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The Green Guide

A handy reference for environmentally friendly resources in building, energy, food, gardening, recycling and transportation

 

Earth Day Activities

Earth Day at Dyken Pond, 475 Dyken Pond Road, Cropseyville. 4/24, 1:30-4 PM: Volunteers needed for Earth Day trail cleanup. Stay the whole time or just an hour or two. Refreshments provided. Contact Lisa at 658-2055 or dyken pond@fairpoint.net.

Earth Day at First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Ave., Albany. 4/25, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM: Earth Day Celebration. View a 20-minute video, followed by community discussion about “stuff” and a neighborhood cleanup. Fundraising lunch available. 463-7135.

Earth Day at the Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville. 4/24, 9-noon: An Earth Day hike led by personnel from FVYMCA’s Natural Resources and Environmenal Services Department. 4/24, 9 AM-4 PM: An Earth Day community event, a fun day with an all-natural theme. Free admission. (845) 985-2291.

Earth Day at Helderberg Community Energy, Octagon Barn, 588 Middle Road, Knox. 4/24, 10 AM-4 PM: Renewable Energy Expo. Get answers and practical tips about reusable energy for homes, farms and small businesses. Includes self-guided driving tour to nine on- and off-grid alternative energy sources, refreshments, live music and free kites for the first 50 kids. 872-1879 or 872-9131.

Earth Day at NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 56 Game Road, Delmar. 4/24, 1-4 PM: Earth Day Festival. Indoor/outdoor open house, and activities such as studying snakes and turtles up-close, checking for nesting activity, sweep-netting for insects, short trail hikes and spin-casting for “grass carp.” Open to the public and free of charge. 475-0291.

Earth Day at The Pine Bush Preserve, 4/24, 9 AM: Work on a variety of conservation projects: trails work, tree planting, pulling honeysuckle, trash cleanup and boundary posting. To sign up, please visit albanypinebush.org.

Earth Day at Thacher Nature Center, 87 Nature Center Way, Voorheesville. 4/24, 10 AM: Earth-friendly creative fun. Create an earth-friendly reusable tote bag, watch short films and enjoy a snack. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. 872-0800.

Earth Day at UAlbany, 4/22, 11 AM-9 PM: A day’s worth of activities including a clothing swap, cooking demonstration, performances, games, prizes and a panel discussion. 956-8120.

 

Building

Green Depot, 86C Railroad Ave. (at Fuller Road), Albany, 482-0011. A supplier of environmentally friendly and sustainable building products.

Historic Albany Foundation Architectural Parts Warehouse, 89 Lexington Ave., Albany, 465-2987.

Hudson Valley Clean Energy, 13 Hook Road, Rhinebeck, (845) 345-8693. HVCE designs and installs solar energy systems for residential and commercial properties, as well as geothermal heating systems.

Hudson Valley Historics, 390 Main St., Catskill, (845) 389-7900. Acquires building materials from renovations and new construction, and has many pieces available.

Hudson Valley Natural Building, hvnb.net, 229-1339. A community-based artisan company that specializes in timber framing, straw bale, natural finishes, and education.

Zeroenergy Building Inc, 6147 State Farm Road, Guilderland, 788-3468. A consulting group that is expert in the fields of alternative energy, renewable energy, and fuelless power.

 

Energy

Retail and Installation

Adirondack Solar, 1004 New Scotland Road, Albany, (877) 407-3356.

Albany Renewable Solar Energy, 20 Boght Road, Watervliet, 272-7817, albanysolarenergy.com.

Alteris Renewables, 120 Broadway, Albany, 512-5154, alterisinc.com.

AWS Truewind, 463 New Karner Road, Albany, 213-0044, awstruewind.com.

BPVS, 46 Howland Ave., Adams, Mass., (413) 743-0152, bpvs.com.

Empire Solar Store, 6 Brunswick Road, Troy. 687-0135. empire solarstore.com.

