Waste Collection & Recycling
Waste Collection UpdatesYARD WASTE COLLECTION
Yard Waste Season runs from April 1st to December 1st of each year.
Yard waste should be placed in 30 gallon brown bio-degradable paper bags. Plastic bags of yard waste will not be collected.
Yard waste will not be picked up if it contains dirt, rocks, animal feces, or construction and demolition material.
Yard waste will be collected on your waste collection day.
CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION
Christmas trees will be collected from December 26th - February 1st. Christmas trees are collected on your waste collection day.
If you have any residual yard waste, please place them curbside alongside of your Christmas tree. Same Yard Waste rules will apply.
Household hazardous chemicals are any products in the home which are labeled as flammable, toxic, corrosive, or reactive.
To ensure proper disposal, contact the Schenectady County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program. This program is for Schenectady County residents only.
Registration is required and closes at noon one week prior to the Collection.
(There are limited spots available so the program may close earlier. Register early!)
Register On-Line at www.schenectadycounty.com/hhw
A Compost Facility permit is required to participate in all events. The yearly permit fee is $20 and the permit can be purchased at the Compost Facility on Hetcheltown Rd. in Glenville or at the Schenectady County Office Bldg., Finance Office, 620 State Street, 3rd floor.Call the Recycling Educator Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM at 372-1622X264
Single Stream Recycling
SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING
The City of Schenectady introduced Single Stream Recycling in September 2016. Single Stream Recycling allows you to co-mingle paper, plastic,
Any containers still bearing a Yellow or Blue recycling sticker will still be picked up until the resident obtains the new Single Stream Recycling sticker.
TO CITY RESIDENTS FROM GARY R. MCCARTHY, MAYOR:
"The City of Schenectady Waste Collection Departments' goal is to increase public awareness on the importance of recycling. Increased recycling will have a positive effect on our environment, reduce the solid waste sent to landfill and provide financial gains for our community. One ton of recycling removed from the waste stream is a disposal cost savings of $70.67. If recycling were to increase by 1,000 tons per year, it would be a disposal cost avoidance of $70,670..."
Wheels for Wishes
If you have an unwanted vehicle to dispose of, consider donating it to the Make-A-Wish Car Donation program, Wheels For Wishes. Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Northeast New York. We are proud to offer an easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child. Please click a link about Wheels for Wishes for more information.
If you have questions that are not answered here, you may call Neighborhood Revitalization/Waste Collection at 518-382-5144.