CITY TO PARTNER WITH GIRL SCOUTS TROOPS 1165, 1303 AND 1435 FOR THIRD-ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTS RECYCLING PROGRAM

CITY TO PARTNER WITH GIRL SCOUTS TROOPS 1165, 1303 AND 1435 FOR THIRD-ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTS RECYCLING PROGRAM

TROY, NY (November 15, 2022) – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the City of Troy’s partnership with Girl Scout Troops 1165, 1303, and 1435 for the third-annual citywide recycling program for broken or non-working holiday and string lights. Multiple drop-off locations are available throughout the City for residents to dispose of defective string lights as they decorate for the holiday season.

Mayor Madden said, “Keeping string lights out of the landfill helps us financially and environmentally as a City. We are excited to partner with Girl Scouts Troops 1165, 1303 and 1435 for this important community recycling program.”

Old, non-working, or unusable holiday and string lights can be dropped off at the locations listed below in festive containers through January 15th, 2023. Collected lights will be recycled by a local company, Ben Weitsman Recycling, with profits benefitting a local food pantry.

Girl Scout Troop 1165 Leader, Jamie LaMora, said, “Our troop is excited for this program that aligns with our girl scout mission of making the world a better place and using our resources wisely. Keeping more materials out of landfills will get us one small step closer to an eco-friendly planet.”

Drop-Off Locations:

  • Troy Fire Houses 1-4 and 6
  • Police Department Central Station (55 State Street)
  • City Hall (433 River Street, first floor lobby)
  • Public Works Garage (40 Orr Street)
  • Public Utilities/Water Plant (25 Water Plant Road)
  • Downtown Troy Post Office (400 Broadway)
  • Rensselaer County Office Building (1600 7th Avenue, rear entrance)

For more information on the holiday lights recycling program, please contact the City Recycling Coordinator at [email protected] or call (518) 279-7171.

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

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Incorporated in 1816, the City of Troy is the seat of Rensselaer County government and the county’s largest municipality by population. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, the City boasts seven miles of waterfront, a largely-preserved historic downtown, diverse neighborhoods, and several major colleges and universities. Troy’s history as the nation’s largest manufacturer of detachable cuffs and collars earned the City’s nickname “the Collar City.” A former steel & iron manufacturing powerhouse of the 19th and early 20th century, the City is now home to a growing hub of tech, video game development, restaurants, and retail.