Troy, East Greenbush, Bethlehem Partnering on Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Events

Troy, East Greenbush, Bethlehem Partnering on Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Events

For Immediate Release
March 2, 2021

Troy, East Greenbush, Bethlehem Partnering on 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Events

TROY, NY – The City of Troy, Town of East Greenbush, and Town of Bethlehem will be partnering on the first-ever inter-municipal Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal program for 2021. These events, scheduled April, June, August and October, will provide residents of the three municipalities the opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous materials not accepted through normal garbage collection service.

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden said, “We’re excited to expand the availability of household hazardous waste collection this year in partnership with fellow Capital Region communities of East Greenbush and Bethlehem. These free disposal events help Troy residents and families safely dispose of harmful contaminants from their homes while reducing their environmental impact by redirecting toxic or hazardous materials away from local landfills. I encourage residents to participate in this valuable program during available dates this year.”

Town of East Greenbush Supervisor Jack Conway said, “Safe disposal of household hazardous waste has been an unmet need in our town. Safe HHW disposal services provide multiple environmental and safety benefits. This program will address this need by providing residents multiple opportunities for safe HHW disposal throughout the year. By working with our partners to share services, we have been able to expand these opportunities for East Greenbush residents, as well as for residents of Troy and Bethlehem, to reduce environmental contamination, increase public safety, and provide this service to our communities.”

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 also happy to have Bethlehem working in partnership with the City of Troy and Town of East Greenbush to deliver this important service at a lower cost to taxpayers.”

The disposal event is a free service available to residents of these three municipalities only. Residents wishing to participate in the program will need to register for this event online by visiting www.BEThhw.org, click the relevant registration link for their community, create an account, and enter ALL required information.  Residents without access to the internet can contact their community’s municipal liaison (see below).

A limited number of electronic coupons are available, and will be issued to registrants prior to each event.  Individuals who have not pre-registered will be unable to utilize the program.

Our vendor will also set up appointments to collect hazardous waste from businesses and commercial entities; however there will be fees associated with disposal of these materials. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please contact your municipal liaison (see below).

Events are listed below by host municipality. Each event will allow for a limited number of participants to register from all three municipalities. All events are open to residents of all three municipalities, and will be held from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM on the following dates and locations:

  • Bethlehem: April 17th; Town Highway Garage, 74 Elm Avenue East, Selkirk, NY 12158.
  • East Greenbush: August 28th; East Greenbush Transfer Station 246 Ridge Road, Rensselaer, NY 12144
  • Troy: June 26th, and October 30th; Troy Resource Management Facility (formerly Alamo facility), at the corner of East Industrial Parkway and Main Street, Troy, NY, 12180.

A complete list of acceptable items is listed on the program registration site (www.BEThhw.org) as well as prohibited items.  Residents without access to the internet can contact their community’s municipal liaison.

Municipal liaisons are:

  • City of Troy: City Recycling Coordinator Renee Panetta at (518) 279-7171 / [email protected]
  • Town of East Greenbush: Director of Planning and Zoning Adam Yagelski at (518) 694-4011 / [email protected]
  • Town of Bethlehem: Recycling Coordinator Dan Rain 518-439-4955 x 1510 / [email protected]

NOTE for City of Troy residents: This year’s HHW events will NOT be collecting electronics, tires or shredding. Troy residents can dispose of these materials on May 8th, during the City’s composter and rain-barrel pickup day. Pre-registration is also required for this event as well.  Residents can sign up to receive notifications and updates on future opportunities at www.troyny.gov/connect.

For information on similar programs for Bethlehem and East Greenbush, please reach out to the respective liaisons.

NOTE for Town of Bethlehem residents: This year’s HHW events will NOT be collecting electronics or appliances. These materials can be recycled at our Town’s Rupert Road Transfer Station throughout the year. Visit www.townofbethlehem.org/transferstation for details.

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