2014 County Waste Recycling Collection Schedule
Single Stream Recycling (SSR) by County Waste and Recycling lets you put all your recyclables into one, large, green-lidded container that rolls right to the curb. It’s the easiest way to recycle ever.
- Easier for you — No sorting or separating, no blue bins to carry, protection from animals and wind, and weekly pick-up service.
- Better for your neighborhood — Your new, single container looks and functions much more neatly than the old blue bins.
- Better for the environment — Communities are recycling more, some by a margin of 24%. This means less garbage ends up in the landfill, and one truck instead of two in suburban and rural areas lowers fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
- Better value — County Waste & Recycling rates are already highly competitive, and SSR is included in the residential monthly rate for trash removal.
How It Works:
Your Single Stream Recycling container comes in a choice of size: 35-gallon, 65-gallon, or 95-gallon. It takes all of your recyclables—paper, glass, cardboard, aluminum, and more kinds of plastics than before—and keeps them securely contained with its distinctive green lid.
From your home, it will be transported to our new, state-of-the-art processing facility near the Port in the City of Albany. There, conveyors, magnets, rollers, screens, and other technologies separate the recyclables by type and bundle them for shipment to the places that will use them to make new products.
Place your recycling cart at least 5 feet away from your trash cart so our automated trucks may easily collect your trash and recycling.
Q: What is Single Stream Recycling (SSR)?Answer
Q: How does Single Stream Recycling benefit communities?Answer
Q: Does anyone else offer Single Stream Recycling?Answer
Q: Who qualifies for Single Stream Recycling?Answer
Q: Is there a fee for the new Single Stream Recycling service and green-topped recycling container?Answer
Q: How often will my recyclables be picked up?Answer
Q: Does the new green-topped recycling container come in different sizes?Answer
Q: Can I put shredded paper in the recycling container?Answer
Q: Can I put small metal pieces in the recycling container?Answer
Q: Can I include Styrofoam in my recycling?Answer
Q: What can I place in my recycling container?Answer
- Paper (such as newspapers, magazines, catalogs, telephone books and cereal boxes)
- Glass bottles and jars
- Plastic bottles and jugs with the recyclable symbol (1-7)
- Aluminum cans and milk and juice cartons
Q: Do I have to recycle?Answer
Q: Where can I find out more?Answer
- #1-7 Plastic Bottles
- #1-7 Plastic Tubs & Screw Top Jars (No Lids, No #7 PLA Compostables)
- Clean, Balled Aluminum Foil (2" or Large) and Pie Pans
- Corrugated Cardboard & Paper Bags
- Empty Aerosol Cans (No Caps)
- File Folders
- Glass Bottles & Jars
- Loose Metal Jar Lids & Steel Bottle Caps
- Magazines, Brochures & Catalogs
- Newspapers & Inserts (No Bags)
- Opened Mail & Greeting Cards
- Paper-back Books
- Paperboard Boxes
- Paper Egg Cartons
- Paper Milk/Juice Cartons (No Foil Pouches)
- Phone Books
- White or Pastel Office Paper
- Drinking Glasses
- Frozen Food Containers
- Hard Back Books
- Hazardous or Bio-Hazardous Waste
- Light Bulbs
- Needles or Syringes
- Paper-To-Go Containers
- Paper Ream Wrappers
- Paper Towels
- Plastic 6-Pack Holders
- Plastic Bags
- Plastic Microwave Trays
- Plastics Other Than Those Listed In Acceptable List
- Plastic Tops
- Scrap Metal
- Shredded Paper
- Stickers or Sheets of Address Labels
- Tyvek Envelopes
- Waxed Paper or Waxed Cardboard
- Window Glass