Grenergy Solar Store, 520 Sheffield Plain, Sheffield, Mass. (413) 229-0049.

groSolar, 12 Petra Lane, Albany, (800) 374-4494 ext. 3116, grosolar.com.

Plug Power, 968 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, 782-7700, plugpower.com. Fuel cell technology for commercial and residential use.

Solar Generation Inc., 43 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, (845) 679-6997, solargeneration.net.

Sun Dog Solar, 343 State Route 295, Chatham, 392-4000, sundogsolar.net.

Sun Energy, 118 Dean St., Cheshire, Mass., (413) 749-0300.

Sycaway Solar & Wind, 39 Fane Court, Troy, 209-6727.

Zeroenergy Building, Inc. 6147 State Farm Road, Guilderland, 788-3468.

 

Home Energy Efficiency Consultation

Building Performance Consulting of NY, 1344 Sumner Ave., Schenectady. 368-4546.

Home Energy Advisors, 9 Diamond Road, Ballston Lake, 899-2400, homeenergyadvisors.com.

Home Energy Consultants, Inc., 278 Freedom Road, Pleasant Valley, (845) 635-8304, homeenergyconsultants.us.

Newport Ventures, Inc., 22 Jay St., Schenectady, 377-9410, newport ventures.net.

Zeroenergy Building, Inc. 6147 State Farm Road, Guilderland, 788-3468.

 

Renewable Energy Distribution

Blue Rock Enegy, GoGreen, (315) 701-1549. Supplies renewable energy credits for New York State-generated green energy sourced from wind, biomass and hydroelectric.

green-e.org, provides a database of certified suppliers of renewable energy credits.

 

Other Resources

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency, dsireusa.org. A comprehensive database of state and federal incentives for residential and commercial green building and renewable energy use.

Power . . . Naturally, powernaturaly.org. NYSERDA’s guide to renewable energy.

 

Food

Community Supported Agriculture

Denison Farm, 333 Buttermilk Falls Road, Schaghticoke, 664-2510. Vegetables.

Eight Mile Creek Farm, 40 Johnny Cake Hill Road, Westerlo, 966-5468. Vegetables, herbs, chicken, eggs, fruit, beef, hay, pasture.

The Farm at Miller’s Crossing, 81 Roxbury Road, Hudson, 851-2331. Vegetables, grass-fed beef.

Germantown Community Farm, 4872 State Route 9G, Germantown, 537-6139. Vegetables.

Hand Hollow Farm, 402 Hand Hollow Road, East Chatham, 794-0176. Vegetables, eggs, cut flowers, herbs.

Hawthorne Valley Farm, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, 672-4465. Vegetables, raw milk, cheese, yogurt, pork, beef, baked goods, sauerkraut.

Homestead Farm, 3842 State Route 2, Cropseyville, 279-9867. Vegetables.

Little Seed Gardens, Chatham, 392-0063. Vegetables, herbs, flowers, sod, cover crops.

Longfield Farm, 1093 Township Road, Altamont, 861-5280. Wool (fleece and rovings), lamb, artisan breads.

Monkshood Nursery, 2336 County Route 21, Valatie, 758-7958. Vegetables, herbs, eggs, winter greens.

Morning View Farms, LLC., 966 Goode Road, Ballston Spa, 885-6693. Vegetables, herbs.

Old Scidmore Farm, Saratoga Springs, 584-7808. Vegetables, herbs, edible flowers.

Patroon Land Farm, 153 Ketchum Road, Voorheesville, 339-5726. Vegetables, herbs, melons.

Petersburgh Manor Farm, 69 Smith Road, Petersburgh, 658-9035. Vegetables, herbs, organic yarns, natural dye, free-range eggs.

Red Oak Farm of Stuyvesant, 1921 Route 9, Stuyvesant, 799-2052. Vegetables, herbs, fruit, dried teas.

Roxbury Farm, LLC., 2501 Route 9H, Kinderhook, 758-8558. Vegetables.

