The Department of General Services is responsible for the multiple property maintenance tasks. If a plot of private property is reported or observed as having excessive overgrowth, illegal trash, excessive snow & ice or other code violations DGS will act to remedy the situation.
In some cases notification is given to resolve this issue. If after the time alloted the property is still in violation, the Department of General Services will be return to the property and clean it. In other cases notice is not given and if a property is found in violation the issue will be abated immediately and the owner of the property billed and fined.
- (Code: 313-8) Household Trash & Recycling
- (Code: 313-47) Property Maintenance
- (Code: 313-51.1) Property Main
- (Code: 313-4B) Yard Waste
- (Code: 313-8) Residential Construction Debris
- (Code: 323-21/22) Snow
The purpose of Albany's waste collection and recycling program is to collect normal weekly generated household trash and recycling from residential properties with less than 4 units. Items should only be placed curbside the evening prior to your scheduled collection day not before 4:30 pm and/or dusk but before 12 midnight.
Excessive quantities of trash and recycling placed curbside are subject to billing and a fine. Excessive is anything that is not manageable by 1 person, unable to be loaded into a collection vehicle and takes laborers more than 4 trips between the pile and the vehicle.
Prior to placement for collection, all waste containers and waste stored in plastic bags for weekly pickup must be stored in areas away from front yards, sidewalks, or other public rights-of-way affecting the visual and aesthetic character of city streetscape.
All properties and/or adjoining public ways in the city of Albany must be maintained free of litter, debris and excessive accumulation of animal waste.
All properties must be maintained free of heavy overgrowth and or accumulation of weeds.
At no time should leaves, grass clippings and other yard waste debris be raked into the street. These items should be placed in a biodegradable paper bag and placed curbside the evening prior to your collection day. No plastic bags please.
Residential construction debris will be picked up curbside as long it is neatly containerized, manageable by 1 person, able to be loaded into in a collection vehicle and takes laborers no more than 4 trips between the pile and the vehicle. Building material should not be placed curbside more than twice a month.
It is the responsibility of all property owners' and/ or residents to remove snow and ice from the sidewalks adjacent to their property within 24 hours of end of a snowstorm.
In no event shall snow, by anyone, be shoveled, plowed or snow blown into the city streets, carriageways, or crosswalks for removal. Violators of these codes can be subject to a fine up to $650.