City of Cohoes announces single source recycling
Release Date: May 23, 2012
The City of Cohoes has announced it has converted to single source recycling. This means that residents no longer will be required to sort their recyclables.
All recyclables including glass, metal aluminum containers, #1-7 plastic containers, paper, and cardboard can be placed in the blue recycling bin at curbside for pick-up on your regularly scheduled recycling day effective immediately. The City will provide residents that do not currently have a blue recycling bin with up to one tote free of charge through the month of June or until supplies last.
“By switching to single source recycling we expect to see an increase in participation in the recycling program on a weekly basis. This will not only reduce the amount of waste in landfills but will also benefit our environment,” said Mayor John McDonald. “Additionally, it will also provide a benefit to our city budget as the cost of disposing recyclable materials is much less expensive than landfill disposal as compared to a few years ago when it was much more costly. Taxpayers can play a role in reducing city expenses by this simple change and we look forward to their cooperation in this effort.”
For more information on what items are acceptable and what items are not acceptable, please visit the City’s website at www.cohoes.com or click here. For additional questions, contact the Department of Public Works at (518) 233-2139.