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Recyling Guidelines for Saratoga County

Recycling in Saratoga Springs NY is an important part of helping the environment in Spa City. Saratoga County makes it easy for you to recycle (and has even made it a law for residents to recycle certain materials). Here are helpful answers to some frequently asked questions.

Does Saratoga County require residents to recycle?

Yes, under Saratoga County's Mandatory Recycling Law, the following MUST be recycled:

  • Newspapers
  • Plastic bottles
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Metal cans

Where can I bring my recyclables within Saratoga County?

Saratoga recycling centers are conveniently located throughout the County:

  • Wiebel Ave, Saratoga Springs (Tues-Sat 7:55am-3:55pm)
  • Heath Road, Corinth (Tues-Sat 8am-4pm)
  • Vishers Ferry Road, Clifton Park (Tues 8am-6pm, Wed-Sat 8am-4pm)
  • County Farm Road, Milton (Tues-Sat 8am-4pm)
  • Butler Road, Moreau (Mon-Tues 7:30am-12pm, Thurs 12pm-5pm, Fri-Sat 7:30am-3:45pm)

All locations are open to Saratoga County residents.

What items are recyclable?

Many items you use everyday are recyclable in Saratoga County. Some of the more popular items are:

  • Plastics #1-7 (no lids or #7 PLA compostables)
  • Cans
  • Clean, balled aluminum foil (2" or larger) & pie pans
  • Empty aerosol cans (no lids)
  • Corrugated cardboard & paper bags
  • Empty pizza boxes
  • File folders
  • Glass bottles & jars (Clear and colored, rinsed & clean)
  • Loose metal jar lids and steel bottle caps
  • Magazines, brochures & catalogs
  • Newspapers & inserts
  • Opened mail, junk mail, and greeting cards
  • Paperback books
  • Paperboard boxes (cereal, cracker, etc boxes)
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper milk or juice cartons (no foil pouches)
  • Phone books
  • Rigid plastics
  • Shredded paper (in clear plastic bags)
  • White or pastel office papers
  • Large appliances (stoves, hot water heaters, dishwashers, refigerators, etc)
  • Most scrap metal

All paper products should be dry and clean. Large appliances should have all material removed from inside, including any glass shelves.

No styrofoam products can be recycled.

Can someone just pick-up my recyclables?

Absolutely (for a price of course). There are private contractors within Saratoga County who will collect your recyclables on a regular basis.

Do I need to separate my recyclables?

Saratoga County uses a single-stream recycling process, so residents do not need to separate recyclables. You can keep paper goods, aluminum, glass, and plastic together when dropping off at any of the five recycling centers.

What if I have more questions?

You can call 1-866-REUSE-IT (1-866-738-7348). That's the Saratoga County Recycling Information Line. They can answer all your questions and provide additional information.

Recycling is only one piece of the pie. Discover other ways you can live green in Saratoga and make a positive difference in your life and community!