Saratoga Recycles Day: October 7, 2023
9 am until 12 pm
Paint Collection Day: October 21, 2023
10 am until 2 pm
Sponsored by Sustainable Saratoga
Both events located at the SPAC Parking Lot, west side of Route 50
Repurpose unwanted household items. Recycle Paint. Protect the environment. Help the community.
We are excited to host our seventh 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, which keeps tons if items out of the landfill every year.
Additionally we will also be collecting paint for recycling on October 21 only. In May of 2022, New York became a Paint Steward State, committing to recycling paint in collaboration with manufacturers, retailers, and recyclers. Our event is the first of its kind in our area and we are excited to be able to expand the list of items kept out of landfills to include paint.
Start saving your unwanted items for us!
- Both events will be located at the SPAC Parking Lot, west side of Route 50
- There will be a $5 entrance fee per vehicle (cash or check only) for RECYCLES DAY, plus $30 fee per TV or monitor on October 7.
- Please bring exact change or a check
WE ARE COLLECTING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ON OCTOBER 7 ONLY:
Please sort your items according to the drop-off stations listed below.
Bicycles for Bikeatoga: Adult bikes, 20- and 24-inch mountain bikes. No helmets; no kids’ bikes
Camping Equipment (useable) for RISE Housing and Support Services: including tents, stoves, backpacks, sleeping bags and pads
Cell Phones with Chargers for Wellspring (they need the chargers too)
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.
Electronics & 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, or batteries.
Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids for the Saratoga Lions Club: sunglasses & eyeglasses (prescription or nonprescription), hearing aids in any condition. NO cases please.
Metal Objects for Recycling by eLot: basketball hoops, grills, unusable bikes, metal lawn care equipment, etc. for scrap metal recycling.
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.
Televisions & Monitors for Recycling by eLot: We WILL be accepting TVs and monitors again this year, for an additional $30 fee per item.
WE CANNOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
Rugs with rubber backing
Fluorescent light bulbs
Paint (paint will only be accepted on October 2)
WE ARE COLLECTING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ONLY ON OCTOBER 21:
GreenSheen will collect and recycle:
Interior and exterior architectural paints: Latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based, enamel
Deck coatings, floor paints (including elastomeric)
Primers sealers, undercoaters
Shellacs, sealers, varnishes, urethanes (single component)
Waterproofing concrete/masonry/wood sealers and repellants (not tar or bitumen-based)
Metal coatings, rust preventatives
Field and lawn paints
No empty containers. Containers must be intact and not leaking and must have original manufacturer label.
WE CANNOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
Aerosols (spray cans)
Paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents
Auto and marine paint
Art and craft paint
Caulking compounds, epoxies, glues, adhesives
Paint additives, colorants, tints, resins
Containers without original manufacturer label
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 to see our online Reuse, Repair, Recycle directory of local donation, recycling, and repair options.