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Solid Waste Disposal
Niskayuna Transfer Station
2555 River Road

Tuesday and Friday 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

All residents may use the transfer station located 1.2 miles south of the GE R&D circle. There is a $55 Annual Permit fee in addition to the charges listed below.  The annual fee covers April 1st through March 31st of the following year.  A 3-Day Permit is also available for a fee of $30.  Disposal fees for recyclables and residential waste brought to the transfer station are paid with $10 punch cards.  Attendants will punch out the appropriate dollar amounts on the cards based on size, number, and content of your bags.  Permits and punch cards may be purchased either at the Transfer Station during hours of operation or at the Town Clerk's Office in Town Hall, 9 to 5, Monday through Friday.
Weekly Disposal
Residents may use a rubbish removal service or use the Niskayuna Transfer Station. Check our web site for contact information to Town licensed Garbage Haulers. Be sure to ask if they have lower rates for smaller container sizes that may better suit your family.
Whether you use a service or the Town's transfer station, Town law requires all residents to separate the following items for recycling:
Car Batteries (Trade in at the store)
Corrugated Cardboard (Clean, Flat)
Glass Bottles and Jars (Rinsed)
Kraft Paper or Brown Paper Bags
Magazines and Junk Mail
Milk Cartons, Juice Cartons, Juice Boxes
Newspaper (Dry)
Plastic Bottles and Jugs (Flattened)
Tin Cans (Rinsed)
Waste Oil (Take to any service station selling oil)
White Goods (Trade-in when possible)
Yard Waste (Leaf bags at curbside)
{Some haulers may combine some of these items for pickup. Contact your hauler for his pickup procedures.}

Additional Voluntary Recyclables Accepted at the Transfer Station
Boxboard (gray when torn-such as cereal and cracker boxes)
Bleached Paper Board (white when torn-such as frozen food containers).

(Must be put in clear plastic bags)
0 - 15 lbs.                       $2.25 per bag
15 - 30 lbs.                      $4.25 per bag
Recyclables (Estimate of total recyclables, not individual bags)
Plastic/Glass/Tin:  20 Gallon Bag             $1.25 per bag
Paper Products:  0 - 15 lbs.                      $ .50 per bag
Newspapers, Magazines, Junk Mail, Boxboard - No Charge
Clean Corrugated Cardboard - up to 5 boxes - No Charge
Larger Quantities At Market Price

Yard Waste
Niskayuna provides weekly curbside pickup of bagged leaves and bundled brush. Call the Highway Department (785-9753) for information on the pickup schedule.
Residential yard waste may also be taken directly to the Schenectady County Composting Facility, 24 Hetcheltown Road in Glenville (399-6980). A $20 vehicle sticker (bring registration) is required. County residents may dump up to 1.5 cubic yards (small truck load) per day for free, anything over is assessed an extra fee.  Hours:  April through December, Monday-Saturday , 8 AM-3 PM;  January through March, Friday & Saturday (only)  8AM-3PM.
Brush and Tree Limbs: Most weeks between April - September, the Town picks up brush and tree limbs up to 2" in diameter at curbside if they are securely tied in bundles (with cord, not wire) of no more than 40 pounds and not more than 4 feet in length.
Between October 1 and 14 a loose brush pickup announcement is placed in local newspapers and the Town Newsletter. At that time, residents may leave brush unbundled at curbside including tree limbs up to 4-foot lengths and 4-inch diameter.
Leaves: Between October 15 and the first snow fall, the Town vacuums loose leaves that have been piled within 4 feet of, but not on, the pavement. Leaves may also be bagged in biodegradable bags and left anytime at curbside, April - November.

Bulky Items
$6.00 per Item
Microwave oven
Space heater
Duct work
Box spring or mattress (single size)
Kitchen chairs - 2/$6
Small furniture
Small sink
Misc. items up to 70#

$12.00 per Item
Metal Cabinet
File cabinet
Stuffed chair
Console TV or stereo
Sink, large
Large furniture (except sofas)
Box spring or mattress (double or larger)
Up to 9’x12’ rug or padding
Misc. items up to 130#

$18.00 per Item
Water heater
Bath tub
Stuffed loveseat
Washer or dryer
Rugs or padding (larger than 9’x12’)
Misc. items up to 200#

$25.00 per item
Stuffed sofa and/or sleeper
Misc. items over 200#

The landfill accepts EMPTY latex or oil-based paint cans. You may dispose of oil-based paint  through the Schenectady County Household Hazardous Waste Program described below.  Latex paint may be spread on old newspaper, allowed to dry and then disposed of at the Transfer Station.

Construction and Demolition Wastes (C&D)
Except for an occasional 2x4, C&D should be taken to the Colonie Landfill (783-2826).

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Gasoline, oil-based paints, pesticides and other hazardous waste is not accepted at The Niskayauna Transfer Station.  Residents can schedule an appointment to dispose of  hazardous waste materials through the Schenectady County Household Hazardous Waste Program. For information, call 518-386-2225.
Large White Goods
If possible, arrange for the store to pickup and dispose of the old unit when the new unit is delivered. The Niskayuna Transfer Station does not accept appliances with freon.

One Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309
Phone: (518) 386-4500 Fax: (518) 386-4592 | Hours: M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.