Welcome to the Inter-municipal Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection program! This page has important information, including:
- Required online pre-registration,
- List of accepted materials, and
- Benefits of safe HHW disposal.
HHW collection events: Your best “BET” for safe HHW disposal! As our acronym suggests, the participating municipalities include the Town of Bethlehem, Town of East Greenbush, and City of Troy.
Click here to view the program flyer.
Who can participate?
The events are FREE to a limited number of residents of each participating municipality. Pre-registration is required - please see the “How do I sign up?" section, below.
What materials do you accept, and how much does it cost?
At HHW collection events, a variety of materials that residents cannot safely dispose of by regular household collection and disposal methods are accepted. These include paint-related materials, pesticides, fertilizers, flammable liquids, and MANY other hazardous substances. Please click this link to view a complete list of accepted materials. There is NO CHARGE to residents complying with maximum weights listed below.
When and where are the HHW collection events offered?
The 2021 Inter-municipal HHW Collection Events schedule is below. All events will be held from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
- April 17, 2021 Bethlehem Town Highway Garage, 74 Elm Avenue East, Selkirk, 12158
- June, 26, 2021 Troy Resource Management Facility (aka: Alamo), at the corner of East Industrial Parkway and Main Street, Troy, NY, 12180
- August, 28, 2021 East Greenbush Transfer Station 246 Ridge Road, Rensselaer, NY 12144
- October 30, 2021 Troy Resource Management Facility (aka: Alamo), at the corner of East Industrial Parkway and Main Street, Troy, NY, 12180
Why are these events offered, and why should I participate?
Improper disposal of HHW materials can pose health and safety risks to people and property involved. In addition, improper disposal can create significant environmental hazards when HHW materials are outdoors, in waterways, or in storm sewer drainage systems. To learn more about how participating municipalities are addressing water quality and storm sewer drainage, please follow the links below:
By attending an HHW collection event, you will be able to, without additional charge and up to a certain quantity, safely and properly dispose of accepted HHW materials in an environmentally sound and responsible manner, giving you an opportunity to eliminate hazardous waste from your home and help reduce health, safety, and environmental risks.
The Inter-municipal HHW Collection Events use the online registration platform, RecDesk, currently provided by the Town of East Greenbush.
To register for an event, you must create a RecDesk account. Click here to create a RecDesk account. Click here for account creation help. ONCE YOU HAVE CREATED AN ACCOUNT, follow the registration instructions for your municipality. Please follow the RecDesk registration link found below of the municipality you live in to visit the RecDesk registration page, below.
Register for the April 17, 2021 event to be held at the Bethlehem Town Highway Garage, 74 Elm Avenue East, Selkirk, 12158:
- Bethlehem residents: https://eastgreenbush.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=85
- East Greenbush residents: https://eastgreenbush.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=87
- Troy residents: https://eastgreenbush.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=86
LINKS TO REGISTER FOR UPCOMING EVENTS WILL BE POSTED UPON COMPLETION OF CURRENTLY OFFERED EVENT
Please note the following TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
- You must be a resident of a participating municipality and provide proof of residency acceptable to your municipality.
- You may bring accepted materials in an amount not to exceed 30 gallons OR 200 lbs. per registered participant. There will be NO CHARGE for attendees adhering to these quantities. Attendees with items in excess of these maximums will need to schedule an appointment in advance with the HHW vendor and will be charged for this service.
For registration questions, please call or email your municipal contact listed in the BEThhw Program Contacts section below.
“BEThhw” Program Contacts
For registration questions, or if you would like general program information or have additional questions, please call or email the person representing your municipality:
- Town of Bethlehem: Dan Rain: 518-439-4955 ext. 1510 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Town of East Greenbush: Adam Yagelski 518-694-4011 or email@example.com
- City of Troy: Renee Panetta 518-279-7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org