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Due to a significant increase in cost, the Town has changed from a junk pickup program to a junk drop-off program.
When junk drop-off is scheduled, the date and additional information will be posted on the website.
Visit the Recycling & Disposal page for information on junk drop-off as well as additional information and resources for recycling and/or disposal of many types of items.
This resource list was created by the Town of Clifton Park Green Committee - it lists many organizations that accept donated items in new or good condition, as well as resources for recycling common household items. Please call the organization first to confirm their hours and that they can accept your item(s).
This resource list was created by Sustainable Saratoga, a local not-for-profit organization that promotes sustainable practices - it also lists many organizations that accept donated items, as well as recycling resources. Please call the organization first to confirm their hours and that they can accept your item(s).
Saratoga.com has a list of organizations that accept donations.
Contact your waste collection company for information on items they will accept for recycling:
An online search of "where can I donate household items (or whatever you have to donate) near me" should yield some ideas.
Similarly, an online search of "where can I recycle (whatever you need to recycle) near me" should yield some ideas.
If there is no Town junk drop-off this year or you have missed it:
For items in good condition that you would like to donate:
Please contact the organization before donating to confirm they can accept your item(s):
Rebuilding Together Saratoga County (does not accept mattresses)12 Milton AvenueBallston Spa, NY 12020518-587-3315Rebuilding Together Saratoga County - ReShop for the Good
Habitat for Humanity (does not accept mattresses)1373 U.S. Route 9Moreau, NY 12828518-793-7484Glens Falls Habitat for Humanity (scroll down to the FAQ section for donation information)
Habitat for Humanity (does not accept mattresses)115 N. BroadwaySchenectady, NY 12305518-395-3412Schenectady Habitat for Humanity
Salvation Army (call your local store as not all will accept mattresses)1-800-SA-TRUCKSalvation Army
For items that are no longer usable:
Contact your waste collection company for their policies and fees:
The Town of Colonie landfill allows non-residents to dispose of some items (not kitchen garbage) - call first to confirm they can accept your item(s) and inquire about fees: 518-783-2845.
An online search for "furniture disposal" or "mattress disposal" should yield the names of some local junk removal companies.
The Town does not have household hazardous waste collection every year.
When held, it is usually in cooperation with the Town of Clifton Park at their facility. When household hazardous waste collection is scheduled, the date and registration instructions will be posted on the Town of Ballston website. Visit our Recycling & Disposal page for more information.
The NYS Department of environmental Conservation has information on the NYS Postconsumer Paint Collection Program. Visit the NYS DEC website's Household Hazardous Waste page for information on where and how to properly dispose of many other common household products, including cleaning products, batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs, etc.
The NY paint stewardship program launched on May 1, 2022. Visit the PaintCare website for information on fees, drop-off locations, and accepted products (they accept stains, varnishes, etc. in addition to paint). See the Town Recycling & Disposal page for more information.
For aerosol paint cans, contact your local waste collection company as some will take them if properly prepared:
If the TV works:
Please contact the location first to ask if they accept TVs, is there a fee, etc.
Visit the US Food & Drug Administration website for information on where and how to dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Visit the DEA's National Drug Take-Back Day website, which includes a search locator for where to drop off medications on that day.
Saratoga County has two disposal boxes for prescription or over-the-counter medications (No needles please!) - one at the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office and one at the Saratoga County Police Station. Disposal is free and is available 24 hours a day. View the Prescription Disposal Boxes Flyer (PDF) for addresses and more information.
Unneeded medications may also be taken to the New York State Police Troop G Headquarters at 760 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110. They have a drop box that can be accessed anytime.