Property Maintenance

The Department of General Services is responsible for the multiple property maintenance tasks. If a plot of private property is reported or observed as having excessive overgrowth, illegal trash, excessive snow & ice or other code violations DGS will act to remedy the situation.

In some cases notification is given to resolve this issue. If after the time alloted the property is still in violation, the Department of General Services will be return to the property and clean it. In other cases notice is not given and if a property is found in violation the issue will be abated immediately and the owner of the property billed and fined.

  1. (Code: 313-8) Household Trash & Recycling
  2. (Code: 313-47) Property Maintenance
  3. (Code: 313-51.1) Property Main
  4. (Code: 313-4B) Yard Waste
  5. (Code: 313-8) Residential Construction Debris
  6. (Code: 323-21/22) Snow

The purpose of Albany's waste collection and recycling program is to collect normal weekly generated household trash and recycling from residential properties with less than 4 units. Items should only be placed curbside the evening prior to your scheduled collection day not before 4:30 pm and/or dusk but before 12 midnight.

Excessive quantities of trash and recycling placed curbside are subject to billing and a fine. Excessive is anything that is not manageable by 1 person, unable to be loaded into a collection vehicle and takes laborers more than 4 trips between the pile and the vehicle.

Prior to placement for collection, all waste containers and waste stored in plastic bags for weekly pickup must be stored in areas away from front yards, sidewalks, or other public rights-of-way affecting the visual and aesthetic character of city streetscape.