Garbage Collection

Pickup Schedule

Weekly household garbage should be placed out to the curb or in the alley after 7 pm the night before your pick up day, or before 6 am the day of your pick up. Household garbage is primarily food or other organic waste and food packaging.

Garbage and waste must be placed in a water-tight plastic container and may not be placed at the curb in a plastic or paper bag. Please see associated pages for proper handling of recyclables and yard materials. If animals manage to break open the trash container, it is the responsibility of the resident to clean up the trash.

Collection Schedule

To find out when your household garbage is scheduled to be picked up call the Public Works dispatcher at 518-270-4579. 

Your physical address will determine when garbage and recycling is collected at your property. Find your collection day using the maps below:

Holiday Pickup

Remember that legal holidays can affect the weekly garbage pick up schedule. There will be no garbage and recycling pickup on the following days (unless otherwise specified):

  • New Year's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • July 4th
  • Christmas Day

Recyclable items will be collected on the next business day following the holiday.

Missed Pickup

If your household garbage is not picked up on your scheduled day, please call the Public Works dispatcher immediately at 518-270-4579.   Do not wait to call for a missed collection!


For more information on the City's single stream recycling program and a full list of accepted recyclable materials please visit Troy's recycling page.

Yard Waste

For information on leaf bag and yard waste collection, visit our Yard Waste Collection page.

Bulk Trash

Items such as furniture, appliances, carpets, TVs, and mattresses may be picked up by making an appointment only. For more information, visit our Bulk Pickup page.

Solid Waste Collection Annual Fee

Each residential property is subject to an annual garbage collection fee. The payment is due in two installments. For information about the annual garbage collection fee and frequently asked questions visit our Solid Waste Management Annual Fee page.

Report a Garbage Violation

Contact a Litter Patrol officer for violations pertaining to trash and garbage.

Report Illegal Dumping 

Call the non-emergency Police line at 518-270-4411 to report illegal dumping on your property or elsewhere. Get more information about reporting illegal dumping and preventing it