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Garbage & Recycling Pickup

Garbage Pickup and Recycling in AmsterdamThe City of Amsterdam conveniently provides garbage collection to all residents within the City and the collection of normal garbage is provided as part of your taxes, if you need large items picked up the City offers this as a separate service, and payment may be made to the City Clerk. You may also bring other garbage and large items to the Montgomery County Transfer Station transfer facility located on Rt. 5S, there is a transfer fee associated with all drop-offs.

Garbage is picked up Monday - Friday with recyclables picked up on WEDNESDAYS ONLY, please review the schedule below.

Holiday schedule change for garbage collection

  1. Monday Holiday - Garbage normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday; Tuesday's garbage will be collected on Wednesday along with Wednesday's normal collection. The remainder of the week will be unchanged.
  2. Tuesday Holiday - Garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday along with Wednesday's normal collection. The remainder of the week will be unchanged.
  3. Thursday Holiday - Garbage normally collected Thursday will be collected on Wednesday along with Wednesday's normal collection. The remainder of the week will remain unchanged.
  4. Friday Holiday - Garbage normally collected on Friday will be collected on Thursday and Thursday's garbage will be collected on Wednesday along with Wednesday's normal collection. The remainder of the week will be unchanged.

2015 Recycling Schedule

Your recycling pickup schedule depends on where in the City of Amsterdam you live. Please place your recycling out the night before your pickup day to ensure pickup.

East side of Route 30 North: West side of Route 30 North:
January 7 January 14
January 28 February 4
February 11 February 25
March 4 March 11
March 18 March 25
April 1 April 8
April 15 April 22
April 29 May 6
May 13 May 20
June 3 June 10
June 17 June 24
July 8 July 15
July 22 July 29
August 5 August 12
August 19 August 26
September 2 Spetember 16
September 23 September 30
October 7 October 21
October 28 November 4
November 18 December 2
December 9 December 16
December 30  

The days that trash is picked up depends on where in the City of Amsterdam you live. If you do not know what day your trash or recyclables are suppose to be collected, you may call the Department of Public Works at (518) 842-3691 for information.

Please Note:

The City of Amsterdam's Sewer Maintenance Department is requesting that all city residents be reminded that rubber gloves, paper towels, baby wipes, feminine products, cooking oils and other similar disposable products should NOT be disposed of by flushing them down their toilets. These items should be disposed of in your weekly garbage pickup. Due to the age and size of the City's Sanitary Sewer System, the above items are causing blockage problems in the Sanitary Sewer Mains and YOUR sanitary sewer laterals.

El departamento del mantenimiento de la alcantarilla de Amsterdam está solicitando a todos los residentes de la ciudad de Amsterdam que los guantes de goma, las toallas de papel de cocina, toallitas húmedas para bebé, productos femeninos, aceite de cocinar y otros productos desechables NO deberian ser desechos en los servicios sanitarios de la cuidad. Los artículos antedichos deberían ser desechos semanalmente cuando te recogan la basura. Esto es debido a la edad y al tamaño del sistema de alcantarilla sanitario de la ciudad, los artículos antedichos están causando problemas de la obstrucción en las cañerías sanitarias de la alcantarilla generales y SU cañerías sanitarias.

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