Refuse and Recycling

  • 518-270-3800 ext. 171

  • 1300 Second Avenue
    Watervliet, NY 12189

The Department of Refuse and Recycling is charged with the removal and disposal of all trash, waste and recycled items for the City.

Refuse and Recycling Pick Up

Bulk Item Disposal for Watervliet Residents – The City of Watervliet designates bulk item disposal dates once a month (March-November). If you would like to schedule a pick up, come to the City Clerk’s office for the paperwork. There is a fee of $35 that must be paid in order to schedule the pick up (cash or check only). Bulk items must fit into a 4-foot high by 4-foot wide by 8-foot long area. We must reiterate this is a perk for residents. This does not include Watervliet homeowners who live outside the city limits. Click here for a list of items that cannot be picked up.

Pick up date for 2024 will be announced in February.

Space is limited for each month’s pickups. For further information, please contact the General Manager at 518-270-3800 x122 or the City Clerk at 518-270-3800 x115.

Bulk Drop Off at Hudson Shores Park has yet to be announced for 2024.  Residents can drop off bulk and metal items free of charge (cannot exceed a 4 x 4 x 8 area).  Proof of residency is required to participate.  Electronics Recycling Day will be scheduled at a later date.

Electronics Recycling Date: TBD

The department will follow the schedule listed below for pick up of refuse and recycling:

  • Monday-Section 1: South of Arsenal (9th Street) to City line (1st Street)
  • Tuesday-Section 2: Arsenal Wall (10th Street) to 15th Street (both sides of 15th)
  • Wednesday-Section 3: 15th Street to 19th Street (both sides) to include 12th Ave, Hillside and Wiswall Ave.
  • Thursday-Section 4: 19th Street to 25th Street to include 10th, 11th, Glen and Ball.
  • Friday: Both trucks will pick up grass clippings from April-November and Christmas trees will be picked up during the month of January. Friday will also be a catch up day for items missed during the week.

When a pick up day falls on a Holiday, garbage will be picked up the following day.

Commercial Grade 95 Gallon Tipper Garbage Cans

Watervliet is offering residents the opportunity to purchase 95 gallon commercial grade tipper garbage cans for a price of $75.00 per can. If you are interested, call Stacey at 518-270-3800 ext. 100.  Once your purchase is complete, the DPW Department will deliver the cans to your house. 65 gallon recycling tipper cans are also available for $40 each.