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Residential Garbage Service

County Waste and Recycling provides residential garbage and recycling services to municipalities, single-family homes, and homeowner associations across the Capital Region. We strive to provide safe, dependable and cost-effective garbage and recycling collection services to all of our customers.

Christmas Tree Pick-Up Schedule 2022

Municipalities Dates of Collection Date Trees MUST Be Out By Who Recieves This Service
Town of Ballston January 14th  Thursday, January 13th 2022 All Town Residents
Town of Clifton Park January 10th - January 15th  Sunday, January 9th 2022 All Town Residents
Town of Glenville January 17th - January 21st Sunday, January 16th 2022 County Waste Customers Only 
Town of Halfmoon January 10th & 11th Sunday, January 9th 2022 County Waste Customers Only 
Town of Schaghticoke January 10th Sunday, January 9th 2022 All Town Residents
Town of Wilton January 19th Tuesday, January 18th 2022 County Waste Customers Only 

For residents we also offer Residential Roll Off Dumpster Rentals.

Military 10% Discount

Residential Trash Service

New County Waste and Recycling residential customers receive a 35-gallon, 65-gallon or 95-gallon trash cart. The carts provide a safe and secure place for residential waste between pickup dates and the large wheels make it easy to roll carts to and from the end of the driveway.

Collection Frequency Weekly, Every Other Week
Collection Schedule Schedule
Cart Sizes - GRAY LID
35, 65 or 95 Gallon
Service Area Service Area Map

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Residential Garbage Carts

35 Gallon Residential Trash Cart

35 Gallon Trash Cart

65 Gallon Residential Trash Cart

65 Gallon Trash Cart

County Waste 95 Gallon Trash Cart

95 Gallon Trash Cart

Yard Waste Collection

Area Dates Pick up day
Clifton Park 4/12- 11/30 Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Town of Ballston 4/21- 11/26 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Town of Charlton 4/22 - 11/25 Thursday
Malta 4/21 -11/24 Wednesday
"Ballston Lake (pays taxes to Clifton Park)" 4/19- 11/30 Monday, Tuesday, Friday
"Ballston Lake (pays taxes to Town of Malta or Town of Ballston)" 4/21 -11/25 Wednesday, Thursday
"Ballston Lake (pays taxes to Town of Charlton)" 4/22 - 11/25 Thursday
Wilton 4/21 -11/24 Wednesday
"Ganesvoort (pays taxes to Town of Wilton or on W1209 route)" 4/21 -11/24 Wednesday
Glenville 4/19 - 11/30 Monday - Friday
"Town & Village of Schaghticoke" 4/19 - 11/29 Monday
Ballston Spa 4/22 - 11/25 Thursday
Rexford 4/19 - 11/30 Monday, Tuesday
Burnt Hills 4/22 - 11/25 Thursday
Rennselaer Co 4/19 - 11/30 regular trash day
Saratoga Springs 4/19 - 11/30 regular trash day
Halfmoon 4/19 - 11/30 Monday, Tuesday
Stillwater 4/19 - 11/30 regular trash day
"Mechanicville (pays taxes to Halfmoon or Stillwater)" 4/19 - 11/30 regular trash day
Town of Colonie Town of Colonie does pick up in town/city

Safe Collection

County Waste and Recycling strives to assure the complete safety of our customers, our employees and the public in all our operations.

Please contact us if you need additional carts or a larger cart.

5 Steps to Safe & Efficient Collection

  1. Place only acceptable materials in the trash cart and do not overfill
  2. Bag and tie all garbage materials AND close the lid to prevent littering.
  3. Place the carts at the end of your driveway the night before your collection day.
  4. Space carts for safe and efficient collection. (see diagram)
  5. After cart is emptied, remove from driveway.
County Waste Residential Cart Spacing

When you and your neighbors place carts a safe distance from other carts and objects, it allows the auto side load trucks to safely and promptly empty the carts.

Why Cart Spacing Matters

  • The 18’ height spacing is needed to reduce overhead hazards like powerlines and trees.
  • The 3’ cart spacing is needed to accommodate the auto load system.
  • The 5’ distance is needed to safely empty the cart near trees, cars, mailboxes, etc.

Everyone Benefits

When each household consistently follows the 5 Steps to Safe & Efficient Collection everyone benefits with:

  • Safety
  • Timely Service
  • Cleaner Neighborhoods


For safety, environmental and legal reasons, only place approved non-hazardous, solid wastes out for County Waste & Recycling collection.

Our Waste Wizard, available below and via the County Waste App, make it easy to look up any item for proper handling:  trash cart, recycling cart, special bulk pickup or special drop off.

Acceptable Trash Cart Materials

  • Cardboard, dirty, greasy or wet
  • Clothes, shoes, boots
  • Clothes hangers
  • Diapers
  • Dog or other small pet waste, double bagged
  • Food
  • Food-to-go containers
  • Garden hoses
  • Glass
  • Household trash, solid waste, non-hazardous
  • Paper, soiled, greasy or wet
  • Plastic bags, plastic film
  • Plastic 6-pack holders
  • Ribbon
  • Styrofoam egg cartons, cups, plates
  • Styrofoam packing materials
  • Toys
  • Twine, cord, rope, chain

Unacceptable Trash Cart Materials

  • Ammunition
  • Ashes, hot or cold
  • Batteries
  • Construction materials
  • Electronics
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Liquids: fuel, oil, paints, etc.
  • Materials too large to close cart lid
  • Medical waste, needles, sharps
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires
  • Wood
  • Yard waste

Bulk Pickup

When residential customers have items too large to fit inside their cart and close the lid, they can request a bulk pickup. A list of common bulk items is listed below. County Waste & Recycling also offers roll off containers for large house, garage or yard cleanout jobs and home remodel and construction projects.

  • Call or email days in advance to schedule a bulk pickup (see chart below)
  • Describe the type and quantity of materials for collection, costs will vary
  • Bulk pickups are normally scheduled on the customer’s normal collection day.
Normal Collection Day Request Bulk Pickup By
Monday Thursday
Tuesday Friday
Wednesday Monday
Thursday Tuesday
Friday Wednesday

Request Bulk Pickup

Acceptable Bulk Pickup Items

  • Barbeque (no propane tanks)
  • Carpet & underpadding
  • Flooring (linoleum)
  • Furniture
  • Lawn mower, non-riding (gas and oil removed)
  • Mattress / Box Spring
  • Microwave
  • Mirror
  • Window
  • Wood

Thank you for taking steps to make residential trash collection safe and efficient for you, your neighborhood and community.