Serendipity Farms and Country Store, Inc., 109 Dusbach Road, Clifton Park, 383-0690. Vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, free-range chickens, eggs.

Thompson-Finch Farm, 750 Wiltsie Bridge Road, Ancram, 329-7578. Vegetables, berries, fruit, sod, triticale, hay.

Threshold Farm, 16 Summit St., Philmont, 672-5509. Vegetables.

Windflower Farm, 585 Meeting House Road, Valley Falls, 692-3188. Vegetables.

Wing Road Farm, 270 Wing Road, Greenfield, 584-5466. Vegetables, herbs, eggs, mushrooms, honey, bread.

 

Dairy

Berle Farm, Hoosick, 686-3249. Raw, organic chevre made with vegetarian rennet.

Coach Farm, Pine Plains, 398-5325. Goat yogurt and cheeses.

Cooper’s Ark Farm, Schoharie, 295-7662. Cage-, hormone- and antibiotic-free eggs.

Cornell Farms, Hoosick Falls, 732-7452. Cage-, hormone- and antibiotic-free eggs.

Hawthorne Valley, Ghent, 672-7281. Organic and biodynamic cow’s milk yogurts and cheeses.

Meadowbrook Farm, Clarksville, 768-2451. Cow’s milk and cream (in glass bottles, delivery available), rBGH-free.

Nettle Meadow, Warrensburg, 623-3372. Award-winning goat cheese and new farmstead sheep, goat and cow mixed-milk cheeses.

Old Chatham Sheephearding Co., 794-7733. Old Chatham. Sheep’s milk camembert and blue cheeses, yogurts and spreads.

Palatine Valley Dairy, Palatine Bridge, 993-3194. Various cheddar cheeses, and cheese curds.

Ronybrook Farm, Ancramdale, 398-6455. Ice cream, yogurt drinks and butter.

Zimmer’s Farm, Gallupville, 872-9287. Cage- hormone- and antibiotic-free eggs.

 

Farmers Markets

Note: Many of these farmers markets do not open outdoors until sometime in May or June; some have indoor locations during the winter months.

Altamont Farmers Market, Orsini Park, Altamont Train Station, Main Street and Maple Avenue, Altamont. Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM.

Ballston Spa Farmers Market, Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. Thursdays, 3-6 PM; Saturdays, 9 AM-noon.

Berkshire Area Farmers Market, Berkshire Mall, Old State Road and Route 8, Lanesborough, Mass. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 AM-2 PM.

Cambridge Farmers Market, Cambridge Freight Yard, Cambridge. Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM.

Capital District Farmers Market, Broadway (Route 32) and Route 378, Menands. Saturdays, 8 AM-1 PM; Sundays noon to 4 PM.

Central Avenue Farmers Market, 339 Central Ave. (The Linda/WAMC parking lot), Albany. Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM.

Clifton Park/Saratoga Farmers Market, St. George’s Church, Route 146 at Maxwell Drive, Clifton Park. Thursdays, 2-5 PM.

Cohoes Farmers Market, parking lot next to Smith’s Restaurant, Cohoes. Fridays, 4-7 PM.

Coeymans Landing Farmers Market, Coeymans Landing Park, Coeymans. Thursdays, 4-7 PM.

The Crossings Farmers Market, 580 Albany Shaker Road, Colonie. Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM.

Delaware Area Neighborhood Farmers Market, St. James Church, 391 Delaware Ave., Albany. Tuesdays, 4-7 PM.

Delmar Farmers Market, First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. Tuesdays, 2:30-6 PM.

Delmar Saturday Farmers Market, Bethlehem Central Middle School, 322 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM.

Downtown Albany Farmers Market, Tricentennial Park, Broadway, Albany. Thursdays, 11 AM-2 PM.

Empire State Plaza Farmers Market, North end of ESP opposite the Capitol, Albany. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 AM-2 PM.

