave a message if prompted.  If we are not able to assist or resolve the issue, contact the Town of Clay, Supervisor Damian M. Ulatowski’s Office at (315) 652-3800 ext. 162 or email at