The Rapp Road Landfill is situated on approximately 255 acres of City owned property west of Rapp Road between the New York State Thruway to the south and the Conrail railroad tracks to the north. The footprint of the landfill is currently approximately 100 acres. Current waste placement operations are located within the P-4 and Eastern Expansion areas.

The liner for the proposed expansion will consist of a modern double composite system that meets all state and federal requirements. Liner system details

The landfill is operated by the City of Albany Department of General Services, with 24 City employees who are responsible for the day to day operations. The facility manager holds a certification from the Solid Waste Association of North America in management of Landfill Operations. In addition, the manager and 7 landfill employees have been OSHA 40 hour trained in hazardous materials. The landfill is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure proper operations. Equipment used at the site includes 3 trash compactors, 2 excavators, 2 dozers, 2 track loaders, and a trash shredder.

Solid waste is brought to the landfill by City owned and operated garbage trucks, other municipally owned trucks, as well as by trucks owned and operated by private sector waste haulers. On average, the landfill accepts approximately 1050 tons per day.

As part of the operations, the city operates a gas collection system that collects primarily methane gas that is generated within the landfill. The gas is utilized by a commercial operator to generate electricity at the landfill site. The electricity is transmitted into the local electrical grid. The gas collection system also controls any odors associated with the landfill.

If you detect an odor that you think is coming from the City of Albany's Rapp Road landfill, please call 453-8288 to report it.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 7:00am - 11:00am (Last load in 10:30 AM)
Tuesday: 7:00am - 11:00am (Last load in 10:30 AM)
Wednesday: 7:00am - 11:00am (Last load in 10:30 AM)
Thursday: 7:00am - 11:00am (Last load in 10:30 AM)
Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am (Last load in 10:30 AM)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Contact Us

City of Albany Rapp Road Waste Management Facility
525 Rapp Road
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518.869.3651
Fax: 518.869.6825
Email: coalandfill@albanyny.gov
Odor Complaint Line:
518.453.8288

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