News Flash Home
The original item was published from 4/17/2023 2:09:00 PM to 4/21/2023 2:39:28 PM.

News Flash

City News

Posted on: April 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Troy Launches "Clean Streets" Trash Barrel Program Today

Clean Streets Graphic

TROY, NY – The City of Troy announced today that residents will begin receiving new trash barrels free of charge through the city's "Clean Streets" initiative. The high-quality barrels will be delivered though April 29th and will provide years of service that will reduce problems with litter and vermin. The program will also reduce the risk of labor-related injury to the city workforce, and was made possible in part with funding through the American Rescue Plan (ARPA), signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021.

"Providing a clean, safe and healthful environment is one of my top priorities as mayor, and it was important to me that the Clean Streets program works toward this goal in an equitable way," said City of Troy Mayor Wm. Patrick Madden. "The program is delivering barrels to all neighborhoods, including neighborhoods previously underserved by the city, because universal access to high-quality, lidded barrels is a first step in addressing litter problems in every Troy and Lansingburgh neighborhood."

"When I came aboard as Deputy Mayor I knew residents were frustrated with litter, which is why I helped coordinate a solution that applied ARPA funding to make trash collection safer, equitable and more efficient at no extra cost to the community," said City of Troy Deputy Mayor Chris Nolin. "I will always work to find ways to make government more efficient so the community gets the best services for their dollar."

“I am excited for the Clean Streets program to begin serving our community," said City of Troy Account Clerk Javi Najera. "Today's deliveries are the culmination of months of work and will result in a cleaner city for all.”

The delivery of high-quality barrels is the first step of the Clean Streets program. Beginning this summer, trash collection will only serve barrels issued by the City of Troy. Residents are encouraged to embrace the new barrels ahead of program implementation and will be notified soon of the coming collection date in which the City of Troy will collect unwanted, non city-issued barrels.

Research has shown that lasting environmental justice solutions begin with community engagement. The Clean Streets barrel program was the result of conversations with Troy and Lansingburgh neighbors, who consistently cited lack of access to high-quality bins as a source of community litter. The lidded barrels will prevent high-winds from blowing trash into the community on collection days and vermin from feeding on exposed garbage.


Residents with questions about the Clean Streets program should reach out to City Hall and ask for Clean Streets Program Coordinator Javi Najera.

Additional Info...
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News

Fire Fighter

Nine new Firefighters sworn in.

Posted on: February 23, 2024
Pres Day 3865239

City Hall Will be Closed Monday

Posted on: February 16, 2024
State of the City Invite Image 020724

2024 State of the City

Posted on: February 16, 2024
Dylan Spring

Mayor Mantello Hires Dylan Spring as City Comptroller

Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: February 17, 2023
Centenni.jpg 6

Three Honored for Lifesaving Action

Posted on: February 13, 2024
street cleaning

Street Cleaning Schedule for 2/12-2/16

Posted on: February 12, 2024
Alamo 1 3813473

Bulk Trash Drop-Off on Fridays

Posted on: February 9, 2024 | Last Modified on: February 17, 2023
State of the City Invite Image 020724

2024 State of the City

Posted on: February 9, 2024
Pro Housing

Troy Mayor Carmella Mantello Announces Intent to be Recognized as a NYS Pro-Housing Community

Posted on: February 8, 2024 | Last Modified on: February 17, 2023
Fire Heros 2

Two Troy Men Honored for Heroic Actions

Posted on: January 26, 2024
Sausse Finished

Sausse Ave. and 15th Reopens

Posted on: January 12, 2024
Leaf It In a Bag

“Leaf” It in a Paper Bag!

Posted on: November 6, 2023