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 (even making 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)

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

  • newspapers, magazines
  • brochures, catalogues
  • paperback books
  • phone books
  • office paper
  • junk mail, opened mail, greeting cards
  • corrugated cardboard
  • paperboard boxes (cereal, or other boxes)
  • glass bottles and jars (clear and colored, rinsed and clean)
  • plastics that have the triangle with numbers 1 through 7 only
  • rigid plastics
  • tin, steel, and aluminum cans
  • large appliances (stoves, refrigerators, washers, and driers)
  • most scrap metals

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?
As of March 2015, Saratoga County has converted to a single-stream recycling process, so residents no longer 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.

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