Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics
DO NOT PLACE mercury-filled items, electronics and other hazardous waste curbside for disposal! The Department of General Services conducts DROP OFF EVENTS for safe disposal of these items. Examples of hazardous waste are listed below.
Who is eligible? DGS provides this service only to City of Albany residents.Small quantity generators (SQG) -businesses that generate less than 32 gallons a month - of hazardous waste may participate, but will be charged a fee. NOTE: SQGs must register by calling 434-2489.
PRE-REGISTER FOR DROP OFF EVENTS
Residents must pre-register to particpate. Online registration is available by clicking the link below or by calling the Department of General Services at (518) 434-CITY (2489).
HAZARDOUS WASTE & ELECTRONICS DROP OFF EVENTS
The 2016 Drop off events are now closed for the year. Beginning in Spring 2017, drop off events run from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and take place at the City of Albany Rapp Road Landfill. At no time should hazardous waste or electronics be placed curbside. Any questions regarding the Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics program please call the Department of General Services at 518-434-2489 or visit: albanyrecycles.com.
2017 DATES AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION WILL BE COMING. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON.
For a printable version of this information, please click here.
City of Albany Landfill 525 Rapp Road
Albany, New York 12205
|Hazardous Waste |
|Auto & Machinery ||Lawn & Garden |
|Gasoline ||Garden Products |
|Motor Oil ||Fertilizers |
|Antifreeze ||Herbicides |
|Auto Cleaning Products ||Lawn Care Products |
|Automotive Fluids ||Pest Control |
|Automotive Paints ||Ant Bait or Traps |
|Driveway Sealer ||Insecticides |
|Household Products ||Pesticides |
|Household Cleaning Products ||Rodent Control Products |
|Asbestos ** ||Pet Supplies |
|Caustic & Acidic Cleaners ||Spray Cans (i.e., insecticides) |
|Drain Cleaners ||Misc. Chemicals |
|Flammable Caulks & Adhesives ||Propane Cylinders |
|Flammable Waxes & Abrasives ||Fire Extinguishers |
|Swimming Pool Chemicals ||Photographic Chemicals |
|Needles & Syringes ** ||Chemistry Sets |
|Paint ||Fixers |
|Aerosols ||Mineral Spirits |
|Paint Cans (Oil & Latex) ||Developers |
|Spray Paint ||Light Bulbs |
|Lacquers ||Mercury Filled Light Bulbs (i.e. fluorescent bulbs, CFLs) |
|Thinners ||Mercury Filled Devices (i.e. thermostats) |
|Varnishes ||Batteries |
|Artist Paint ||Lead/Acid Batteries |
| ||Battery Acid |
** Asbestos must be double bagged and wetted.
** Needles & Syringes need to be placed in a sealed metal can or sharps container with the needles pointing down.
Please bring products in the originally labeled containers. Containers should be sealed and properly packaged for safe transportation.
Incandescent light bulbs and dried out Latex paint cans may be thrown out with regular curbside trash.
NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM
In addition to the year round collection of electronics at the Department of General Services facility (One Richard J Conners Blvd.) electronics are also accepted at all Household Hazardous Waste DROP OFF events. A list of acceptable electronics is listed below:
DO NOT INCLUDE:
|• Computers, Scanners, Printers, Fax Machines |
|• Ink & Toner Cartridges |
|• Monitors, Keyboards & Mice |
|• Portable Digital Devices |
|• Game Consoles |
|• Wires and Cords |
|• Music Players, Stereos & Speakers |
|• TVs, VCRs, Video & DVD Devices |
|• Cell Phones & Chargers |
Appliances, Air Conditioners
Meghan Ruby, Planning Unit Recycling Coordinator
Stephen Lounello, Recycling Specialist