Schenectady County Recycles is a collaborative partnership between Schenectady County and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County, committed to reducing the amount of municipal solid waste sent to local landfills by increasing community-wide participation in recycling and composting. Cornell Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers offer free educational resources for both youth and adults to learn about waste reduction, recycling, composting and pollution prevention. Schenectady County Recycles offers outreach education to community groups, school groups, community events, and local businesses eager to learn how to recycle as much as possible.
Why is recycling such an important life-skill?
Questions about recycling or improving your recycling program? We can help! Contact the Recycling Educator to inquire about the educational programs offered by Schenectady County Recycles. Or call with general questions about what and where to recycle, donate unwanted items, and safely dispose of Household Hazardous Waste.
Find resources here on how to start and maintain a home compost bin! Learn how to turn food and yard waste into "black gold" for your garden!
Our handout explains the basics and benefits of home composting. What is compost and why is it so useful when used as mulch, in the garden or in potting mixtures?
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Recycling agricultural plastics is a big challenge for farmers and communities. Learn about Cornell's RAPP project and the "BigFoot Baler" here.
Last updated September 5, 2017