Yearly Waste Collection Fee Program

On January 4, 2016 and November 19. 2018, the City amended Albany City Code § 313-3 to charge an annual waste collection fee on all residential homes of four units or less, including single family homes.  The yearly $90 fee for 2019 covers all waste collection pickup (i.e., garbage, recycling, yard waste, hazardous materials; click here for more information:  from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.

This fee is per unit. Therefore, the charge for a single family home is $90, a two family property is $180, a three family property is $270, and a four family property is $360 per year. It offsets a part of the cost of curbside garbage collection generated by people living in those units and will be reevaluated annually.

If you have any questions, the Department of Buildings & Regulatory Compliance and the Treasurer's office is happy to answer them.  You are also welcome to view the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about the fee and how it will operate.

Included in the FAQ section is information regarding exemptions to the Fee. Access the Waste Collection Fee Exemption Application here

Department of Buildings & Regulatory Compliance
200 Henry Johnson Boulevard
Albany, NY 12210
Phone (518) 434-5165
Fax (518) 434-6015