Good to Know: Buffalo


  • Electric and Gas are paid by tenants.
  • Electric meters are separated by apt number      
  • Before your lease begins, you can set up your electric and gas service to start on your lease start date.  Follow the steps on how to set up your electric and gas here.
  • NYSEG Meter Numbers:
    Apt 1 – 59 437 524
    Apt 2 – 59 437 527
    Apt 3 – 59 437 526
    Apt 4 – 59 437 586
    Apt 5 – 59 437 585
    Apt 6 – 59 437 587
    Apt 7 – 59 437 584


Please put Monday night trash pickup as a recurring event on your calendar and make sure you bring your trash can and lid and recycling container back behind the house on Tuesday mornings. It is dangerous to leave them out past Tuesday because they can roll into the street. And please keep the trash and recycling containers out of the path to the laundry room.

Recycling is picked up every other week. You can find out which weeks recycling is picked up here:



Watch this video on how to use a coin-op laundry machine/dryer.

Please do not leave empty laundry bottle containers, etc in the laundry room. Whatever you bring in, you take out.


If multiple lights and/or outlets go out in your apt all at once, you probably had too many things using electric at the same time. It could be a toaster, hair dryer, coffee maker, microwave, space heater, or AC are plugged into the same circuit and some were being used and then the fridge motor kicked on. Notice what appliances were being used when the electric went off, and try to avoid having those all of those appliances on at the same time again.

    1.  Look for the GFI (aka GFCI) outlets in your kitchen and bathroom. Press the GFI reset button on the outlets just in case whatever lost power (could be a ceiling light or something plugged into an outlet) is on that circuit and the GFI tripped. GFI outlet reset buttons can be hard to press with just fingers. If the reset button is popped out, try unplugging the item that is plugged into the outlet and use the metal plug to press the reset button in.
      3. If there is no GFI outlet involved, reset your breaker with an orange band. Just flip that one circuit to one side, and then back to its original position. That’s it. Please watch this video and follow the instructions carefully.


A light bulb is out? Please watch this video and follow the instructions carefully.

Toilet clogged? Please watch this video and follow the instructions carefully. If that doesn’t fix the problem, please submit a repair request.

Visit our Resources for Renters page for more.


Need something fixed in a few days? Please follow the steps on How to make a repair request

Note: Tenants are responsible for putting new batteries in chirping smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Tenants are responsible for replacing non-working lightbulbs.

Smoke or Carbon Monoxide Detector Chirping or Beeping? Here’s What to do


For a real emergency: 911

Ithaca Police Dept: (607) 272-9973

If you need something related to the house urgently call this number and include your name, address and apt #, and concern:

  • ‪Carla at 607-261-1949‬