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Kathy M. Sheehan


Frank W. Zeoli
Director of Recycling

Meghan A. Ruby
Recycling Specialist

Department of General Services
One Richard J. Conners Blvd
Albany, New York 12204
Phone - 518-434-2489(CITY)


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The City of Albany provides a comprehensive curbside waste collection program to residents living in residential dwellings with 4 or fewer units located on a single property within the city limits.    

This weekly curbside collection program includes trash, recycling, yardwaste, white goods and bulky item collection. We provide residents with a free single stream recycling bin.

The ultimate goal of our program is to make all aspects of recycling easier so that we may enjoy the many benefits that it provides. The health of our environment, the extended life our landfills and the environmental awareness it raises in our children, are just some of these benefits.

In addition to the standard weekly pickups, we provide numerous recycling programs such as Household Hazardous Waste drop off events, Electronic recycling and a full service compost facility.

Finally The City of Albany, Department of General Services owns and operates its own landfill, servicing 14 different municipalities in 2 counties. The challenges and benefits that this presents make us highly aware of the issues surrounding waste collection in our modern society. It motivates us to continue providing the most all-encompassing waste collection program possible for our city. It requires us to strive for continuous improvements in recycling and waste disposal for the betterment of our city and our planet Earth.