Posts for 2016

Christmas Bike Promise 2016

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Each Christmas, County Waste and Recycling in Clifton Park participates in the Christmas Bike Promise.  This year County Waste was able to donate 153 bikes to 9 different charities in the Capital District.

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Recycling Empty Aerosol Cans

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Can Aerosol Cans be Recycled? Yes. But do it right

Aerosol cans are fairly simple – the can is made of steel or aluminum and contains a product – like hair spray, shaving cream, paint, or whipped cream - to be dispensed.

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Smoke Detector Types and Disposal

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Installing and maintaining working smoke detectors is a simple safeguard residents have against potential tragedy.

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County Waste & Recycling Supports Community Events

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County Waste & Recycling is proud to support local community events throughout the year. In addition to providing quality and cost-effective garbage and recycling collection services, County Waste is dedicated to the communities we serve and are actively involved in various community programs. Join us for these upcoming events that are not only fun for the family but also give back to our community.

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Donate to the Capital District of Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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County Waste & Recycling encourages area residents and businesses to donate useful items to the Capital District Habitat for Humanity Restore in Albany.

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DEA Collects 47,596 Pounds of Prescription Drugs in New York State

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Americans turned in more unused prescription drugs at the Annual Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day than on any of the previous events since it began in 2010, demonstrating their understanding of the value of this service.

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Proper Electronic Waste Disposal

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Have you decided to update your outdated home computer? Bought the latest new smartphone? Transitioned from your CD player to a bluetooth device? Or indulged in that new tablet you purchased for yourself or your children? Because technology is always changing, it seems we are always buying the lastest and greatest electronic gadgets.

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County Waste Takes Part in Golf Tournament to Benefit Ronald McDonald House

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CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT – Benefiting Ronald McDonald House

County Waste & Recycling and the Colonie Landfill joined together to sponsor a Golf Tournament to benefit The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region.

Total proceeds were $7,683.72

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Waste County Employees Support the Wounded Warrior Project

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Waste County employees met the challenge and competed in a local Tough Mudder event to support the Wounded Warrior Project. Funds raised help injured vets with combat stress recovery programs, adaptive sports programs, benefits counseling and employment services.

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Waste County Employees Support Toys for Tots

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Since 2012, Waste County employees and vendors have joined forces to support the Albany area Toys for Tots. The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

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County Waste Provides Recycling for the Tri-City Valley Cats

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County Waste is proud to be the provider of recycling services for the Tri-City ValleyCats and “The Joe” as well as be a part of the annual TCVC Go Green Night to help raise public awareness about the benefits of recycling.

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County Waste Donates Over 100 Bicycles to Youth

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After Assembling Bicycles by Hand, Employees Distribute Bikes to Numerous Capital Region Youth Organizations

Clifton Park, New York – On December 23, 2015, employees from County Waste, a Waste Connections company, loaded up the final 40 of 148 bicycles they assembled.  The bikes were distributed to various Capital Region youth organizations. County Waste donated bicycles to 7 different nonprofits in Albany, Ballston Spa, Clifton Park, Troy, Schenectady, Nassau, and Hoosick Falls. From there, these organizations distribute the bicycles to families in need or utilize them at the organization.

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