Mayor Madden Announces Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

Mayor Madden Announces Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

For Immediate Release
June 10, 2019

Mayor Madden Announces Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced that the City of Troy’s 9th annual Household Hazardous Waste, Electronic Recycling Collection and Shredding Day has been scheduled for Saturday, July 27th, from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. 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 “We are pleased to provide this valuable free disposal service to Troy residents and families. By participating in this program, the public can safely rid their homes of harmful contaminants while reducing their environmental impact, redirecting toxic or hazardous materials away landfills which can occur with improper disposal.”

The disposal event is a free service available to Troy residents only. 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 City Hall, 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. Individuals without participation coupons will be unable to utilize the program.

Acceptable forms of identification include: driver’s license, government-issued identification that includes an address, tax/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.

For the first time, this year, our vendor will also be collecting from businesses and commercial properties, however there will be fees associated with commercial disposal of materials. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please contact City Recycling Coordinator Renee Panetta at (518) 279-7171 or [email protected] for additional details.

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, stain, paint thinners, poisons, anti-freeze, motor oil, propane cylinders (20 lbs. or smaller), agricultural pesticides, DDT, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, PCBs, resins/adhesives, fuels (gas, kerosene), oxidizer (pool chemicals), and household cleaners and polishes.

In addition, residents can dispose of scrap metal, paper shredding, and electronics during this year’s event, including: computers, laptops, keyboards, monitors, televisions, and fluorescent bulbs.

Automobile-size tires will also be accepted at the event for $5 per tire from residents.

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.), large propane tanks (over 20 lb.), or household batteries.

A second household hazardous waste day event will be held later this fall. Residents can sign up to receive notifications and updates on future opportunities at

If there are items you wish to dispose of, which aren’t listed in the “acceptable” or “not accepted” lists above, please contact City Recycling Coordinator Renee Panetta to be connected with the vendor to determine if they are able to assist with proper disposal, and what their fees would be for these specialized items.

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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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