office location & hours | The City's Recycling Office is located inside the Mayor's Office on the fifth floor at Troy City Hall 433 River Street, Troy NY 12180. Get Directions City Hall is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. City Hall is not open on these Holidays.
The City of Troy's "Single Stream Recycling Program" allows residents to combine all their recyclables into one container. This means no more separation of acceptable items, making recycling easier for the residents while incurring no additional costs to the City. Learn more about our Learn more about our Single Stream Recycling Program (PDF).
Your recyclables are picked up the same day the garbage is picked up. All recyclable items are to be placed in one or more city-issued blue containers and placed curbside no earlier than 6 p.m. the night prior to pickup or before 6 a.m. on the day of pickup.
No collection on these holidays. Recyclables will be collected on the next business day following the holiday.
- New Years Day
- Independence Day (July 4th)
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
If your recycling is not collected on your scheduled day, leave your container out and call the Department of Public Works dispatcher at 518-270-4579 as soon as possible. Do not wait to call for a missed collection!
Recycling bins can be picked up at the Mayor's office in Troy City Hall at 433 River Street during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday. City Hall is not open on these Holidays.
If you require an additional container, please contact the Department of Public Works dispatcher at 518-270-4579.
If you have any specific questions regarding what is recyclable or how to recycle something, please contact the Recycling Coordinator at (518) 279 - 7171.
Other Recycling Programs
Contact the Special Recycling Department at 518-279-7171 for more information regarding these programs:
- Metal/White Goods Recycling
- Electronics Recycling (including: fluorescent bulbs and household batteries)
- Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Waste reduction is as important as recycling. Both benefit the entire community by protecting the environment, conserving landfill space, and saving money. Here are some helpful hints to reduce waste:
- Buy only what you will use, but whenever possible,
- Buy the items you use often in bulk quantities or economic sizes.
- Purchase durable, repairable goods.
- Buy products with the least amount of packaging.
- Buy products made from and packaged in recycled materials.
- Find ways to reuse household products. Reuse paper and plastic grocery bags.
- Save magazines and give them to friends, neighbors, nursing homes, schools, etc.
- Donate unwanted goods to charity or hold a garage sale.
The Sustainability Task Force is running a series of sustainability-oriented community campaigns to help Troy transition to cleaner energy, help ease energy costs, and raise grant funds at the same time. Please sign up now for the City, the planet, and our communities! Campaigns include community solar power, electric vehicles, clean heating and cooling, and demand response, which helps make energy use more effective. View the flyer here or follow the links below to learn more and sign up:
Comprehensive Recycling Analysis
Annually, the City submits reports to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation regarding progress towards the seven objectives listed in the Comprehensive Recycling Analysis. To view the reports, visit our archive center.