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Garbage & Recycling

The 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 Treasurer’s Office. 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:

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Download Current Recycling Calendar & Guidelines

Please note: The City of Amsterdam has gone to a single stream recycling method. You can mix the paper and container groups.