Recycling Material Requirements

Curbside Recycling

Material Can Include: Cannot Include:

Paper Products

Old newspapers

Inserts & phone books

No hard cover books

Old magazines
or glossy paper

Magazines, catalogs & brochures

No wrapping paper

Brown paper bags

Any brown grocery or lunch bag

No attached string handles,
white bags or plastic bags

Direct mailings
and office paper

Window envelopes, stationary, some tape or staples OK

No carbon paper, paper clips
binders, or plastic covers, no tissue paper or paper towels.

Corrugated boxes
(must have wavy inner layer)

Some tape and staples OK


No wax coated boxes, Do not include pizza boxes or other boxes
that have been contaminated with food


Cereal & cracker boxes, etc. Cardboard tubes including paper towel and toilet tissue cores or rolls.

Do not include ice cream containers. Also do not include inner linings of wax paper or plastic. Also do not include tisue paper or paper towels, just the inner cores or rolls

Container Products

Metal cans

Steel (tin) cans, aluminum cans

No aluminum foil wrap, aluminum foil pie plates and similar items are OK. Also do not include metal toys, equipment or anything other than cans. Also batteries, aerosol cans or cans that have contained paint, pesticides, herbicides,auto products or hazardous materials of any kind (throw these empty cans in the trash)

Glass Containers

Glass bottles and jars

No drinking glasses, mirrors, light bulbs, window panes, Pyrex, ceramics, thermometers

Plastic bottles & jugs

Milk, juice and detergent jugs; juice, soda, energy & specialty drink, tea, water & shampoo, bottles

No plastic tubs, toys, bags, wraps,
styrofoam, prepared food containers or any food packaging

Poly-coated boxes and cartons

Drink boxes (cut of tops remove straws and rinse thoroughly), milk & juice cartons 

No straws


Textile Recycling

City of Schenectady 
Tire Warehouse parking lot
1715 Union Street (Corner of Union and Regent St.)

Town of Duanesburg
Lucia's Deli (8441 Western Turnpike near Alexander Road).  The sponsor is the International Cooperation & Development.

Florida Baptist Church at Braman Corners for the benefit of the church. NYS Rte. 30.

Esperance LP Gas
Western Turnpike, 1 mile east of NYS Rte 30
Sponsored by the Upton Christian School

Village of Delanson
Delanson Methodist Church in the Village of Delanson for the benefit of the church
12 Main Street, Delanson, NY 12053

Town of Niskayuna
Union Street Service Station at the corner of Van Antwerp Road an Upper Union Street
1747 Union Street

Korean Methodist Church of Albany
2530 Balltown Rd.

Baltown Wesleyan Church
931 Balltown Rd.

Smith's Automotive
2867 Aqueduct Rd.

Outside County
Home Depot parking lot in the Latham shopping area

  • 579 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham
  • Route 7 near the Smart Car dealership
  • 1111 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham



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