To City Residents
from Gary R. McCarthy, Mayor:
City of Schenectady Waste Collection Department will be introducing a new
recycling initiative called "Recyclution." The intent of this new program
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 $68.42.
If recycling were to increase by 1,000 tons per year, it would be a disposal
cost avoidance of $68,420..."
Please click a link below for more
2013 Recyclution Brochure
2013 Paper Sticker
2013 Container Sticker
Schenectady Garbage Pickup Schedule
Do not place
garbage on the curb before 2:00 PM on the day before your
scheduled pick up.
receptacles larger than 40 gallons are considered oversize,
and garbage in any such container will not be collected.
Only containers 40 gallons or smaller will be picked up.
By law, wood,
sheet rock, shingles and anything else considered
construction and demolition debris are not permitted to be picked up
by the City of Schenectady. For details on how to
dispose of these materials, contact the Transfer Station at
Yard waste can be
left at the curb on your regular garbage pickup day.
Yard waste must be placed in 30 gallon biodegradable paper
bags to be picked up. Brush and branches less than 3"
in diameter will be collected if they are trimmed to 4 feet
or less in length and tied in a manageable-sized bundle.
Yard waste will
not be picked up if it is determined that the bags contain
dirt, rocks, or animal feces. Poorly tied bundles that
fall apart when lifted will also be left by garbage
collectors, as will bundles over 4 feet in length.
If you have
questions that are not answered here, you may call
Neighborhood Revitalization/Waste Collection at 382-5144.
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