For Immediate Release
April 14, 2021
Public Works Officials: Leaf Bag Drop-Off Program Available at Troy Resource Management Facility
TROY, NY – City officials today announced Troy residents can dispose of bagged leaves at the newly-reopened Troy Resource Management Facility (former Alamo) in South Troy beginning Friday, April 16th. Troy residents can drop-off bagged leaves at the facility, located at 3000 Main Street (entrance is across from the Rensselaer County Jail), on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 12 pm to 3 pm. The program will be available until May 14th.
Leaves must be in biodegradable (paper) bags. Leaves in plastic bags, or bagged leaves contaminated with non-organic items (metals, plastics, cardboard/paper, etc.) will not be accepted.
This is a free service available to Troy residents only. Proof of residency will be required to drop off leaf bags (current driver’s license, recent utility bill).
The Troy Resource Management Facility will be open to the public every Thursday, beginning April 15th, from 9 am – 1 pm for material disposal. Troy residents can drop off brush/branches and bagged leaves at no charge. No other materials will be collected. Additionally, Troy residents can pick up moving pallets and landscaping mulch from the TRMF at no charge during Thursday operating hours.
For more info on the leaf bag drop-off program, please contact the Department of Public Works dispatcher at (518) 270-4579.
For more info on services available at the Troy Resource Management Facility, please contact Renee Panetta, City Recycling Coordinator, at (518) 279-7171.
Material Disposal Programs
Additional City-run programs are available to assist Troy residents with spring cleanup plans, including:
- Household Hazardous Waste Disposal [LINK]
- Electronics, Confidential Document Shredding, Tire Disposal [LINK]
- Composter/Rain Barrel Sale [LINK]
These programs are available free to Troy residents only. Registration is required to participate, and are first-come, first served. Purchase of composters and rain barrels is open to the public, including non-City residents.
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About the City of Troy:
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, game development, restaurants, and retail.
John Salka, Communications Director
[email protected] / (518) 279-7131