Fort Edward Farmers Market, Broadway Bowl parking lot, Route 4, Fort Edward. Fridays, 10 AM-1 PM.

Great Barrington Farmers Market, Railroad Station, Taconic Avenue and Castle Street, Great Barrington, Mass. Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM.

Middle Granville Farmers Market, Middle Granville Road, Granville. Mondays, 2-5 PM.

New Baltimore Farmers Market, Wyche Park, New Baltimore Road, New Baltimore. Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM.

North Adams Farmers Market, St. Anthony’s parking lot, across from MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass. Saturdays, 8 AM-1 PM.

Pakatakan Farmers Market, Historic Round Barn, Route 30 (five miles north of Arkville), Halcottsville. Saturdays, 9 AM-2 PM.

Queensbury Farmers Market, Elks Lodge, 23 Cronin Road, Queensbury. Mondays, 3-6 PM.

Rensselaer County Farmers Market, Twin Town Little League Park, Williams Road, North Greenbush. Thursdays, 2:30-5:30 PM.

Salem Farmers Market, Salem Village Park, Salem. Saturdays, 10 AM-1 PM.

Saratoga Farmers Market, High Rock Park, High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM; Wednesdays, 3-6 PM.

Schenectady Farmers Market, in front of City Hall, Jay Street, Schenectady. Thursdays, 9 AM-2 PM.

Schenectady Greenmarket, around City Hall, Jay Street, Schenectady. Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM.

Troy Little Italy Farmers Market, Hill Street (between Washington and Liberty streets), Troy. Wednesdays, 3-6 PM.

Troy Neighborhood Farmers Market, Monument Square, Troy. Wednesdays, 10 AM-2 PM.

Troy Waterfront Farmers Market, Riverfront Park, River Street, Troy. Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM.

Upper Union Street Farmers Market, Woodlawn Avenue parking lot, Schenectady. Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM.

Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers Market, River Street, Warrensburgh. Fridays, 3-6 PM.

Waterford Farmers Market, Waterford Visitors Center, One Tugboat Alley, Waterford. Sundays, 9 AM-2 PM.

Watervliet Farmers Market, 13th Street and 2nd Avenue, Watervliet. Tuesdays, 2-5 PM.

 

Food Co-Ops

Berkshire Co-Op Market, 42 Bridge St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-9697, berkshirecoop.org. Member-owned natural-foods store whose mission is to cultivate a sustainable local economy and build community.

Hilltown Market and Natural Foods Co-Op, 26 County Route 353, Rensselaerville, 797-3144, hilltown market.com.

Honest Weight Food Co-Op, 484 Central Avenue, Albany, 482-2667, hwfc.com. A member-owned and -operated consumer cooperative committed to providing the community with affordable, high-quality natural foods and products. Local and organic produce, cheeses, locally raised meats, bulk foods, natural and organic groceries, fair-trade coffee, specialty foods, herbs and spices, more.

 

Meat

Beaverbrook Farm, 46 Stanton Hill Road, Salem, 854-9805. Roasting Geese

Foster Farm, 220 W. River Road, Schulyerville, 695-3058. Pasture-raised sheep and poultry.

Gordon Farms, 144 Beebe Road, Berne, 872-2602, gordon-farms.com. Grass-fed beef, all cuts.

Grazin’ Angus Acres, 125 Bartel Road, Ghent, 392-3620, grazin angusacres.com. Grass-fed, antibiotic- and hormone-free Black Angus beef.

King Crest Farm, 831 Grooms Road, Rexford, 371-5069. Various cuts of beef and pork.

Maple Hill Farm, 110 Ashdown Road, Ballston Lake, 399-4097. Hormone-free, grain-fed beef from polled Hereford cattle.

Saddled Duck Deer, 14 Whites Beach Road, Ballston Lake, 399-4516. Farm-raised, antibiotic- and hormone-free venison and rabbit.

