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The purpose of Albany's waste collection and recycling program is to -

Items should only be placed

curbside the evening prior to your scheduled collection day not before 7 p.m. and/or dusk but before 12 midnight.

Excessive quantities of trash and recycling placed curbside are subject to billing and a fine.

Prior to placement for collection, all waste containers and waste stored in plastic bags for weekly pickup must be

stored in areas away from front yards, sidewalks, or other public rights of way affecting the visual and aesthetic

character of city streetscape.

All properties and/or adjoining public ways in the city of Albany must be maintained free of litter, debris and

excessive accumulation of animal waste.

All properties must be maintained free of heavy overgrowth and or accumulation of weeds.

At no time should leaves, grass clippings and other yard waste debris be raked into the street. These items should

be placed in a biodegradable paper bag and placed curbside the evening prior to your collection day.


Residential construction debris will be picked up curbside as long it is neatly containerized, manageable by 1

person, able to be loaded into in a collection vehicle and takes laborers no more than 4 trips between the pile and

the vehicle. Building material should not be placed curbside more than twice a month.

It is the responsibility of all property owners' and/ or residents to remove snow and ice from the sidewalks

adjacent to their property within 24 hours of end of a snowstorm.

In no event shall snow, by anyone, be shoveled, plowed or snow blown into the city streets, carriageways, or

crosswalks for removal.

First Offense $100.00

Second Offense $200.00

Three or More $250.00

collect normal weekly generated

household trash and recycling from residential properties with less than 4 units.

(Code: 313-8)

(Code: 313-8)

(Code: 313-47)

(Code: 313-51.1)


(Code: 313-8)

(Code: 323-21/22)

(Code: 323-21)

Violators of these codes can be subject to a fine up to $250.00 plus cost of cleanup.

Fines are as follows:

Excessive is anything

that is not manageable by 1 person, unable to be loaded into a collection vehicle and takes laborers than 4

trips between the pile and the vehicle.


For a copy of our Waste Collection and Recycling Program brochure

Call the Department of General Services at


City Code Reminders from

The Department of General Services