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:


April 6, 2017
April 20, 2017
May 4, 2017
May 18, 2017
June 1, 2017
September 7, 2017
September 14, 2017
October 5, 2017
October 19, 2017


Drop off events from from 4:00pm-7:00pm 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 Waster  & Electronics program please call the Department of General Services at 518-434-2489.

Auto and Machinery

Gasoline
Motor Oil
Antifreeze
Auto Cleaning Products
Automotive Fluids
Automotive Paints
Driveway Sealer

Household Products

Household Cleaning Products 
Asbestos *
Caustic & Acidic Cleaners
Drain Cleaners
Flammable Caulks & Adhesives
Flammable Waxes & Abrasives
Swimming Pool Chemicals
Needles & Syringes **

* 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. 

Note: Please bring products in the originally labeled containers. Containers should be sealed and properly packaged for safe transportation. 

Paint

Aerosols
Paint Cans (Oil & Latex)
Spray Paint
Lacquers
Thinners 
Varnishes
Artist Paint

Dried-out Latex paint cans may be thrown out with regular curbside trash. 

Light Bulbs

Mercury Filled Light Bulbs

(i.e. fluorescent bulbs, CFLs)
Mercury Filled Devices (i.e. thermostats)

Incandescent light bulbs may be thrown out with regular curbside trash. 

Batteries
Lead/Acid Batteries
Battery Acid

Misc. Chemicals

Propane Cylinders
Fire Extinguishers
Photographic Chemicals
Chemistry Sets
Mineral Spirits
Developers

Lawn & Garden

Garden Products
Fertilizers
Herbicides
Lawn Care Products

Pest Control

Ant Bait or Traps
Insecticides
Pesticides 

Rodent Control Products
Pet Supplies
Spray Cans (i.e., insecticides)

NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM 

  • Ammunition 
  • Explosives 
  • Biological Waste 
  • Infectious Waste 
  • Radioactive Materials 
  • Pharmaceuticals 
  • Regulated Waste 
  • Unknown Substances


CONTACT INFORMATION

Meghan Ruby

Planning Unit Recycling Coordinator


The Department of General Services 
1 Richard J. Conners Blvd, Albany, NY 12204 
(518) 434-2489 (CITY) 
albanyrecycles@albanyny.gov 
City of Albany Landfil
525 Rapp Road, Albany, New York 12205
(518) 869-3651


ELECTRONICS

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:


• 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