- Do you need a permit?
- How much will it cost?
- What size do you need?
- What about recycling?
Do You Need a Dumpster Permit in Albany?
Residential and commercial property owners in Albany can obtain rental permits from the city office especially for those who are planning on placing their rental dumpsters on the street. You can go to albanyny.org to apply for the appropriate permit, which is the Sidewalk and Barricade Permit. This covers work which abuts or obstructs the street or sidewalk and includes rental dumpsters in its coverage. Even if you are not planning on placing the dumpster on the sidewalk, it is advisable to contact the public office to see if there are other waste-disposal related permits that need to be obtained.
What Size Dumpster Do You Need?
Here are the 4 most common dumpster sizes used in Albany and some projects each is commonly used for. Have a look and if you still have questions give us a call at 518-293-4383, we’ll gladly answer them.
10 Yard Dumpster
20 Yard Dumpster
30 Yard Dumpster
40 Yard Dumpster
How Much Does it Cost To Rent a Rolloff in Albany
There are several factors that affect the exact rental dumpster rental prices in Albany including dumpster size, debris type, debris weight, rental period, and landfill charges in your county. But, typically you can expect the price to be somewhere between $300 and $750. To get a quote on an exact all-inclusive price, give us a call at 518-293-4383.
Where Can You Take Your Recycling in Albany?
The much like the state of New York the county recognizes the many benefits of recycling, such as lowered waste output, reduction of energy consumption for waste disposal and reduction of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Albany has coupled its convenient segregation system with the installation of multiple recycling centers all over town. The city itself operates a landfill facility located on Rapp Road. Different municipalities within the city have their own residents’ drop-off stations. The city also facilitates the regular collection of yard waste, hazardous materials and biodegradable wastes on a scheduled basis.
Aside from the publicly-run centers, there are commercial recycling establishments that also work with the city’s recycling programs which accept recyclables from commercial and municipal collection vehicles and under contracts with the public office.
Current recycling programs in operation include the Capital Region Recycling Partnership, which is participated in by 14 municipalities that include Albany, Bern, Bethlehem, Know, Westerlo and Altamont, to name a few. The program aims to combine the recycling efforts of these municipalities in the areas of knowledge sharing, education and enforcement to create successful and effective recycling methods. The county uses the single stream disposal method or the use of one-bin for convenient recycling.
How Can You Dispose of Prohibited Items in Albany?
While most trash items can be placed in a dumpster rental, there are things that cannot be placed in the dumpster. Albany already has a convenient recycling system in place since the county implements the Single Stream Recycling method, where all recyclables such as glass, metals, plastics, carton and milk and juice containers all go in one bin. However, electronic appliances, sorted yard waste such as cut grass, leaves and cut branches bundled and tied together must be placed curbside and stored in biodegradable bags. Residential construction debris must also be placed or sorted in separate containers and placed curbside. The city also has designated drop off days for hazardous waste disposal in Albany, which are then delivered to specific recycling centers in the county.
Specific items that should not be placed in the dumpster bin include broken glass, ovenware and ceramics, drinking classes, dishes, plastic bags, hangers, toys, straws and wrappers, small appliances, paint and spray cans, food items and compost waste.