The Utica Common Council will be considering legislation to improve green waste pickup in the City.

Mayor Robert Palmieri says the legislation would update the City's outdated ordinance regarding green waste pickup.

Palmieri says the proposal would allow bulk green waste to be placed at the curb for a 45 day period in the spring, instead of 30 days.

I have spoken to countless residents regarding green waste over the past several weeks and they have told me that 30 days was not enough time to properly dispose of their green waste, especially given the weather we experienced this year.  The residents are right, and that is why I am proposing legislation to extend bulk green waste to 45 days to provide our residents more time and better services.” said Palmieri.

The legislation would allow for the start of the 45 day time period to be determined at the discretion of DPW Commissioner Dave Short.

The current 30 period for the spring runs from April 15 to May 15th.

The DPW will do one last bulk green waste pickup throughout the City this week starting Monday night in East Utica.

After that, all green waste must be containerized.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX