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The County Waste and Recycling News section offers useful information about recycling and proper waste disposal.
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Recycling Metal Food Cans

August 23, 2018

Metal cans are an efficient and practical way to store food in your home and, as an added benefit, metal cans are 100 percent recyclable.

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Last Modified: 08-23-2018-12:26:46


The Best Thing to do with Grass Clippings

May 9, 2018

Spring is right around the corner uprooting dreams of green lawns manicured to perfection. An immaculate yard is something many homeowners’ strive to achieve. Barriers such as the weather, water restrictions, pets, and even children manage to deteriorate well-thought out efforts. While some obstacles deter the accomplishment of having the best lawn in the neighborhood, there is one simple and green technique that is sure to bring life to your lawn.

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Last Modified: 05-9-2018-13:13:02


A CD and DVD Recycling Guide

March 1, 2018

Technology is always changing. What becomes the standard medium evolves into something completely different and typically requires a new set of hardware. From vinyl to cassettes, CDs to MP3s and now, streaming music services, we find ourselves upgrading to the latest, greatest technology. But, what happens to the old stuff? Because CDs and DVDs can’t be put in the single-stream recycling bin, let’s show you how to reduce your waste through CD recycling.

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Last Modified: 03-1-2018-09:34:52


Prescription Pill Bottles Are Recyclable

October 23, 2017

One prescription pill bottle not placed in the curbside recycling bin won’t make much of a difference but Americans fill about 4 billion prescriptions every year. Couple that with the millions of over the counter medications sold annually and the value of recycling pill bottles is clear.

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Last Modified: 10-23-2017-09:07:23


Are Styrofoam cups, plates, and bowls recyclable?

August 8, 2017

Are Styrofoam cups, plates, and bowls recyclable? Not in this market, so please place Styrofoam items in the trash cart.

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Last Modified: 08-8-2017-08:54:39


Cardboard Recycling at County Waste and Recycling

January 30, 2017

Recycled cardboard becomes just about what you’d expect: more cardboard, paper products, newspapers and much, much more. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates there is about 30 million tons of corrugated cardboard generated each year.

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Last Modified: 01-30-2017-10:56:32


Christmas Tree Collection Schedule

December 14, 2016


To learn if and when County Waste, Clifton Park collects natural Christmas Trees in your area, visit this link.  Remember to remove the stand and all decorations.

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Last Modified: 12-14-2016-15:31:31


Recycling Empty Aerosol Cans

November 29, 2016

Recycle aerosol cans?  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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Last Modified: 11-30-2016-09:27:00


Cartons to be Recycled

October 25, 2016

One of the more common residential waste items placed in the trash rather than the recycling container is the carton. Juice cartons, soup cartons and many others often wind up in the landfill when they could be sent to a paper mill and recycled into new paper products.

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Last Modified: 11-16-2016-21:05:23


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.

Service Area Map

County Waste and Recycling of Clifton Park, NY serves the following counties:

Services Provided in 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 state, contact us online or call: (888) 549-2783

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