Solid Waste & Recycling

The Town of New Scotland provides residential curbside household trash and recycling pick up.
To find out which day your street is serviced, click on Trash Collection Schedule.


Paper Shredding Event

The Town of New Scotland in conjunction with the Village of Voorheesville Community Cares Days Green Clean & Recycling event will be hosting a paper shredding event on April 28, 2018 at the Voorheesville Fire Department from 9am to 12pm, No pre-registration required. Residents are limited to 6 boxes of material.


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As of December 1, 2016, the Town of New Scotland will no longer be accepting Electronics at the Highway Garage.  All electronics must be taken to the Town of New Scotland Transfer Station located at 237 Upper Flat Rock Road. There is no charge to dispose of the electronics on our list of acceptable  equipment.  However, you will need a valid Transfer station permit. Transfer station permits are $10 and are good for 3 years. Transfer Station hours are Saturdays from 9am-4pm, and during the months of May through August, we are also open Wednesdays from 2pm-6pm.
Acceptable electronic items are:  Computers, televisions, small scale servers, monitors, keyboards, fax machines, printers/scanners, cell phones, VCR and DVR players, portable digital music players, DVD players, Digital converter boxes, cable or satellite receivers, and electronic or video game consoles.

Bulbs & Batteries

Fluorescent bulbs and acceptable batteries can be dropped off at the Highway Garage Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Household batteries newer than 1995 no longer contain hazardous waste. Dispose of them in your regular trash. 
Bulbs and batteries that may be dropped off include:
  • Button batteries
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL bulbs)
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs
  • Rechargeable batteries

Books, hardcover and softcover, and phone books

All books, both hardcover, paperback and phone books can be recycled in your curbside recycling tote.

If you have any questions, please call the Highway Department at 518-475-0385

Solid Waste & Recycling Resources

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Robert Wright Disposal: Split Body Collect Trash and Recycling
Trash Collection Schedule
Find your trash collection schedule by street.