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Town Clean-Up Day – Saturday 9/24/2022 8:00am-2:00pm

From the Building Department – Town Clean-Up:
What is Town Clean-Up Day?  Town Clean-Up Day is a one-day event held by the Town for its residents to have access to trash dumpsters also known as roll-offs. The roll-offs (dumpsters) are set up on the Town Hall property grass area in the space between the Highway Garage and the Shatford Pavilion.  The fee for this service is a non-perishable food donation to Charlie’s Pantry which can be dropped off at the Town Hall when you pick up your punch card.  Please be mindful of the expiration dates on your donated food as expired food cannot be accepted.
When is Town Clean-Up Day?   September 24, 2022, from 8 am-2 pm (Rain or Shine) 
Do I have to do anything before I bring trash down to the dumpsters?  Yes, you must obtain a punch card from the Town Clerk’s Office, The Building Dept Office or The Town Supervisor’s Office on Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.). The Punch Cards will become available as of August 1, 2022, and will remain available up until the event day. One punch card per household allows 4 tires (up to 24 in.) and two trips in any vehicle that is a maximum of 10 ft.  We will ask for proof of residency (i.e., driver’s license, utility bill) as well as a non-perishable food item that will be donated to Charlie’s Pantry.  We will advertise the event well in advance to give you time to obtain your punch card. The announcements can be found in the Town’s official newspaper, newsletters, website, posted flyers in various locations around town, etc.
How do I get to the dumpsters? On the day of the event, enter at the Shatford Park entrance off of Route 22N;  there will be a sign and/or balloons as a marker.  Drive past the little league field toward Old Post Rd.  This year’s event will be conducted in the grassy area between the town hall and the Pavilion.  Please see the plot plan below.
What do I do when I get to the drop-off area?   As of 2021, the Climate Smart Committee (CSC) now offers an electronics drop-off area during the event.  If you have electronics it would be beneficial to pack them near the top because that will be the first stop (see plot plan above).   Please note that the electronics acceptable vs unacceptable list will be printed and given to you when you pick up your punch card.
Volunteers will then help you unload if you need assistance.  From there when you pull up to the dumpster area, the dumpsters will be labeled for specific materials (i.e., Tires, scrap metal, and General).   There is typically someone with a loader to assist at the scrap metal dumpster to assist with heavier items/loads (ie:  large appliances, etc.)
Should I pack my vehicle in any particular order? If you have electronics it would be beneficial to pack them near the top because that will be the first stop. Knowing the placement of the label dumpsters will assist you in planning how to pack your vehicle.  The first dumpster is typically for tires, then the next dumpsters are typically for general trash, and at the very end is the dumpster labeled scrap metal only.  However; please review the plot plan linked below in case there are any unforeseen changes this year.  Volunteers are readily available to help assess which types of materials are in your load and will guide you to a free dumpster accordingly.  Reviewing the Plot Plan linked previously for this year’s dumpster placement as well as the list of acceptable items linked below is beneficial information to know in advance.
What is permissible to place in the dumpster?  A list of the COLUMBIA COUNTY SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT CLEAN UP DAY EVENT ACCEPTABLE ITEMS AS REDLINED/MODIFIED BY THE TOWN VIA RULES OF BEN WEITSMAN OF ALBANY will be provided to you when you pick up your punch card.

*Gas and paint Cans: The containers are allowed only if empty. It is suggested that you allow the liquid gas to evaporate in a well-ventilated area.

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From the Building Department – Town Clean-Up – Plot Plan

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