Putnam Highway Department

Superintendent of Highways

Gary R. Treadway

(518) 547-8297 Office

(518) 796-3509 Cell

Hours: 7a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Town of Putnam

Garbage  2019

Garbage and recycling trucks leave the shed at 7am sharp on scheduled pick up days.

 

 Memorial Day - Columbus Day

The garbage truck will be stationed at the town shed every Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer months.

 

Monday Holidays

Garbage days that fall on a Monday holiday will be moved to the Tuesday of that week. 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

January

  

Garbage

7, 14, 28

 

    

March

 

Garbage

4, 11, 18, 25

February

 

Garbage

4, 11, 19, 25

 

 


 

  

 

      

    

 

 

April

   

                Garbage

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

      

 

 

May

 

Garbage

6, 13, 20, 28

    

June

 

Garbage

3, 10, 17, 24

    

July

 

Garbage

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

     

August

    

Garbage

5, 12, 19, 26

 

September

 

  Garbage

3, 9, 16, 23, 30

 

 

  

     

October

  

Garbage

7, 15, 21, 28

    

 November

 

Garbage

4, 12, 18, 25

   

 

December

  

Garbage

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

 

    

 

Recycling

Recyclables must be clean and sorted with labels removed.

Glass Containers

 

 ( Any color food & beverage containers, clear, green, brown )

 

MUST be clean & dry with caps and lids removed. 

Remove plastic wraps, metal rings, plastic neck rings.

Paper lables are O.K.

 

NO TRAMP GLASS

NO CHINA OR CERAMICS

Aluminum Foil

 

( T.V. dinner trays, pastry trays and foil items )

 

 

MUST be clean & dry.

Remove any plastic.

 

 

NO ALUMINUM CANS (SEE BELOW)

NO "ALUMINUM" BAGS

NO ALUMINUM COATED PLASTIC OR PAPER

Tin Cans

 

( steel food and beverage cans, aerosol cans,

cookie tins, steel screw caps and lids )

WILL STICK TO MAGNET

 

MUST be clean & dry.

MUST remove one end. 

Non-aerosol cans

Remove labels.

Remove any plastic

Expel all gas from aerosol cans 

 

NO ALUMINUM CANS*

NO PARTIALLY FILLED CANS

NO PROPANE CYLINDERS**

NO SCRAP METAL**

 

*SEE ALUMINUM CANS

** SEE FERROUS SCRAP METAL

Aluminum Cans

 

 ( non-deposit food and beverage cans )

 

WILL NOT STICK TO MAGNET

 

MUST be clean & dry.

Remove labels.

Remove any plastic.

 

NO FOIL ITEMS (SEE ABOVE)

NO AEROSOL CANS

NO LIGHTER REFILLS

NO TIN CANS

NO "ALUMINUM BAGS

Deposit Containers

 

 ( Plastic, aluminum, glass )

 

MUST be clean & dry.

MUST have deposit label intact.

Remove caps from containers

 

NO UNOPENED CONTAINERS

NO PARTIALLY FILLED CONTAINERS

Plastic Containers

 

 ( Sort by number on the bottom )

 

MUST be clean & dry.

 

1 PET- CLEAR ONLY 

2 HDPE- NATURAL (UNCOLORED)

2 HDPE- COLORED

Remove caps, lids and sprayers. Remove metal handles and rings. Rinse and drain bottles. Drain oil containers for 24 hrs.

 

NO PLASTIC BAGS

 NO TIED BUNDLES

NO PLASTIC FILM

NO CAPS OR LIDS

NO SPRAYERS OR PUMPS

NO PLASTIC TOYS OR HOUSE WARES

NO ROOFING TAR/DRIVEWAY SEAL PAILS

Magazines/ Newspaper Inserts

 

 ( Catalogs and similar printed materials )

 

MUST be clean & dry. Remove any plastic.

 

NO TIED BUNDLES

NO BAGS

NO PHONE BOOKS*

NO PAPER BOOKS*

NO HARD COVER BOOKS*                *SEE BOOKS

Newspaper

 

 ( Black and white newsprint, REMOVE INSERTS* )

 

MUST be clean & dry and loose.

Remove colored comics* and colored sections*

Colored headlines and pictures in the black and white sections are OK.

 

NO TIED BUNDLES

NO BAGS

NO NEWPAPER INSERTS*       

                                                         *SEE MAGAZINE 

Office Paper

 

 A. White Ledger & Computer Print Out

B. Colored Ledger 

 

MUST be clean & dry.

Sort by type

Staples OK

Remove large metal or plastic fasteners.

 

NO ENVELOPES

NO CARBON PAPER

NO THERMAL COPY FAX

NO PAPER CLIPS

NO WADDED/ CRUMPLED PAPER

NO ADHESIVE LABELS/ STAMPS

NO GLOSSY PAPER

Boxboard/ Chipboard

 

 ( Cereal, pasta, detergent, cake, mixes, etc. )

 

MUST be clean & dry.

Break down flat (open ends)

Remove all bag liners

Remove cellophane window

Remove any metal/plastic parts

Remove foil/plastic wrap

 

NO BEER AND SODA BOXES/ CARRIERS

NO TIED BUNDLES

NO PIZZA BOXES

NO PLASTIC COATED/ WAXED

NO EGG CARTONS

NO FOIL COATED BOXES

NO CARDBOARD

Books

 

A. Hardcover books & soft covered text books.

B. Phone books, and directories.

 

MUST be clean & dry.

Remove bindings. 

Sort by type. 

 

NO BINDERS, PLASTIC OR METAL

NO PLASTIC COVERS

NO WATER OR FIRE DAMAGED MATERIALS

Cardboard

 

 ( Corrogated boxes, brown paper grocery bags )

 

MUST be clean & dry, loose & empty.

Breakdown flat (open ends)

Remove string, plastic/wax liners from pet food bags.

 

NO TIED BUNDLES

NO WAXED CARDBOARD

NO PLASTIC COATED CARDBOARD

NO BOXBOARD 

NO INDUSTRIAL CORES

Ferrous Scrap Metal

 

 Iron & Steel- including empty paint cans & oil filters drained for 24 hours.

WILL STICK TO MAGNET

 

MUST be clean & dry.

Remove wood, plastic, paper, rubber, and non-ferrous metal.

Reduce to 4" lengths.

Drain fluids and remove labels.

 

NO UNOPENED CONTAINERS

NO PARTIALLY FILLED CONTAINERS

NO LIQUID PAINT/STAIN

NO NEEDLES

NO RAZORS

Non-Ferrous Scrap Mental

 

Copper, brass, lead, electrical wire, cords, ballasts, etc.

WILL NOT STICK TO MAGNET

 

MUST be clean & dry.

Remove wood, plastic, paper, rubber and non-ferrous metal.

 

NO UNOPENED CONTAINERS

NO PARTIALLY FILLED CONTAINERS

NO FUEL TANKS

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NOTICE 

Dear Resident,

Due to the dwindling global market for recycled items, Earth Waste & Metals along with other recyclers in the area have begun charging to accept recyclable items. Unfortunately, this has made Putnam’s recycling program cost prohibitive. We will continue to collect recyclables through August 27th 2019 then our recycling pick up program will end. Ticonderoga will accept recyclables at the Vinyard location free of charge, Whitehall transfer station will also accept items for a fee.