On behalf of the City of Albany, I welcome you to the Albany Neighborhood Portal. The goal of this site is to provide an interactive place where you can get information on quality of life services in Albany. Within this site you will be able to peruse frequently asked questions, request certain City services, sign up for the City’s Department of General Services programs, and lend your opinions regarding ideas and data collections pertaining to DGS and the City of Albany.
With a population of nearly 100,000 people, it is important that our residents are being heard and maintaining open communication is the best way to ensure that quality of life remains a priority.
WELCOME TO THE CITY OF ALBANY NEIGHBORHOOD PORTAL
THIS ONLINE PORTAL SERVES AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR NEWS & QUALITY OF LIFE INFORMATION CRITICAL TO CITY OF ALBANY RESIDENTS.
FROM THE COMMISSIONER
A Message from Commissioner Sergio Panunzio
I would like welcome you to the City of Albany's Neighborhood Web Portal. As I visited several neighborhoods around the city the one common observation is that there is a disconnect between City government and the residents they serve.
This is especially seen when it comes to communication regarding quality of life issues.
It is my hope that this Neighborhood Web Portal will help open the line of communication between the city and the residents and together we can make Albany the best place to call home.
1) Promulgation: 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 p.m. and/or dusk but before 12 midnight.
2) Promulgation: Excessive quantities of trash and recycling placed curbside are subject to billing and a fine. Excessive is anything that is not manageable by 1person, unable to be loaded into a collection vehicle and takes laborers more than 4 trips between the pile and the vehicle.
3) Promulgation: 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.
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.
Promulgation: 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.