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Posted on: February 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City of Albany Announces Household Hazardous Waste, Paper Shredding, and Book Recycling Events


ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan has announced the 2021 schedule for the annual Household Hazardous Waste, Paper Shredding, and Book Recycling Events hosted by the City of Albany Department of General Services. 

Household Hazardous Waste

Residents must pre-register to participate. To pre-register, please call the Department of General Services at 434-CITY (2489) or visit our website to register online.

Household Hazardous Waste disposal events will be held at the City of Albany Rapp Road Landfill from 4PM to 7PM on the following dates:

  • April 1, 2021  
  • April 15, 2021 
  • May 6, 2021  
  • May 20, 2021 
  • June 3, 2021  
  • September 2, 2021
  • September 16, 2021 
  • October 7, 2021 
  • October 21, 2021

Please note: at no time should hazardous waste materials be placed curbside for weekly garbage pickup. 

Paper Shredding & Book Recycling Events

Paper Shredding & Book Recycling events will be held in Washington Park (enter on the Madison Street side) on:

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Hard and soft cover books will be collected and recycled.  Please note - while books will not be shredded on site, they will be recycled.  Books will not be redistributed. Shredding services will be provided by 3N Document Destruction.

Any questions regarding either program should be directed to the Department of General Services at (518) 434-2489 or for information on acceptable and non-acceptable material please visit our website




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