Town of
Otsego County, NY
 Recycling & Composting 


The Town of Hartwick offers residents the FREE use of recycling dumpsters for fiber material (paper and cardboard, etc), and mixed containers (plastic, glass and tin, etc). Addiitionally, there is a scrap metal dumspster available (see below). 

The recycling dumpsters are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are emptied several times a week since they fill up quickly.  The Hartwick recycling station is the third busiest station in Otsego County.  More information on the recycling dumpsters and what is or is not accepted can be found at the link below and in the "Documents" below:


Questions regarding the recycling bins may be directed to the Town Clerk's Office at 607-293-8123.




Composting and Green Waste Collection 


See Documents below.



Recycle Right NY Campaign
Recycle Right NY is a 12-month public outreach campaign launched in January 2019 in coordination with recycling professionals in the public, private and not for profit sectors of the state.  Learn more about this program by clicking on this link. 
Hartwick Recycling Tips (DOCX - 5.0 MB)

Four pictures of acceptable and non-acceptable recyclables in the Hartwick recycling bins. 

Many items should be there but some should not. 

Can you find the ones that don't belong? 

What Can NOT Be Recycled (DOCX - 742.9 KB)
Links to County Recycling Information, it will help answer many specific questions about what to do with all unwanted items.  Plus other links for electronic recycling, etc. 
Green Waste Collection history and guidelines
Battery Recycling (JPG - 535.3 KB)
Household batteries can be recycled with the Call 2 Recycle Program and at the Otsego County Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day each year in early September.  This event is sponsored by the Otsego County Solid Waste Department. 
Scrap Metal revenues are used to defray the costs of Annual Clean Sweep Event. 
Recycling Goals (PDF - 392.2 KB)