Sweet Tree Farm, 138 Karker Road, Carlisle, 234-7422, sweettreefarmny.com. Various cuts of grass-fed beef, pork and chicken.

 

Orchards & Farm Markets

Altamont Orchards, 6654 Dunnsville Rd., Altamont, 861-6515, altamont orchards.com. Apples, cider, cider donuts, pies and specialty items; pick-your-own on weekends.

Bowman Orchards, 141 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford, 371-2042, bowman orchards.com. Apples, berries, pumpkins, peaches, pears, sweet corn, soups, syrups, fruit butters, donuts.

Gade Farm, 2479 Western Ave., Guilderland, 869-8019, gadefarm.com. Various seasonal vegetables and fruits, baked goods, dairy, jams and jellies, salsas, soups and syrups.

Golden Harvest Farms, 3074 Route 9, Valatie, 578-7683, goldenharvest farms.com. Open-air fresh farm market, pick-your-own apples weekends Sept.-Oct.

Goold Orchards, 1297 Brookview Station Road, Castleton, 732-7317, goold.com. Pick-your-own apples and berries, produce, cider and cider donuts, fresh-baked and frozen pies, winery.

Indian Ladder Farms, 342 Altamont Road, Altamont, 765-2956, indian_ladderfarms.com. Apples, pumpkins, berries, cider and cider donuts, bakery, café, family activities, call (866) 640-PICK for pick-your-own details.

Knight Orchards, 325 Goode St., Burnt Hills, 399-5174, knight_orchars.com. Apples, pears, peaches, plums, vegetables, cider, pies, syrup, honey.

Kristy’s Barn, 2385 Brookview Road, Castleton, 477-6250. Local produce, pick-your-own apples.

Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, 664-1515, libertyridge farmny.com. Farm market, pumpkins, pick-your-own berries, café, family activities.

Lindsey’s Country Store, Orchard: 267 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford, 371-5785; Store: 1537 Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-3100. Apples, pears, plums, sweet corn, baked goods, cider, farm-raised hormone- and antibiotic-free beef and pork, pick-your-own apples Sept.-Oct.

Samascott Orchards, 5 Sunset Ave., Kinderhook, 758-7224, samascott.com. Wide variety of pick-your-own produce, full farm market with apples, cider, jams and produce.

Schoharie Valley Farms, Carrot Barn, Route 30, Schoharie, scoharievalley farms.com. Fresh-picked seasonal vegetables, non-seasonal fruits and vegetables, greenhouse, pumpkins, pies and fixings.

Smith’s Orchard Bake Shop, 4561 Jockey St., Charlton, 882-6598, smithorchardbakeshop.com. More than 20 varieties of fresh-baked pies, plus hormone- and antibiotic-free meets, fresh produce in season, cider donuts, more.

Yonder Farms Cider Hill & Bake Shop, 4301 Albany St., Albany, 456-6823. Apples, pumpkins, produce, cider, cider donuts, baked goods.

 

Produce

Black Horse Farms, Route 9W, Coxsackie, 943-9324. Seasonal cut flowers and vegetables.

Braley’s Farm, 1280 State Route 203, Chatham, 392-9535. Seasonal produce and herbs.

Country Garden, 3712 Consaul Road, Schenectady, 346-1996. Seasonal fruits and vegetables, pick-your-own berry patches.

Engle’s Farm Market, 681 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, 869-5653. Seasonal produce, pick-your-own tomatoes.

Freebird Farm, 497 McKinley Road, Palatine Bridge, 673-8822. Garlic.

Fox Creek Farm, Fox Creek Farm Road, Schoharie, 873-2375. Organic garlic.

George’s Farm, 240 Wade Road, Latham, 785-4210. Various seasonal vegetables.

Glenville Berry Farm, 653 Swaggertown Road, Scotia, 399-3549. Vegetables, berries and melons.

Krug Farm, 65 Everett Road, Albany, 482-5406. Greenhouse products, sweet corn and vegetables.

