Public Works

Refuse and Recycling 

Due to changes in procedure and new regulations the City of Cohoes has updated it’s Refuse and Recycling Program as of January 1, 2023. The City will continue to take most items we have taken in the past in the same manor. There are some items we are no longer able to collect. 

The items we are no longer able to collect are as follows:

1.    Televisions & Electronics: the City of Cohoes will post a list of collection sites for these items and will collect televisions and electronics once a year at Spring Clean-Up. 

2.    Paint products: any type of paint, latex or oil based, paint thinner, or spray paint in cans. Paint can be collected if it is dry and hard in the can. 

3.    Propane Tanks

4.    Batteries, any type; car or household. 

5.    Light bulbs, fluorescent, metal halide, high pressure sodium or any other kind.

6.   Any petroleum products; gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel. 

7.    Rock, Dirt, Brick or Concrete.

8.    Tires: passenger tire on rim, light truck tire on rim, industrial and small medium commercial tires.

***Contractors and Landscapers doing work in the City are required to remove all debris and yard waste once the job is complete. The City of Cohoes will NOT be responsible for removing these items.*** 

Lawn and Leaf Bag Collection

Lawn and Leaf Bag collection will continue once a week during the spring, summer and fall seasons. Days will vary depending on equipment and personnel availability. 

    Leaves and yard waste need to be placed in paper lawn/leaf bags. 

     Branches must be cut up into 4’ lengths and bundled. 

    **NO rocks, bricks or concrete in lawn/leaf bags.**

    The City Garage is NOT a transfer station and CAN NOT accept Lawn or Leaf Bag.

Refuse and recycling collection is for Cohoes residents ONLY. Refuse and recycling will not be accepted if brought into the city from outside sources.  

Spring Clean-Up Day will continue to be held once a year at Lansing Park. Date to be determined.



Below is a list of collection sites within the Capital Region that collect electronics. Not all sites collect all types of electronics, so please contact the company prior to drop off. 

CountyCollection Site NameAddressCityContact Number
AlbanyBecker's TSPC113 State Rt 146
AlbanyBest Buy #4281 Crossgates Mall RdAlbany518-452-6881
AlbanyCascades Recovery US, Inc.71 Fuller RdAlbany518-527-8110
AlbanyCoeymans Recycling Center40 Riverview Dr.Coeymans518-355-6034
AlbanyComputer Answers of NY Inc.617 Central AveAlbany518-207-1477
AlbanyComputer Renaissance 180 Delaware AveDelmar518-689-0068
AlbanyComputer Renaissance595 New Loudon RdLatham518-220-4445
AlbanyElectronics Recycling & Scrapping279 BroadwayMenands518-649-9500

AlbanyGenetic Computes Inc.2244 Western AveGuilderland518-464-8040
AlbanyGood Will of Greater NY & NJ1 Fuller Rd.Colonie518-459-5580
AlbanyHippo's Home Entertainment Center1475 Western AveAlbany518-482-1864
AlbanyLiberteks.com1648 Western AveAlbany518-452-0550
AlbanyNH Kelmans Inc.41 Euclid AveCohoes518-237-5133
AlbanyScrapster6 Elmwood AveMenands518-505-5055
AlbanySims Metal Mgt Hudson River Recycling700 Smith Blvd.Albany518-465-2288
AlbanyStaples #04331440 Central AveAlbany518-435-9920
AlbanyStaples #0452601 Troy Schenectady RdLatham518-782-7839
AlbanyStaples #1705241 Route 9WGlenmont518-426-0044
AlbanyThe Salvation Army350 Troy Schenectady Rd (Route 2)Latham518-783-7120
AlbanyThe Salvation Army 452 Clinton AveAlbany518-465-2416
AlbanyVerizon Wireless Retail Store650 Troy Schenectady RdLatham518-713-2141
AlbanyVerizon Wireless Retail Store1 Crossgates Mall RdAlbany518-862-6400
AlbanyVerizon Wireless Retail Store1770 Central AveAlbany518-452-8491
AlbanyVerizon Wireless Retail Store131 Colonie CenterAlbany518-438-1358
AlbanyWhite Wolf Computers LLC527 Central AveAlbany518-459-9653
RensselaerCounty Waste Troy Transfer Station83 Water StreetTroy518-877-7007
RensselaereLot Electronics Recycling Inc.8000 Main StreetTroy518-266-9385
RensselaerGoodwill of Greater NY & NJ720 Hoosick RdTroy518-272-8451
RensselaerJGS Recycling4 Center CtGreen Island518-669-7871
RensselaerNassau Computer Repairs9 Albany AveNassau518-931-0035
RensselaerReboot Computers593 N. Greenbush RdRensselaer518-326-0140
RensselaerSchodack Transfer Station446 Poyneer RdCastleton-on-the-Hudson518-477-8491
RensselaerStaples #0534600 Greenbush RdRensselaer518-326-0140
RensselaerThe Salvation Army156 Hoosick StTroy518-266-9184
RensselaerVerizon Wireless Retail Store600 N. Greenbush Rd.Rensselaer518-687-0777
Saratoga Action TV Systems130 Saratoga AveS. Glens Falls518-798-5235
Saratoga Best Buy #5413062 Route 50 Saratoga Springs518-583-1785
SaratogaColwell Computers LLC18 Congress StSaratoga Springs518-587-3902
SaratogaComputer Answers of NY Inc1707 Route 9 #200aClifton Park518-383-0313
SaratogaeCycle TechnologiesPO Box 112Saratoga Springs518-727-0822
SaratogaHiram Hollow Transfer Station100 Washburn RdGansevoort802-236-5973
SaratogaSpanet LLC112 S. Broadway Suite 4Saratoga Springs518-581-0450
SaratogaStaples #02553035 Route 50 (Wilton Square)Saratoga Springs518-581-7298
SaratogaTech Valley Recycling Inc.767 Pierce RdClifton Park518-877-9800
SaratogaThe Salvation Army31 Old Route 146Clifton Park518-373-5880
SaratogaVerizon Wireless Retail Store15 Park AveClifton Park518-689-9600
SaratogaVerizon Wireless Retail Store3065 Route 50Saratoga Springs518-691-2800
SchenectadyComputer Answers of NY Inc2330 Watt StreetSchenectady518-346-6007
SchenectadyGood Will of NY & NJ1400 Altamont AveSchenectady518-355-4256
SchenectadyOmnis Computers141 Erie BlvdSchenectady518-372-7829
SchenectadyPrecision Industrial Maintenance 1710 Erie BlvdSchenectady518-346-5800
SchenectadyStaples #06981350 Altamont AveRotterdam518-356-3638
SchenectadyThe Salvation Army282 Saratoga RdGlenville845-620-7200
SchenectadyVerizon Wireless Retail Store402 Balltown RdSchenectady518-688-1444


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Water Bureau

This department is responsible for the production and distribution of water to over four thousand accounts. This includes the daily operation of the City's Water Filtration Plant, maintenance of existing water transmission lines, and water meter reading.

Combined Sewer Overflow Discharge Notification System

The Albany Pool Communities have jointly developed this web-based information service that provides easy access to alerts for potential for Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) activity in the Capital region.

Note: The CSO Notification System currently only supports Microsoft Internet Browser (IE).