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Wednesday, Nov 27 – Customer Care Center closes at 2PM

Thursday, Nov 28 – Office closed.  Pickup rescheduled to Friday.

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Winter Safety Reminder for Residential Customers

November 1, 2019

Winter residential trash and recycling collection creates a unique set of challenges for sanitation truck drivers - routes can be obstructed by snow, vehicles may be blocking roadways and driving conditions may be poor or, even worse, treacherous.

County Waste’s truck drivers are well trained professionals and take special precautions in the winter months to safely share the roadways. With the public’s help, we can have a safe and uneventful winter on the roadways this year.

Here are some reminders for our customers as we get ready for the winter season:

  • When sharing the road with a garbage truck, don’t treat it like any other vehicle - take special precautions around collection vehicles – they’re big, stop frequently, and may have blind spots.
  • A garbage truck weighs between 20 and 32 tons and takes about twice as long to come to a stop as compared to the average family vehicle so don’t quickly change lanes in front of a truck as you might with another car.
  • Slow down around garbage trucks and use extra caution. An extra minute or two safely navigating around a truck could prevent an accident or injury.
  • Winter roads make turning and stopping more difficult so allow adequate cushion between your vehicle and a garbage truck so, if necessary, you and the truck driver have time to react.

 Parents, please share these safety reminders with your children:

  • Large vehicles have blind spots – children should never assume a driver can see them. Stay a safe distance away from a garbage truck at all times.
  • Don’t play on or around garbage trucks. Trucks are interesting but they have a lot of moving parts that children need to keep a distance from.
  • Listen for beeping – beeping means the truck is reversing and you need to be clear.
  • Garbage trucks stop frequently. Children should never follow a truck on a bike or any other vehicle for any reason.
  • In the winter, never build snow huts or play in the snow near garbage trucks or near collection containers.

 Winter collection reminders:

  • Ashes, hot or cold, are not allowed in any County Waste container.
  • Please shovel snow as necessary so our drivers can safely and efficiently collect your trash and recycling at your residence in the city or rural location.

County Waste is committed to the safety of our community and customers. This winter, let’s all enjoy the great snow and outdoor fun and stay safe on the roads and along the collection routes.


Last Modified: 11-01-2019-08:06:40

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About County Waste and Recycling in New York

The Clifton Park, NY location of County Waste and Recycling ranks among the Capital Region’s largest waste and recycling companies. County Waste and Recycling provides residential garbage and recycling services, commercial roll off service, industrial waste removal, and construction and demolition waste collection services. In addition to waste collection services, County Waste also operates transfer stations in Clifton Park and Troy, New York and Sierra Processing, a recycling center, in Albany, New York.

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County Waste and Recycling of Clifton Park, NY serves the following New York counties:
Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Schoharie.


If you have questions regarding any of our waste and recycling services in New York, contact us online or call: (888) 549-2783

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