Offering Columbia, Greene and Ulster County curbside residential garbage and recycling, commercial waste collection, roll off containers and more.

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Single Stream Recycling by County Waste and Recycling, or SSR, lets you put all your recyclables into one, large, green-lidded container that rolls right to the curb. It’s the easiest way to recycle ever.

2019 County Waste Recycling Collection Calendar - pdf

Residential Recycling Carts

65-gallon container

65 Gallon Recycling Cart
(Gray w/green lid)

95-gallon container

95 Gallon Recycling Cart
(Gray w/green lid)

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Advantages of Single Stream Recycling

  • Easier for you—No sorting or separating, no blue bins to carry, protection from animals and wind, and weekly pick-up service.
  • Better for your neighborhood—Your new, single container looks and functions much more neatly than the old blue bins.
  • Better for the environment—Communities are recycling more, some by a margin of 24%. This means less garbage ends up in the landfill, and one truck instead of two in suburban and rural areas lowers fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
  • Better value—County Waste & Recycling rates are already highly competitive, and SSR comes at no extra charge for the container or the service.

How It Works:

Your Single Stream Recycling container comes in a choice of size: 35-gallon, 65-gallon, or 95-gallon. It takes all of your recyclables—paper, glass, cardboard, aluminum, and more kinds of plastics than before—and keeps them securely contained with its distinctive green lid.

From your home, it will be transported to our new, state-of-the-art processing facility near the Port in the City of Albany. There, conveyors, magnets, rollers, screens, and other technologies separate the recyclables by type and bundle them for shipment to the places that will use them to make new products.


Q: What is Single Stream Recycling (SSR)?
Q: How does Single Stream Recycling benefit communities?
Q: Where do the single stream materials go to be recycled?
Q: Who qualifies for Single Stream Recycling?
Q: How often will my recyclables be picked up?
Q: Does the new green-topped recycling container come in different sizes?
Q: Can I put shredded paper in the recycling container?
Q: Can I put small metal pieces in the recycling container?
Q: Can I include Styrofoam in my recycling?
Q: What can I place in my recycling container?
Q: Do I have to recycle?
Q: Where can I find out more?

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About County Waste and Recycling

The South Cairo, New York location of County Waste and Recycling service area covers the New York counties of Columbia, Greene, and Ulster.

From Cairo residential garbage and recycling services and Greene County commercial roll off service, to Ulster County industrial waste removal and construction and demolition waste collection services in Columbia County, whatever your waste removal needs, County Waste Cairo is here to help.

If you have questions regarding any of our waste and recycling services contact us online or call: (888) 549-2783

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Monday-Wednesday - Normal pickup.

Wednesday, Nov 27 – Customer Care Center closes at 2PM.

Thursday, Nov 28 – Office closed. Pickup rescheduled to Friday.

Friday, Nov 29 – Office open. Pickup rescheduled to Saturday.

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