New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
Garbage Storage, Collection and Disposal
As you start cleaning, you will likely produce a great deal of garbage. Garbage invites insects and rodents. Rodents, in particular, may be looking for food because the flood may have destroyed their homes and normal food source.
- Local authorities will tell you where and when collection will occur.
- Store any garbage in watertight, rodent/insect-proof containers with tight-fitting covers. Use plastic liners if available.
- Put garbage in a convenient location but not near your well.