City of Troy to Host Fifth Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event of 2022

TROY, NY (October 5, 2022) – The City of Troy will partner with Rensselaer County, and the Town of Bethlehem, on an inter-county Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal program for 2022 consisting of six events.

These events provide residents of the participating municipalities the opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous materials not accepted through normal garbage collection service.

The next event is the fifth in the series, and will be Saturday, October 29th, at the Troy Resource Management Facility (Alamo) in Troy (3000 Main St). A limited number of spots are available for each municipality.

Participating Municipalities for the October 29th event:

  • City of Troy                
  • Town of Bethlehem
  • City of Rensselaer


The disposal event is a free service available to residents of the participating municipalities only. Advanced registration is required; residents who have not pre-registered will be unable to utilize the program. Residents must visit their participating municipality’s website to register.  Troy residents can register at www.troyny.gov/hhw. Residents without access to the internet can contact their community’s municipal liaison:

Municipal Liaisons:

City of Troy:
Renee Panetta, Recycling Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (518) 279-7171

Town of Bethlehem:
Dan Lilkas-Rain, Recycling Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-439-4955, ext. 1510

City of Rensselaer:
Ann Shaughnessy, Director of Rensselaer County Environmental Management Council
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (518) 270-2888

After the completion of the October 29th event, information for the next Household Hazardous Waste event will be made available through press releases posted on participating municipality’s websites. Troy residents can download the “Cleanup Troy” mobile app to receive notifications on upcoming HHW programs at www.troyny.gov/recycling.

PLEASE NOTE: HHW events will NOT be collecting electronics, tires or shredding. These items will be collected at separate events, where offered by specific municipalities.

Business owners wanting to dispose of hazardous waste may set up an appointment in advance with the vendor. There will be fees associated with disposal of these materials, which will be the sole responsibility of the business owner. To arrange an appointment and be connected with the vendor, contact the appropriate municipal liaison.

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said, “These events are great example of local governments coming together to offer a safe and convenient way for residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste. Scheduling several events means it is easier for residents to access and dispose of these items in an environmentally-friendly manner. We expect the Troy event will have an enthusiastic response and look forward to a successful start to an important series of events to safely dispose of these items and waste.”

Chairwoman of the Rensselaer County Legislature Kelly Hoffman said, “The disposal of hazardous waste has been an issue for many residents and communities throughout Rensselaer County. The cost of environmentally compliant disposal has been a barrier for many localities. We believe that this partnership will help with those costs, and we encourage Rensselaer County residents in these municipalities to participate in the program.

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden said, “We are excited to partner with Rensselaer County and the Town of Bethlehem to expand the availability of household hazardous waste collection this year. These popular free disposal events help Collar City residents and families safely dispose of harmful chemicals and products from their homes while reducing their environmental impact by keeping toxic and hazardous materials out of local landfills. I encourage Troy residents to register for this valuable program during the 2022 collection events.”

Rensselaer Mayor Michael Stammel said, “We are working hard for a cleaner and greener Rensselaer. Providing our residents with a safe way to properly get rid of paint cans, household chemicals, and other hazardous wastes will keep them out of our trash and out of our landfill. Please register early. Space is limited.”

Town of Bethlehem Supervisor David VanLuven said, “We are pleased to offer safe, free opportunities for Bethlehem residents to properly dispose of toxic household materials, as it will help keep our neighborhoods, our waterways, and our residents and Highway workers safe.  I’m happy to have Bethlehem working in partnership with the City of Troy and Rensselaer County to deliver this important service at a lower cost to taxpayers.”

For more information on recycling and sustainability programs in Troy, please visit www.troyny.gov/recycling  

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Program Contact:  
Renee Panetta, Recycling Coordinator 
[email protected] / (518) 279-7171

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