Waste Management

Garbage Pickup

County Waste picks up garbage and recyclables throughout the Village on Wednesday mornings, until about 1:00pm. County Waste is doing single-stream recycling in the Village of Chatham. That means all recyclables can be mixed together. Garbage stickers are (orange) $2.00 for a 13 gal. bag or (pink) $3.00 for a 30 gal. bag.

Your garbage and recyclables should be placed at the curb in front of your residence no later than 7:00am on Wednesday mornings to ensure that it will be picked up. There is no charge for recyclables. Paper, glass bottles, plastic recyclables, and cans may be placed together in a bin for recycling. County Waste provides bins for recyclables, or you can continue to use the bin you have. Alternative bins are available for purchase at the village clerk’s office.

Your garbage will not be picked up if:
– it is not bagged
– it does not have the correct sticker
– a 30 gal. bag has only a $2.00 sticker
– it weighs over 20 pounds

Holiday Schedule:  Pick-up will be one day later, on Thursdays, for the following major holidays:  New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day unless posted differently on our Home Page.

For more information, contact the Village Clerk.

Transfer Station

Columbia County transfer station is located on Rt. 295 between Chatham and East Chatham. The transfer station is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7:30am-4:00pm.  The phone number to the transfer station is 518-392-2222.

Village Beautification volunteers Marcia Cary, Carol Vontobel, and Parry Teasdale

Village Beautification volunteers Marcia Cary, Carol Vontobel, and Parry Teasdale
photo: Lisa Johnson