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Posted on: April 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Troy, Bethlehem and Rensselaer County Partnering on 2023 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Events

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TROY, NY – Rensselaer County, the City of Troy, and the Town of Bethlehem will be partnering on an inter-county Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal program for 2023. The program consists of four events providing residents of the participating municipalities the opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous materials not accepted through normal garbage collection service.
 
The first event will be Saturday, May 13th, at the Troy Resource Management Facility (Alamo) in Troy at the corner of East Industrial Parkway and Main Street (3000 Main St).
 
Participating Municipalities for the May 13th event include:

  • City of Troy         
  • Town of Bethlehem
  • Town of North Greenbush    
  • City of Rensselaer
  • Town of Schodack
  • Town of Grafton

The disposal events are a free service available to residents of the participating municipalities only. Advanced registration is required; residents who have not pre-registered will be unable to utilize the program. Residents must visit their participating municipality’s website to register. The link for Troy residents is www.troyny.gov/hhw. Residents without access to the internet can contact their community’s municipal liaison.
 
Municipal Liaisons:
 
City of Troy
Naomi Pitkin, Recycling Specialist
Email: naomi.pitkin@troyny.gov
Phone: (518) 279-7313
 
Town of Bethlehem
Dan Lilkas-Rain, Recycling Coordinator
Email: drain@townofbethlehem.org
Phone: 518-439-4955, ext. 1510
 
Town of North Greenbush
Ann Shaughnessy, Director of Rensselaer County Environmental Management Council
Email: ashaughnessy@rensco.com
Phone: (518) 270-2888
 
City of Rensselaer
Ann Shaughnessy, Director of Rensselaer County Environmental Management Council
Email: ashaughnessy@rensco.com
Phone: (518) 270-2888
 
Town of Grafton
Ann Shaughnessy, Director of Rensselaer County Environmental Management Council
Email: ashaughnessy@rensco.com
Phone: (518) 270-2888
 
Town of Schodack
Ann Shaughnessy, Director of Rensselaer County Environmental Management Council
Email: ashaughnessy@rensco.com
Phone: (518) 270-2888
 
PLEASE NOTE: HHW events will NOT be collecting electronics, tires or shredding. These items will be collected at separate events, where offered by specific municipalities.
 
Business owners wanting to dispose of hazardous waste may set up an appointment in advance with the vendor. There will be fees associated with disposal of these materials, which will be the sole responsibility of the business owner. To arrange an appointment and be connected with the vendor, contact the appropriate municipal liaison.
 
City of Troy Mayor Wm. Patrick Madden: “New Yorkers have a constitutional right to a clean environment and the City of Troy is proud to support this right by helping residents safely dispose of hazardous materials for free. I am grateful for the support of local partners, our city workforce and neighboring municipalities who have all played a role in making these important events available to our communities, and look forward to another successful household hazardous waste disposal program.”
 
County Executive Steve McLaughlin: "Rensselaer County is focused on expanding service and convenience for our residents, and these HHW events are part of that mission. We are excited local and county governments are once again coming together to help residents safely and conveniently dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste. These events have proven to be very successful in the past, and we expect the ones scheduled for 2023 to also be a success.”
 
Chair of the Rensselaer County Legislature Kelly Hoffman: “The disposal of hazardous waste has been an issue for many residents and communities throughout Rensselaer County, so we partnered together to make it accessible and affordable. Last year, this program had a tremendous turnout, and the partnership helped reduce costs for the municipalities that participated.”
 
North Greenbush Supervisor Joe Bott: “Residents of North Greenbush are environmentally conscious and want to preserve our beautiful surroundings. We are thrilled to be able to once again provide our residents with a safe and proper way to dispose of their household hazardous wastes. This event was very popular last year, and spaces filled up quick, so I encourage residents to register early.”
 
Rensselaer Mayor Michael Stammel: “We are working hard for a cleaner and greener Rensselaer. Providing our residents with a safe way to properly get rid of paint cans, household chemicals, and other hazardous wastes will keep them out of our trash and out of our landfill. Please register early. Space is limited.”
 
Town of Grafton Supervisor Ingrid Gundrum: "As a Town Supervisor I was pleased to work with Rensselaer County in bringing these events to our communities last year. I am grateful to have another opportunity for Grafton to participate - it's vital that we unite as communities to give our residents resources for proper disposal that keep our beautiful Rensselaer County neighborhoods, woods, streams and farmlands clear of hazardous household waste."
 
Town of Schodack Supervisor Chuck Peter: “Schodack is proud to participate in this important program and we look forward to once again offering our residents the opportunity to help keep our environment clean and provide for a safe way to dispose of these hazardous materials”
 
Troy residents can opt-in for notifications on upcoming events at http://www.troyny.gov/connect.

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