Recycling

The City of Troy’s “single-stream recycling” collection program allows residents to combine all their recyclables into one container. This means no more separation of acceptable items, making recycling easier for the residents while incurring no additional costs to the City. View and download our single stream recycling flyer here.

Pickup Schedule

Your recyclables are picked up the same day the garbage is picked up. All recyclable items are to be placed in one or more city-issued blue containers and placed curbside no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the night prior to pickup or before 7:00 a.m. on the day of pickup. Recycling bins can be picked up at the Mayor’s office in Troy City Hall at 433 River Street during normal business hours, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

If you require an additional container, please contact the DPW dispatcher at (518) 270-4579.

If you have any specific questions regarding what is recyclable or how to recycle something, please contact the Recycling Coordinator at (518) 279 – 7171.

Holiday Collection

No collection on these holidays. Recyclables will be collected on the next business day following the holiday.

  • New Years Day
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Missed Collection

If your recycling is not collected on your scheduled day, LEAVE YOUR CONTAINER OUT AND CALL THE DPW DISPATCHER (518) 270-4579 as soon as possible. Do not wait to call for missed collections!

Other Recycling Programs

Contact the City Solid Waste Management Office at (518) 279-7161 for more information regarding these programs:

Waste Reduction

Waste reduction is as important as recycling. Both benefit the entire community by protecting the environment, conserving landfill space, and saving money. Here are some helpful hints to reduce waste:

  • Buy only what you will use, but whenever possible,
  • Buy the items you use often in bulk quantities or economic sizes.
  • Purchase durable, repairable goods.
  • Buy products with the least amount of packaging.
  • Buy products made from and packaged in recycled materials.
  • Find ways to reuse household products. Reuse paper and plastic grocery bags.
  • Save magazines and give them to friends, neighbors, nursing homes, schools, etc.
  • Donate unwanted goods to charity or hold a garage sale.

The Sustainability Task Force is running a series of sustainability-oriented community campaigns to help Troy transition to cleaner energy, help ease energy costs, and raise grant funds at the same time.  Please sign up now for the City, the planet, and our communities!  Campaigns include community solar power, electric vehicles, clean heating and cooling, and demand response, which helps make energy use more effective. View the flyer here.