Lansing’s Farm Market, 204 Lishakill Road, Colonie, 464-0889. Seasonal produce, pick-your-own vegetables and berries.

Oreshan Farms, Route 9, Latham, 785-0217. Seasonal vegetables, sweet corn.

Our Family’s Harvest, 245 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, 768-2344. Retail outlet for Stanton’s Feura Farms seasonal produce.

Paper Dragon Farms, 4683 Route 9, Corinth, 893-0726. Organic vegetables, tomatoes and pumpkins.

Pigliavento Farm, 3535 E. Lydius St., Schenectady, 356-9188. Seasonal Produce.

Slack Hollow Farm, 177 Gilchrist Road, Argyle, 638-6125. Organic seasonal vegetables.

Staron Farm, 4 Merwin Road, Valatie, 392-2920. Potatoes.

 

Gardening

The Botanic Barn, 1570 Route 7, Troy, 279-3080. Nursery, garden supplies, personalized design services.

Colonial Acres Nursery, 2552 Western Ave., Altamont, 456-5348. Voted Best Nursery in Capital Region Living magazine. Nursery, garden supplies.

Country Living, 325 Union Turnpike, Earlton, 828-4031. Home and garden supplies, equipment.

Emerich Sales & Service Inc., 187 Valentine Road, Charlton, 399-8574. Heavy gardening equipment.

Faddegon’s Nursery, 1140 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 785-6763. Gardening and nursery supplies since 1920.

Hewitt’s Garden Centers, Route 9 and Sitterly Road, Clifton Park, 371-0126; Route 4 and I-90, East Greenbush, 283-2159; 605 Feura Bush Road, Glenmont, 439-8169; 1969 Western Ave., Guilderland, 456-7954; 1129 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 785-7701; 294 Quaker Road, Queensbury, 792-3638; 3 Charlton Road, Scotia, 399-1703; Route 9, Wilton, 580-1205. Extensive selection of garden supplies and accessories; nursery and greenhouse plants, shrubs and trees.

Hilltown Farm & Garden, 6003 State Route 32, Westerlo, 797-3697. Seeds, bedding plants, fertilizers, natural & organic solutions.

Hudson Valley Organics, 153 Hartigan Road, Old Chatham, 928-4826. Compost, mulch and a variety of soils.

Kulak Nursery & Landscaping, 1615 Route 146, Rexford, 399-2404. Garden center, nursery, landscaping.

Mossword Gardens, 291 Maple Ave., Greenville, 966-8470. Nursery, landscape design consultations.

Olsen’s Hardware & Garden Center, 1900 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, 733-5868. Hardware store with nursery, garden supplies.

Osborne Mill Nursery, 231 Osborne Road, Albany, 482-8150. Plants, trees, and shrubs.

Other Side of Paradise, 481 Route 40, Troy, 237-5287. Nursery, garden supplies, trees, landscaping.

Patroon Nursery, 500 West Sand Lake Road, Wynantskill, 283-3807. Flowers, plants, trees, shrubs, accessories and supplies.

Price-Greenleaf Store & Nursery, 14 Booth Road, Delmar, 439-9212. Nursery, plants, garden supplies, trees.

Troy’s Landscape Supply, 1266 New Loudon Road, Cohoes, 785-1526. Nursery, garden supplies, landscape design and installation.

Van Geest Nursery, 43 Donna Drive, Albany, 459-1093. Nursery, landscape consulting, period gardens and contemporary designs.

Zema’s Nursery, Inc., 154 Presbyerian Hill Road, Stephentown, 733-5868. High quality plants and trees.

 

Recycling

The Albany & Troy Lions Club, 266-7788. Instead of throwing away unused eyeglasses and hearing aids, donating through the Lions Club’s program is both valuable and green! Call for more information.

Albany Freecycle, groups.freecycle.org/Albanyfreecycle. This Web site gives individuals in the Albany area the opportunity to recycle their own belongings and find recycled items themselves. Everything posted is free; no trades, bartering or money allowed.

