Recycling & Disposal
*** Please see the FAQ section at the bottom of this page for help with many common questions.***
- There is no Town collection scheduled for summer 2022
Household Hazardous Waste Recycling
- There is no Town collection scheduled for 2022
- Visit the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation website's Household Hazardous Waste page for information and resources on where and how to properly dispose of many common household products, including paint, batteries, cleaning products, etc.
Paint Recycling Program Begins in New York State
The New York State Postconsumer Paint Collection Program began on May 1, 2022. The program is operated by PaintCare, a non-profit organization established by the paint industry to manage unwanted architectural coating products and provide for their recycling or proper disposal.
The program accepts leftover latex and oil-based paints and similar products at drop-off sites throughout the state. View a complete list of products accepted by PaintCare.
Paint Drop-off Sites
PaintCare will provide a collection network of over 300 drop-off sites across the state made up of paint retailers, local government facilities and reuse stores. Find a paint drop-off site near you.
Drop-off sites will accept up to 5 gallons per customer per visit, some sites may accept more.
Paint should be in original containers with intact labels that identify the product.
The program is funded by a small fee - the PaintCare fee - on the sale of all new paint in the state. The program will provide for continuous and convenient collection year-round and accept all program products regardless of when they were purchased. No longer will you have to plan to bring unwanted oil-based paints for collection at your local Household Hazardous Waste collection event or dry out unwanted latex paint for household trash pick-up!
Business or Bulk Paint Collection
Business, organizations, and households with 100 gallons of paint or more to recycle can request a free pick-up at their location, though some restrictions may apply. Submit a request form through PaintCare's website.
Additional information can be found on DEC's NYS Postconsumer Paint Collection Program webpage.
The date of the 2022 electronics recycling event for Town residents has passed. Check here often for details of future events.
Visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation below for information on how to dispose of unwanted electronics:
- DEC Recycling Consumer Electronic Waste
- DEC Electronic Equipment Manufacturers & their Electronic Waste Acceptance Programs - is a list of electronic equipment manufacturers; includes links to their acceptance program websites
Visit the websites below for information on how to dispose of unwanted electronics. Some have requirements for age or working condition of the items, some charge fees for certain items. Contact the organization directly for the types of electronics they will accept as well as fee information.
- Capital Region Electronics Recycling
- Best Buy
- Schenectady County Compost and Resident Recycling - you must buy an annual permit whether you are a Schenectady County resident or not; some items are accepted for free while others incur an additional fee
Consider donating a working television to a school, shelter, or charity. Contact the organization directly to make arrangements.
The manufacturer of your television may accept it for recycling; visit the DEC Covered Electronic Equipment Manufacturers & their Electronic Waste Acceptance Programs website for more information.
Visit the websites below for information on how to dispose of unwanted televisions. Some have requirements for age or working condition of TVs, and some charge a fee for disposal. Contact the organization directly for more information.
- Capital Region Electronics Recycling
- Some Salvation Army locations will accept working TVs if they are not large console models AND they are less than five years old (the date can be found on the back of the TV); contact them first to confirm. Click HERE to find a of location near you.
- Best Buy - charges a fee and has a quantity limit; contact first to confirm
- Schenectady County Compost and Resident Recycling - you must buy an annual permit whether you are a Schenectady County resident or not; televisions incur and additional fee
- 1-800-GOT-JUNK accepts televisions for a fee; their website has additional information on television recycling.
Other junk removal companies may accept televisions - an internet search for "junk removal" or "where to recycle a television" may yield options.
Rechargeable batteries can be recycled at several retailers for no cost. Please contact the retailer first to confirm .
Home Depot - this page has additional information on battery recycling
Call2Recycling - has a location search bar to find out where to recycle batteries near you, including local and chain retailers that accept batteries
The date of the Saratoga County Soil and Water District Spring 2022 Tire Recycling Program has passed. Information on future tire recycling dates will be posted when available.
Saratoga County Recycling
Saratoga County requires residents to recycle, under the Saratoga County Mandatory Recycling Law. According to the law, the following must be recycled: newspapers, plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars, and metal cans.
See the following for more information:
Local Waste Collection Companies
Contact your waste collection company for information on items they will accept for recycling or disposal.
- County Waste & Recycling - 518-547-1502 or (888) 54-WASTE - the lower half of their recycling page lists acceptable and unacceptable items with links to other resources
- Twin Bridges Waste & Recycling - 518-267-3400 - their recycling page lists acceptable and unacceptable items
This not-for-profit organization promotes sustainable practices and has a wealth of information on their website regarding recycling and donating items, recycling events, composting, and more.
- Local Donation and Recycling Directory (PDF)
- Recycling Resources
- Saratoga Recycles Day - annual event open to everyone with no residency restrictions, fees apply
- Repair Cafes - community events to repair broken objects, free, registration required
- Composting Resources
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Resources
- Recycling Consumer Electronic Waste - this website has a link to a list of manufacturers that accept returns of items for recycling, as well as a link to a list of electronic waste collection sites
- Local Material Exchanges - a list of organizations that accept donations of a variety of items
- Reduce Your Junk Mail
- Wireless Telephone Recycling Act
- Recycling and Composting page - has many links to additional information