RECYCLE CENTER HOURS
Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
RECYCLABLE ITEMS AND PREPARATION
ALUMINUM: Beverage cans made of aluminum. NO pie pans or foil. Screen frames and Lawn chairs in Metal Dumpster. Rinse Clean.
GLASS: Clear, Green or Brown, windows, canning jars, Pyrex, and ceramic. NO mirrors or light bulbs. Rinse Clean, remove lids and all metal parts. Labels may be left on.
TIN FOOD CAN: Only tin food cans, rinse clean. Gas cans, paint cans, fuel oil cans, or license plates go in the metal dumpster with a fee. NO Batteries, foil, or aerosol cans – these go in designated bag.
PLASTIC: All Plastics are being accepted. Includes #1-7. Such as: Milk Jugs, Pop Bottles, Laundry Detergent Bottles, Cottage Cheese/Margarine Containers, and Ice Cream Bucket with metal handles removed. NO: Plastic wrap, bags, hand cream tubes, flower planters, Styrofoam or cups and containers, deodorant containers, or Air Fresheners – place in designated bag. Rinse Clean, flatten. Remove all metal parts and caps on plastic bottles need to be removed and placed in designated area.
NEWSPAPER AND OFFICE PAPER: Remove all inside flyers. Must be bundled or in a paper bag and placed in proper steel crate.
JUNK MAIL AND MAGAZINES: Junk Mail and Phone Books placed loose in proper crate.
CARDBOARD: Corrugated cardboard and other containerboard. NO waxy covered cardboard. Must be flattened and placed in proper steel crate.
WASTE OIL: NO Gasoline, or Cleaning Solvents of any kind. Place in proper container.
BATTERIES: Large volt batteries, Motor Cycle, Car and Truck Batteries are accepted and should be placed in appropriate container.
ANTI-FREEZE: NO Gasoline or Cleaning Solvents. Place in appropriate container. $1.00/gallon
BUBBLE WRAP AND PACKING POPCORN: Accepted.
METAL ITEMS: The following payment is required for metal items:
Other Metal Items: $2-$20 (as decided by attendant)
USED TIRES RATE SCHEDULE:
Tires on Rims: $6.00+
Car and LT Truck: $6.00
Large Truck: $25.00
Small Implement: $7.00
Large Implement: $10.00
Tractor Rear: $50.00
There are two sizes of Garbage Bags available for purchase to put all non-recyclable items and rubbish in before disposing of in a dumpster at the Recycling Center. They are:
20 Gallon Size for $2.00 each
30 Gallon Size for $3.00 each
Available for purchase at the Recycling Center during open hours. The Village has a designated YELLOW bag. The Village Bags can also be purchased at the Albany Village Hall.
ELECTRONICS: The Recycle Center can no longer accept electronic equipment. We will try to hold a special Electronics Recycling Day; however, if we do not schedule an Electronics Recycling Day, you can take your electronics to the Green County Landfill during their open hours, there is a charge which is currently set at the rate of $.30 per pound.
VILLAGE OF ALBANY BURNING ORDINANCE (33-9)
a. Open burning prohibited. No person, firm or corporation shall build any outdoor fire within the corporate limits of the Village of Albany excepting as set forth in Subsection B. This prohibition on burning includes burning of construction waste and debris at construction sites. b. EXCEPTIONS: (1) Burning of small amounts of dry combustible rubbish (not to include wet combustible rubbish, garbage, oily substances, asphalt, plastic or rubber products) on single family residence lots during the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. M-F / 6 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. No flame or smoke is allowed after 6 p.m. Burning of nonoffensive materials in a wire refuse burner, basket or metal enclosure with a cover attached to prevent the escape of sparks and burning materials, located a minimum of 25’ from a building; only one burner is permitted per lot. (2) Controlled burning of small amounts of dry leaves and dry plant clippings; burning of dry trees, wood, brush or demolition materials (excluding asphaltic or rubber materials) by such methods as approved by the DNR; (3) Fires set for practice and instruction of firemen or testing of fire-fighting equipment; or (4) Backfires to control forest fires or fires set for forest or wildlife habitat management with approval of the DNR where no reasonable alternative is available.
BRUSH AND LOOSE LEAVES CAN BE TAKEN TO THE SITE NEXT TO THE RECYCLING CENTER FOR COMPOSTING.
PLEASE DO NOT PUT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN THE SCRAP METAL DUMPSTER: Aerosol Cans, Ballast, Non PCB Ballast, Barrels/Drums, Batteries, Capacitors, Non PCB Capacitors, Closed Containers of any kind, Combustibles, Computer Monitors, Key Boards, Television Sets, Microwaves, Drums, Freon, Freon Tanks without holes in them, Gas Tanks/Cans, hazardous Waste, Lead, Mercury, Mercury Switches, Non-metallic Material, Oil, Radioactive Material, Smoke Alarms, and Paint Cans with paint in them.
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?
Recycling Center, during open hours, 862-3366.
Public Works on call at 558-2129.
Village Hall at 862-3240.
ANY PERSON WHO VIOLATES VILLAGE ORDINANCE 8-3-1(n): Prohibitions on Disposal of Recyclable Materials Separated for Recycling WILL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE NO LESS THAN $50 AND NOT MORE THAN $2,000.