At a recent New Paltz Village Board meeting, Trustee Dennis Young again announced that anyone receiving residential trash pickup through a company other than County Waste “will have service interruptions soon,” because “police are actively monitoring routes” to see who is violating the law by contracting with any other entity to do that job.
No tickets have been written yet, Chief Joseph Snyder of the town police has confirmed, but any that are will go to the driver of the truck. To make that possible, said Young, the officer must identify that driver. Community residents are being encouraged to call in reports of “rogue haulers” operating in New Paltz to the town or village clerk.
Despite there not yet being penalties imposed, Mayor Tim Rogers pronounced the town and village single-hauler laws “a success” because residents are reporting to him that there are fewer of the large, noisy trucks on the roads.