Waste Collection & Recycling

Waste Collection Notifications

Waste Collection Updates

In order to better serve the neighborhoods with Yard Waste collection we are asking for your cooperation in placing Yard Waste ONLY which is defined as grass clippings, twigs, brush, and leaves in the collection boxes that will be placed on the following Island breaks and address vicinities on the following streets:

Central Parkway - 772, 814, 854                                               Londonderry Rd – 811, 837
(Weekly Rotation)                                                                     (Weekly Rotation)
 Decamp Ave. - 831, 723                                                            Corner of Karenwald & Central Pkwy.
 Wright Ave. – 761                                                                      Karenwald Lane - 805
 Hampton Ave. – 830, 743                                                          Central Pkwy. - 2309
 Lakewood Ave. – 830                                                                Jamaica Rd. - 831
 Woodland Ave. – 830                                                                 Dean St. – 847
 Pinewood Ave. – 826                                                                 Londonderry Court
 Brierwood Ave.                                                                           Parkside Ave. - 823

Maryland Ave.

Boxes will be placed starting Monday, Oct 24th, 2022 with weather permitting. Bagged yard waste and bundled brush will be collected curbside as usual on your regularly scheduled collection day.


Yard Waste Season runs from the first working day in April until the first working day in December.
 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 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. 


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.

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.

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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. 

"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.
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If you have questions that are not answered here, you may call Neighborhood Revitalization/Waste Collection at 518-382-5144.