Albany Metal Recycling, 35 Commerce Ave., Albany, 489-2580. This facility provides pick-up and drop-off services for all metal waste.

AlbanyNYReUseIt, groups.yahoo.com/group/AlbanyNYReUseIt. Like Freecycle, this group aims to reduce the number of landfill items by giving unwanted personal belongings to those who do want it.

Ash Trading Corporation, 77 Broadway, Menands, 463-6666. A paper and book recycling business handles all forms of paper. Pickups are available.

eLot Electronics Recycling, Inc., 8000 Main St., Troy, 266-9385. A recycling company that’s working toward eliminating electronic waste, eLot focuses on recycling, de- manufacturing, and refurbishing computers while reusing mercury lamps and bulbs throughout the country. Offers pick-up and drop-off services.

Heritage Environmental, LLC., 10 Apollo Drive, Albany, 452-7001. A national organization that strives to achieve sustainability through innovative environmental solutions, Heritage offers a household hazardous-waste program and a light-bulb and battery mail-back program—a simple alternative to landfilling those items.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, 402-8704. NYSDEC has adopted a program to provide individuals with organizations that donate or reuse unwanted cell phones.

Troy Bike Rescue, 51 3rd St., Troy; 15 Trinity Place, Albany. TBR is a community bike project committed to removing unused bicycles from the waste stream, and getting them back on the streets. Accepts donations of all bike parts, and welcomes volunteers and newcomers.

Waste Management Inc., 7 Bingham St., Albany, 427-0141. As the largest recycler of municipal solid wastes in America, WM has been coming up with new ways of recycling waste, including its “Wheelabrator” facilities, which have converted more than 145 million tons of solid waste into more than 75 billion kilowatt-hours of clean electric power. WM now recycles bottles with identification numbers 1-7.

 

Transportation

Adirondack Bicycles, 279 N. Ballston Ave., Scotia, 374-7989. Bike sales, parts and service.

Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station, 525 East St., Rensselaer, 462-5723. Access to the Adirondack, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf rail lines.

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority, 1 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-2782. Bus service for Western Massachusetts.

Capital District Transportation Authority, 110 Watervliet Ave., Albany, 482-8822. Municipal bus service for the Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs area.

CK Cycles, 1370 Central Ave., Albany, 459-3272. Bike sales, parts and service.

Coxsackie Bike and Sport, 369 Mansion St., Coxsackie, 731-9313. Bike sales, parts and service.

The Downtube Cycle Works, 466 Madison Ave., Albany, 434-1711. Bike sales, parts and service.

Elevate Cycles, 35 Van Dam St., Saratoga Springs, 587-0455. Bike sales, parts and service.

Freeman’s Bridge Sports, 38 Freeman’s Bridge Road, Scotia, 382-0593. Bike sales, parts and service.

High Adventure Ski and Bike, 1054 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, 785-0501. Bike sales, parts and service.

Hudson Amtrak Station, 69 S. Front St., Hudson, 828-3379. See Albany-Rensselaer entry.

Mad Dog Bicycles, 561 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Bike sales, parts and service.

Plaine and Son, 1816 State St., Schenectady, 346-1433. Bike sales, part and service.

Rudy’s Cyclery, 578 2nd Ave., Troy, 235-2525. Bike sales, parts and service.

Sports Authority, 161 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, 869-4490; 221 Wade Road Ext., Latham, 782-7192. Bike sales.

Steiner’s Sports, 329 Glenmont Road, Glenmont, 427-2406. Bike sales, parts and service.

Sycaway Bicycle Sales and Service, 13 Lord Ave., Troy, 273-7788. Bike sales, parts and service.

Troy Bike Rescue, 51 3rd St., Troy; 15 Trinity Place (basement), Albany. Volunteer-based bicycle repair, instruction, donations, and advocacy programs.


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