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Snow and Ice Control

Salting and plowing of all town roads, some county roads, and some University at Buffalo roads.

Storm Water Control

Maintenance and cleaning of all storm sewers and flood control ditches.

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Town Road Maintenance

Sweeping, flushing, patching, resurfacing and reconstruction of roads, also curb and shoulder maintenance.

Fall Leaf Collection

Leaf collection doesn't start until October 15th. Pick-up and disposal of leaves out at the curb.

Traffic Lights and Road Signs

Installation and maintenance of all traffic signals, traffic control road signs, also road and crosswalk striping.

Street Lighting

Oversee maintenance and repair of street lights, gas and electric, in the town.

Mosquito Control

Population control of mosquitoes in the town.

Metal Recycling

For information on metal recycling please refer to the Solid Waste & Recycling Policies.

Brush Collection

Annual spring cleanup for unmanageable limbs, branches, and brush.

Annual Collection of Holiday Trees

The Highway Department will assist the Refuse Department in the pickup of holiday trees. Amherst residents may also drop off trees at the Amherst Compost Facility.

Ellicott Creek Overflow Channels

Clearing and growth cutting.


Planting, trimming and removal of trees on town property.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Mark Berke (Commissioner of Buildings).

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  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
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  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221