Mayor Madden Announces 2017 Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Mayor Madden Announces 2017 Hazardous Waste Collection Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | JULY 26, 2017
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Mayor Madden Announces 2017 Hazardous Waste Collection Day

TROY, NY – Today Mayor Patrick Madden announced that the City of Troy’s 7th annual Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Recycling Collection Day has been scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017. The event provides Troy residents the opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous materials not accepted through the City’s normal garbage collection service.

Mayor Patrick Madden said “The City of Troy is proud to once again offer this valuable free service to our community. By participating in this program, residents can safely rid their homes of harmful contaminants while reducing their impact our environment, ensuring that toxic and hazardous materials are redirected away landfills which can occur with improper disposal.”

Residents wishing to participate in the program will be required to pick up a Household Hazardous Waste Day coupon at the Mayor’s Office at Troy City Hall, located at 433 River Street, 5th floor. Coupons can be obtained by Troy residents (with identification) during normal business hours, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Only 150 coupons are available, and will be issued on a first-come, first served basis.

Acceptable forms of identification include: driver’s license, Troy resident ID card, government-issued identification that includes an address, tax/recycling/utility bills, or a cancelled rent check showing a Troy address. A driver’s license showing a P.O. Box address will not be accepted as proof of City residence.

The annual collection event will be held at the City’s “Alamo” site, located directly across the street from the Rensselaer County Correctional Facility near the intersection of Main Street and East Industrial Parkway in South Troy.

Items acceptable for disposal through the program include: aerosols, automotive fluids, asbestos insulation (must be damp and double bagged), caustic/acidic cleaners, chemistry sets, corrosive liquids (acids, bases, muriatic acid, ammonia), pesticides, oil/latex paint, paint thinners, poisons, anti-freeze, motor oil, propane cylinders (20 lbs. or larger), agricultural pesticides, DDT, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, PCBs, resins/adhesives, fuels (gas, kerosene), oxidizer (pool chemicals), and household cleaners and polishes. In addition, scrap metal and electronics are included for disposal in this year’s event, including: computers, laptops, keyboards, monitors, televisions, and compact fluorescent bulbs (florescent tube lighting not accepted – see below).

Items NOT acceptable include: medical waste or pharmaceuticals, explosives, household garbage, recyclables (plastics, glass, paper products, cardboard, etc.), bulk refuse (furniture, carpet, mattresses, toys, appliances, etc.), small propane tanks (under 20 lb.), household / vehicle batteries, and fluorescent lighting (tubes) will not be accepted at the hazardous waste event.

The disposal event is a free service available to Troy residents only. Businesses and commercial properties are not eligible for this program. For more information, please call the City of Troy’s Solid Waste Management Office at (518) 279-7158 or (518) 279-7161.


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