Town of Clarkstown



Recycling is good for our environment. However, it must be done carefully to be effective. Not everything is recyclable. When non-recyclable or dirty items are picked-up and added to the recycling load in a truck, the entire load may get rejected at the Rockland County Solid Waste Facility and end up as garbage.

New recycling bins are available at Town Hall in the office of the Department of Environmental Control. Please call 845.639.2111 to be sure the bins are in stock.

Visit the Recycle Coach website to download the App.

There will be no recycling collection on the following holidays: 

Twice the normal quantity will be collected on the next pickup day.

Christmas/New Year Special Pickup: For residents who normally have their recycling collected on Fridays, the Town has arranged a special pick up for Saturday, December 26, 2020 and Saturday January 2, 2021. Residents are encouraged to place their bins out at the curb on Friday evening to ensure their recycling is not missed.

Rules for Recycling

  • Unacceptable Paper Items: soiled paper, wax-coated paper, paper cups, tissues, napkins, paper towels, paper items with layers of plastic or foil, hard-covered books
  • Unacceptable Cookware: pots, pans, bowls, utensils, or other cookware, ceramic, and china dinnerware
  • Unacceptable Miscellaneous: containers that held hazardous materials such as oil, antifreeze, pool or yard chemicals, spackle, paint, etc., plastic bags, appliances, textiles, Styrofoam materials, plastic or metal hangers.
  • Newspapers with inserts
  • Office paper, notebook paper, construction paper, ledger paper, and envelopes
  • Computer paper, fax paper, and photocopy paper
  • Junk mail with envelopes and coupons
  • Glossy magazines and catalogs
  • Soft-covered workbooks, telephone books, and paperback books
  • Smooth and corrugated cardboard
  • Brown grocery bags
  • Shredded papers in paper bags only (Do not put shredded paper in plastic bags.)
  • Green, clear, and brown glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum cans, aluminum foil, and other disposable aluminum products
  • Metal cans and aerosol cans
  • Plastic food and beverage containers with recycling codes 1 through 7
  • Recycling bins marked for recycling pick up

Keep paper and food containers separated. Cardboard boxes, flattened, not larger than 3′ square into a separate bundle. Do not use cardboard boxespaper or plastic bags as containers for other recyclables. Empty and rinse food containers. DO not recycle containers for motor oil, auto anti-freeze etc.

  • Save space! Flatten larger items.

For additional information please visit, Rockland Green