The City of Schenectady will be closed for Christmas. This means that your waste collection date will change. Please visit our Waste Collection Schedules page for more information on the upcoming schedule.
Waste Collection Updates
2018 WASTE COLLECTION SCHEDULES The 2018 Waste Collection Schedules will be available online and at City Hall, Room #9, starting December 11, 2017.
YARD WASTE Yard waste collection will be suspended as of December 11th, 2017.
CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION Christmas trees will be collected from December 26, 2017 - January 26, 2018. Christmas trees are collected on your waste collection day.
HAZARDOUS WASTE This program has been suspended for the remainder of 2017 and will resume in the spring of 2018.
Keep your environment healthy and safe by getting rid of unwanted and left over hazardous chemical items.
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.
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, tin and glass. The new Single Stream Recycling Stickers will be available at City Hall, Room 9.
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.