Department of Public Works (DPW)

The Department of Public Works maintains the Village's infrastructure, including water and sewer systems, 24 miles of roads, 34 miles of sidewalks, parks, and several municipal buildings.

Dustin Martin

Superintendent, DPW

Phone: 518.891.4160

Have a question for Dustin? Reach out

Dustin Martin

Superintendent, DPW

Phone: 518.891.4160

Have a question for Dustin? Reach out



Public Works is responsible for maintaining the Village’s public streets, storm water drainage and sanitary sewer systems. It also manages road repair and construction, park maintenance, street beautification and maintenance of the Village's vehicles.
The Public Works Department (DPW) consists of three divisions responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Village's infrastructure and other public services. 
The DPW also supports a wide variety of special projects and events, including:

The Public Works Department is overseen by a Superintendent of Public Works and is staffed by seventeen full-time employees and four part-time employees. 



Residential Compost Facility


At the Compost Facility, Village residents may dispose of leaves and brush. This facility is fully staffed during normal business hours on the weekdays, and even has set weekend hours. In order to drop off compost materials, you must be a Village resident and obtain a compost permit. Currently located at the DPW Garage, 95 Van Buren St. 


95 Van Buren Street

Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Hours of Operation: 7:00am - 3:30pm Monday through Friday

Residental Compost at the DPW

DPW Garage, ask for residental compost drop-off

95 Van Buren St.


​Hours of Operation:

​Monday - Friday 7:00am-2:30pm

Saturday - Sunday 7:00am-12:00 pm


At this time, the DPW will ONLY accept leaves. Please do not bring boughs or branches of any size. The DPW is unable to process larger items at this time. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the compost facility, please call 518-891-4160.  


Compost Permit Application


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