Household Hazardous Waste 2017 Collection Program

HHW Flyer 2017

2017 Schenectady County
Household Hazardous Waste
Collection Program

Get rid of left over and unwanted hazardous items in your home!
Tue, April 18 Compost Facility
Sat, May 13 Keller Avenue
Sat, June 24 Compost Facility
Sat, July 22 Compost Facility
Sat, Aug 16 Compost Facility
Sat, Sept 16 Compost Facility
Sat, Oct 14 Keller Avenue
Sat, Nov 4 Compost Facility

Collections will be held at the Schenectady County Composting Facility and Resident
Recycling Center on Hetcheltown Rd, Glenville, except for May & June which will be held at the Dept. of Public Works Facility at 100 Keller Ave., Rotterdam.
All collections are from 8am – 12noon

The program is for Schenectady County residents only.
Register on-line at or call 372-1622 x264


Spring Clean Up

Dear Residents,

With warmer weather arriving, many residents are thinking about spring clean up. Please review the information below for the start dates of some Village services.

Yard Waste

The weekly collection of yard waste will begin Tuesday, April 4. Please do not put yard waste out earlier than the first week of April.

The Village is not able to pick up yard waste before then because there is no place to dispose of it until the County Farm resumes it’s normal summer hours.

In addition, loose leaves left at the curb will not be picked up. They must be placed in a paper compostable bag or a can marked Yard Waste. Curbside loose leaf pickup will resume in mid-October.

Large Appliance Pickup

Large appliance collection now takes place year-round. Simply purchase a sticker at the Village Clerk’s Office and call the DPW Office (393-2159) to have the item picked up.




Mayor Kris Kastberg
Village of Scotia

November Holiday Trash & Yardwaste Collection



Election Day Holiday:

Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th collection will be on Wednesday, November 9th.

Wednesday and Thursday trash collection will be on the normal days.

Thanksgiving Day Holiday:

Tuesday and Wednesday collection will be on the normal days.

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th collection will be on Wednesday, November 23rd.


Village Sex Offender List

In an ongoing effort to keep our children and community safe, especially with Halloween approaching, the Scotia Police Department is providing information on the registered sex offenders listed below who reside in the Village, as permitted by state law.

Below their name/address is a link to their profile (including photo) on the state sex offender registry.

Anyone who uses this information to harass or commit a crime against these individuals may be subject to prosecution.

The New York state sex offender registry is online at //

This information is current as of October 24, 2016.

Curbside Loose Leaf Pick Up

Annual Curbside Loose Leaf Pick Up:

The Village of Scotia Department of Public Works will begin their annual loose leaf pick up program on or about Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Pick up will continue; weather permitting, until Friday, December 9, 2016.  Residents are asked to rake their leaves to the curb for vacuum pick up.  Please do not mix brush, dirt or other yard debris in with your loose leaves.  Piles of mixed debris will not be picked up.


Yard Waste Collection (separate from loose leaf pick up):  Regular yard waste collection will continue, weather permitting, until Thursday, December 8, 2016.  Yard waste will be picked up on your regular trash collection day.  Normal rules and regulations still apply.

Annual Flushing of Fire Hydrants


The Village of Scotia will be flushing and flow-testing fire hydrants Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. starting Monday, June 6, 2016.  The hydrant flushing and flow-testing process should take three weeks with a tentative completion date of Friday, June 24, 2016.  Discolored water may occur during this period, so laundering should be avoided during the flushing hours.

NYS Uniform Code and Energy Code Update

NYS Uniform Code and Energy Code Update

On March 9, 2016, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council completed major updates to the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) and State Energy Conservation Construction Code (Energy Code).  The Uniform Code update incorporates the following documents by reference:

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2016 Uniform Code Supplement

The Energy Code incorporates the following documents by reference:

  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2013 ASHRAE 90.1
  • 2016 Energy Code Supplement

*Uniform Code Transition Periodbeginning on April 6th, regulated parties submitting a complete building permit application may comply with either the current Uniform Code or newly adopted Uniform Code as described above.  The transition period will last from April 6, 2016 until October 3, 2016On October 3rd, the newly adopted Uniform Code will become fully effective.

*Copies of the 2015 International Codes and many other incorporated standards can be purchased from the International Code Council at, or call (888) 422-7233. The 2016 Uniform Code and Energy Code Supplements will be available to download from our website (

Happy Birthday, Village of Scotia

Welcome to the Scotia History Blog. It’s also the Village birthday, as the first Board Meeting was held on Feb. 10, 1904. It was the result of a long process that started in the fall of 1901, and we’ll look at that in future posts.

On Feb. 6 there had been an election for the first Village President, Trustees, Collector, and Treasurer. 281 votes were cast, and the winners are listed in the Board minutes below.

Scotia N.Y. Feb. 10th 1904

First meeting of Board of Trustees in and for the Village of Scotia N. Y.


Dr. H. V. Mynderse     President

Sanford C. Lovett         Trustee

Chas. H. Bevis               Trustee

Jas. C. Perham              Collector

Jas. E. Yates                   Treasurer

J.A. Hoyt                        Clerk

On motion of Mr. Bevis, J.A. Hoyt was appointed Village Clerk.

On motion of Mr. Bevis, Frank F. Bechtel was appointed street commissioner.

On motion of Mr. Bevis, the first Tuesday of each month and the hour (7:30) seven thirty P.M. was fixed for the regular monthly meetings of the Board.

On motion adjourned.

J.A. Hoyt, Village Clerk


[Some punctuation has been altered for clarity. Also, it’s Dr. Herman Mynderse; James Hoyt; Chas. means Charles; Jas. means James.]


You may also wish to check out Instagram (@scotiahistorian) and my Facebook page (Village of Scotia Historian).

Beverly Clark

Village of Scotia Historian


Collins Park Lions Pavilion Open for Reservations

The Lions Pavilion in Collins Park is now open for reservations for the 2016 summer season. Located in the secluded meadows area of the park, the pavilion has power and water and seats up to 100 guests. Individuals or groups wishing to reserve the Lion’s Pavilion can obtain an application at the Village Clerk’s Office or on the Village Web Site Forms page.

Reservations are awarded according to the following schedule:

Village Residents Only may apply for a reservation date during the month of January on a first come, first served basis.

February through the Rest of the Season will be open to all requests on a first come, first served basis.

Interested parties should obtain or download the reservation form for answers to most questions regarding details of our pavilion and options for its use.


The Dog Park is Open


The Village’s new dog park has opened at the Flint House property and is ready for use! Dogs using the park must have a permit tag displayed on their collar. Owners can obtain a permit tag from the Village Clerk’s Office by filling out a permit application, providing proof of distemper vaccination, and providing your dog registration from the Town of Glenville. This process insures that all dogs permitted in the park are licensed and vaccinated. Permit applications are available on the Village website Forms page or at the Village Clerk’s Office. The permits are annual and require renewal each year. There is no fee for Village residents; non-residents will be charged a $50.00 annual fee.

This improvement to our parks system was installed by our own employees and financed through parkland funds paid by developers. A volunteer committee of Village residents developed the plan for the dog park and for the improvements still to come. With the Flint House Museum and community garden already at this site, our dog park adds another recreational opportunity to be enjoyed.  We hope you can make use of it.