Bureau of Highways, Forestry & Grounds Maintenance

STORM DEBRIS - Updated 8/6/20

RESIDENTS:  Please place all storm debris (branches, tree trunks, etc.) at the curb and the Department of Public Works will begin removing it as soon as possible.  At this time, DPW is relaxing its requirements for cutting, bundling and tying branches through the week of 8/10/20*.

Please note:  Residents must call a landscaping or tree company to remove trees - or tree debris - that is on your property.  

*REGULARLY SCHEDULED BRUSH WEEK is next week:   (August 10-14, 2020.)  Please have all storm debris to the curb by your regularly scheduled brush day and it will be removed.  

After that - the City will be reverting back to it's regular guidelines for brush pick up.  Call 422-1202 if you have any questions.

POWER OUTAGES - If you have lost power you must call Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633) and register your outage with them.  They are recording all messages and tracking outages that are being reported to them.

If you are a customer with Life Support Equipment needs please make sure you are on notice with Con Edison for such service needs.  If you have not already registered please complete their Safety for Special Customers form and return it to Con Edison for future storms.

Highway Section (422-1202) or (422-1256)

The Highway Section inspects and performs all necessary maintenance, upgrades and repairs to the City's 140 miles of public roadway infrastructure.

Forestry Section (422-1202) or (422-1256)

DPW Forestry and the DPW Parks Maintenance Sections, take care of the plantings, maintenance and cleaning of all of our City parks, playing fields, recreation areas, and flower beds.

White Plains is proud to celebrate over 30 years as Tree City USA!

Parks Maintenance (422-1377)

The City's DPW has responsibility for the design, construction and maintenance of all City-owned parks, facilities, swimming pools, fountains, ice rink, tennis courts and hiking trails.

Parks maintained by DPW include

  • Baldwin Farms / Peckham Park
  • Bark Park
  • Battle Hill Playground
  • Battle of White Plains Park
  • Bryant / Mamaroneck Nature Trail
  • Chatterton Playground
  • Delfino Park
  • Druss Park
  • Ebersole Ice Skating Rink
  • Gardella Park
  • Gillie Baseball Parks' "Field of Dreams"
  • Gillie Park / Gillie Field
  • Kittrell Park
  • Liberty Park
  • Saxon Woods Soccer Field
  • School Recreational Facilities
  • Senior Center
  • Slater Center
  • The Jack Harrington Greenway Nature Trail
  • Tibbits Park
  • Turnure Park

We hope you will enjoy our parks and recreational facilities this year!

Street Lighting (422-1218)

Street Lighting maintains over 7,500 street lights, including those in the downtown Central Business District. When calling to report a burned out bulb, please leave the specific location and pole number, if possible.

Gedney Recycling Yard (422-1472)

Located at 87 Gedney Way, the City's 40 acre, award winning Gedney Recycling Yard provides temporary storage of scrap metal (including resident's discarded "white goods" i.e. refrigerators, ovens, etc. - for the purpose of recycling,) and recycling of discarded sections of old asphalt which is reconstituted and reused for pothole patching material in City streets.