Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works is responsible for storm/sanitary sewers, sanitation, snow/ice control, and the maintenance of streets, parking lots, public buildings, street lights, and other village-owned property. The Department is headed by a director working under the supervision of the Village Manager, and employs approximately 18 men, adding temporary help when necessary. The Department of Public Works' Garage on Southside Avenue houses the department's equipment.
Sanitation / Recycling
There are two collections every week, Monday/Tuesday for Garbage and Thursday/Friday for Recycling. The business district has daily collections. Currently garbage is hauled from Hastings to the compaction and transportation station at the Thruway in Yonkers.
Bulk refuse is picked up on your regular trash collection day (Monday/Tuesday) and bulk metal is picked up on Friday, both by Appointment Only. For pick-up of old appliances or bulk, residents may call 478-2171. A truck is available to receive garbage or bulk items at the Recycling Center on Southside Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 P.M. the first Saturday of every month.
In the Spring and Fall brush, yard waste and leaves are picked up on a regular schedule.
There is a recycling depot for metal, glass, and newspapers on Southside Avenue across from the garage. The Village also arranges for the recycling of old refrigerators ($10 fee), washing machines and stoves.
Hastings led the County in recycling in 1999,2000.
The Department is responsible for cleaning and snow, ice and leaf removal operations, and for keeping in repair approximately 32 miles of village-owned streets. Cleaning and snow removal for county and state roads within the village are provided under contract. Warburton Avenue and Farragut Avenue are county-owned and Broadway and Farragut Parkway is owned by the state. The Department is responsible for street lighting, maintenance of storm and sanitary sewers, street signs and the planting and care of trees on village streets. It is also responsible for the removal of dead and fallen trees.
The village does not own or operate any public utilities. Water is provided by the United Water Company, and gas and electricity by Con Edison. All municipal buildings, street lighting and the public schools are serviced by the New York State Power Authority.