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Bulk Item Recycling

Increased recycling has a positive impact on the environment. Bulk item recycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators, conserves natural resources such as timber, water, raw metals, and minerals, prevents pollution, and reduces greenhouse emissions by reducing the need to mine and process new raw materials. 

What is bulk item recycling? 

A bulk item is something that is too large to fit into a recycling bin or bag. The Schenectady County Soil and Conservation District provides residents with a safe and affordable way to recycle many bulk items.



Recycle Your Bulk Items with Schenectady County!

A yearly permit is required to use the Compost and Recycling Facility.

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  • Stoves
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Metal Dishwashers
  • Hot Water Heaters

Other Metals

  • Bikes
  • Metal Desks
  • Metal Cabinets
  • Metal Furniture
  • Scrap Metal
  • Cable & Wires
  • Metal Pipes
  • Clean Steel Pails
  • Lawn Mowers 
  • Electric Motors
  • Small Motor Compressors
  • Fuel Tanks up to 275 Gallons
  • 55 Gallon Drums
  • Motor Vehicle: doors, exhaust systems, fuel tanks 

All items must be empty and dry; no fuel or oil.

Freon Containing Appliances

  • Refrigerators & Freezers:  $20.00 each
  • Dorm-sized units:  $10.00 each
  • Window Air Conditioners: 10.00 each
  • Dehumidifiers: $10.00

Car & Pickup Truck Tires 13"-17"

  • Without Rim: $4.00 each
  • With Rim: $7.00 each

For questions on eligible recyclable items not listed, call the Compost & Recycling Facility Office
518-399-6980, Monday - Friday, 8am to 12:00pm.