Waste Collection & Recycling

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Upcoming Holiday


The City of Schenectady will be closed on Veterans Day. 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

Yard waste collection will end on November 30, 2018.
The last day of yard waste collection will be on your regular day of collection in this week.

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
Call the Recycling Educator Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM at 372-1622X264

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.
Waste Collection Notifications

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