Department of Public Works
Environmental Services

The Environmental Services Division is responsible for the planning, development and oversight of the solid waste collection, disposal and recycling activities within the Town Solid Waste Management Planning Unit. It is our goal to provide reliable solid waste management for wastes generated within the Town, while providing a high level of protection for public health and the environment.


The landfill is continuing to operate normal hours. Monday-Friday 7AM - 3PM and Saturday 7AM - 12 Noon (Winter Hours)

In order to protect the health and welfare of our employees and their families, the Yard Waste Collection program, which was scheduled to commence on April 13, 2020, has been delayed by at least two weeks or until such time as movement restriction are lifted, as the Town of Colonie joins in the effort #flattenthecurve.

Please keep all yard waste away from the curb during this period and ensure that materials do not obstruct traffic. Also keep bags away from structure where fires could occur.

Yard waste can be delivered to the Colonie Landfill at no charge to residents. Proof of residency is required.

The Department of Public Works strives to provide the highest level of service to our residents. We will commence yard waste pick-up at a point in time when it is most practical and safe. Until then, we appreciate the residents' support as we work together through this unprecedented event.

Please continue to check this website for updates


Donate Used Cell Phones For Soldiers

The Town is collecting usable and unusable cellular telephones and accessories through our Environmental Services Division for the benefit of Cell Phones For Soldiers.


Landfill Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (June - September)
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (October - May)
Commercial waste drop-off on Saturdays
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day: 7:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Closed on: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
(518) 783 - 2827 (Office)
(518) 783 - 2845 (Scale Office)
1319 Loudon Road
Cohoes, New York 12047
(518) 786 - 7331

Waste Reduction

We collect and dispose of residential and commercial recyclables, household hazardous materials, and leaf and yard waste.

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