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Highway Department

The Town of Lockport Highway Department is responsible for plowing, paving and maintenance of town roads. Provided services also include drainage ditch maintenance, roadside mowing and traffic signs on town roads. Brush pickup is provided on all roads within the Town of Lockport. The town contracts with Waste Management for garbage and recycling collection.

Highway Department Forms

Garbage and Recycling Schedules and Information

**Special Household Hazardous Waste Collection

State Senator Rob Ortt and our Niagara County Leaders invite the Niagara County community to a Special Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day

Town of Lockport Town Hall
6560 Dysinger Road (Enter from Old Beattie)                                   
Saturday, October 8, from 9 am to Noon

Must be a resident of Niagara County

ALL Event Registration Appointments MUST be completed through the link below
Click Event Registration | Hazman (hazmanusa.com) to sign up for your disposal time slot


Eligibility and Exclusions:
* The first 50-lbs of waste is covered by Niagara County and NYSDEC (Voucher program only) 
* All extra weight or excluded material is the responsibility of the generator 
* Only waste generated from homes is accepted – Not-for-profits, and businesses are excluded
* NOT ACCEPTED – Alkaline Batteries, Motor Oil, Electronics and Explosives
* ADDITIONAL FEES for Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Detectors and Propane Tanks 

Acceptable Items:
* Oil-based Paint/Wood Stains and Preservatives
* Automotive Fluids (Antifreeze, Brake, Power Steering and Transmission Fluids)
* Pesticides and Fertilizers (both Solid and Liquid)
* Flammable Products (Gasoline, Kerosene, Thinners, Strippers, Solvents, Glues, etc.)
* Household Cleaners (Soaps, Waxes, Drain Cleaners, etc.)
* Driveway and Roof Sealer
* Pool and Photo Chemicals                                         
* Mercury (Thermometers, Thermostats)
* Fluorescent Bulbs

Related Links:
Click Join Senator Rob Ortt on October 8th (nysenate.gov) to view the informational flyer

Click www.rethinkyourwaste.com for more recycling information or contact
Dawn M. Timm, Niagara County Environmental Coordinator
59 Park Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094
716.439.7242
recycling@niagaracounty.com

Brush Pickup

Brush will be picked up the 3rd Monday of the month between March-November. Please have it out before 7 am. No roots, stumps or limbs larger than 8″ in diameter. Brush must be piled neatly with cut end to the road. There will be no return trips to pick up brush.
Click here for details (PDF)

Town Road Work Permit Law

Please be advised that the Town of Lockport has a Town Road Work Permit Law in place which states, “No person (resident, partnership, firm, corporation, municipality, utility or any other entity) shall perform any work within the Right-of-Way of any town road or highway without first obtaining a Permit for such work from the Superintendent of Highways of The Town of Lockport.” Anyone planning construction should call the Town of Lockport Highway Office for information.

Culvert Pipes for Driveways and Front Yards

New-build driveway

  • Please come to the Highway Office to pick up and fill out a pipe permit.
  • $50.00 permit fee and $10.00 per lineal foot fee.
  • Highway Superintendent will determine size of pipe.
  • It is up to the resident to purchase pipe and stake out where the placement of the pipe should be.  
  • Once the fee is paid and the resident has the material delivered, the work will be done.
  • Call the Highway Office when the pipe is delivered.
  • The Town of Lockport Highway Department is not responsible for restoration of landscaping.

The Town of Lockport will only service culvert pipes located on town roads. For culverts located on state and county roads, residents must contact State or County Highway Departments for service. 

Non-New-build Driveway

  • Highway Superintendent will assess if culvert repair/replacement is feasible
  • Please come to the Highway Office to pick up and fill out a pipe permit.
  • $50.00 permit fee and $10.00 per lineal foot fee.
  • Highway Superintendent will determine size of pipe.
  • It is up to the resident to purchase pipe and stake out where the placement of the   pipe should be.  
  • Once the fee is paid and the resident has the material delivered, the work will be done.
  • Call the Highway Office when the pipe is delivered.
  • The Town of Lockport Highway Department is not responsible for restoration of landscaping.

Front-Yard Culvert Pipes

The Town limits the number of culvert pipes that are installed in front yards each year. Call as early as possible to be placed on a list of proposed projects. It will be the homeowner’s responsibility to complete and return the permit application and purchase the pipe needed.

Mailboxes

Here are some helpful guidelines to follow when placing your mailbox.

  • Position your mailbox 41″ to 45″ from the grounds surface to the bottom of the mailbox or point of mail entry.
  • Place your mailbox 6″ to 8″ back from the curb or edge of the road.
Diagram for mailbox installation

The Highway Department also recommends that Town residents that have a distinctive or custom mailbox replace it with a standard model during the winter months. This recommendation also applies to plastic mailboxes. These mailboxes become brittle in the cold weather and when the snow is thrown from the snowplow, the weight of the snow may damage the mailbox.

Mailbox Repair Policy

If your mailbox is damaged by the Town snowplows, please contact the Highway Department at 716.439.9522. It will be replaced with a standard mailbox only.

Invisible dog fences and sprinkler systems

The Town is not responsible for items placed in the right-of-way. Please do not place items (invisible fences, sprinklers, fencing, etc.) in the right-of-way.


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