To City Residents from Gary R. McCarthy, Mayor:

     "The 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 information:

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.

Visit http://albany.wheelsforwishes.org/schenectady/


2014 Recyclution Brochure

2014 Paper Sticker

2014 Container Sticker


2014 Schenectady County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

Electronic Equipment & Bulk Item Recycling Program



Schenectady Garbage Pickup Schedule 2015

For Schedule Information: Click on the map or links below.
District #1
Woodlawn- Central Park 
District #2
Mont Pleasant - Hamilton Hill
District #3
Mont Pleasant - Bellevue
District #4
Downtown - Central       
District #5
North - Upper Union Street
  • Do not place garbage on the curb before 2:00 PM on the day before your scheduled pick up.

  • Garbage 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 374-1124.

  • 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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