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Hudson adopts two-day recycling collection schedule

Jan 09, 2022 5:30 am

Noah Eckstein is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the city of Hudson is returning to a two-day recycling pickup schedule. Under the new schedule, if a resident's garbage is collected on Monday, their recycling will now be picked up on Wednesday. If a resident's garbage is collected on Tuesday, their recycling will be picked up on Thursday. The Department of Public Works suggests that residents put their recyclables out the night before because most pickups take place in the early morning. Recyclables are accepted in an open container as long as sanitation workers can tell if perishable trash is mixed in with the recycling. DPW Superintendent Rob Perry said the new two-day recycling schedule is similar to the one used by the department from 1988 to 2014. This is mainly because the influx of new residents is too much for the department to handle with one day of pickup. “We used to do 4 to 5 tons of recycling,” Perry said. “Now we do 11 to 12 tons per week.” DPW workers will pick up Christmas trees if they are left at the curb until January 28. Anyone with questions is invited to call 518-828-9458. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.