Sponsored by Sustainable Saratoga
Re-purpose unwanted household items. Protect the environment. Help the community.
We are excited to host our fifth annual Saratoga Recycles Day this October. This popular community event is planned and run by Sustainable Saratoga’s amazing volunteers, and we thank them for their dedication to this effort.
Sustainable Saratoga’s first ever Saratoga Recycles Day in 2017 was an amazing success. We collected more than 11,000 pounds of textiles, at least 80 bikes, and tons of scrap metal, diverting these things from the landfill. Our 2018 event was even bigger. In 2019, we completely redesigned our traffic flow to reduce wait times and vehicle idling, and added new non-profit partners to increase our positive impact on both the environment and our community. In 2020, we were elated to be able to safely hold this event during the COVID pandemic. This year, we have added new community partners to collect even more items and keep them out of the landfill. Start saving your unwanted items for us!
- There will be a $5 entrance fee per vehicle (cash or check only).
- We will collect TVs and monitors for an additional $30 fee per item (limit 4 per vehicle).
- Please bring exact change to limit physical contact and the exchange of money.
- Please sort your items according to the drop-off stations listed below to limit physical contact between you and our volunteers.
- We are working on COVID-related safety measures to protect both the public and our volunteers, so please check back for additional instructions.
WE ARE (TENTATIVELY for 2022) COLLECTING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids for the Saratoga Lions Club: sunglasses, eyeglasses, hearing aids in any condition. NO cases please.
Cell Phones with Chargers for Wellspring
Farm Tools for Pitney Meadows Community Farm: Hand tools (good condition), watering cans, hoses, sprinklers, soaker hoses, garden hose attachments, hoes, spades, metal rakes, etc. No Motorized Tools (i.e., lawn mowers, edgers, weed whackers)
Musical Instruments for We Are Instrumental (any condition): Woodwind and brass instruments: flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, saxophones, trumpets french horns, trombones, baritones and tubas. String instruments: violins, violas, cellos, basses. Any condition. No pianos or drum sets.
Clothing & Shoes for B.E.S.T.: men’s work clothing, including jeans, hoodies, jackets, boots, work shoes, backpacks, and blankets for backstretch workers.
Children’s Clothing, Backpacks & Reusable Bags for The Domestic Violence Project of Warren & Washington Counties (clean, new or gently used): backpacks, grocery bags, tote bags, children’s clothes size 2t to 10/12
Clothing & Household Textiles for American Clothing Company (any condition): clothes, coats, shoes, belts, hats, gloves, sleeping bags, backpacks, sheets, quilts, comforters, towels, rags, etc. NO pillows, carpeting, or rugs with rubber backing.
Bicycles for Bikeatoga: Adult bikes, 20- and 24-inch mountain bikes. No helmets; no kids’ bikes
Electronics & Small Appliances for Recycling by eLot Electronic Recycling, Inc.: microwaves, toasters, blenders, coffee machines, hot plates, cable or satellite receivers, audio/visual equipment, phones, computers & accessories, printers, VCRs, DVD players, video game systems, wiring & cables, etc. NO smoke detectors, thermostats, large appliances or batteries.
Televisions & Monitors for Recycling by eLots: We WILL be accepting TVs and monitors again this year, for an additional $30 fee, with a limit of 4 per vehicle.
Metal Objects for Recycling by Planit Waste Recycling & Salvage: basketball hoops, grills, unusable bikes, metal lawn care equipment, etc. for scrap metal recycling. No large appliances.
WE CANNOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- Rugs with rubber backing
- Smoke detectors
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Toxic/hazardous materials
- Large appliances
OTHER WAYS TO RESPONSIBLY DISPOSE OF MATERIALS
Got household hazardous waste? For residents of the City of Saratoga Springs, the City typically holds a Household Hazardous Waste Day every two years; the last event was held in October of 2021. You can call 518-587-3550, ext. 2623 for more information about future events.
Got tires? The Saratoga County Soil & Water Conservation District typically holds a tire recycling event every spring and fall. These events are open to Saratoga County residents and registration in advance is required.
Click here for a copy of our Reuse, Repair, Recycle guide, a directory of local donation, recycling, and repair options.