Highway Department

Highway Superintendent
Highway Department building
For highway emergencies contact
 Albany County Sheriff at 518-765-2351.

Annual Fall Brush and Lawn Debris Clean-Up


October 11 - November 18

Lawn and Yard debris must be bagged in brown bio-degradable bags and placed at the curb.
Brush/tree limbs must be stacked neatly at the curb with the cut ends facing the road so that our crew can work in a safe and efficient manner.  BRUSH SHOULD ONLY BE PLACED OUT DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.

Please note: the Highway Department can no longer pick up branches at any time except during Spring and Fall clean up weeks as we simply do not have the time, manpower and resources to continuously pick up branches all summer long.  Our road maintenance, ditching, paving and pothole repair must take priority before winter comes. 

Winter in upstate New York presents the Highway Department with our biggest challenge.  Plow routes take between 3 to 4 hours to complete depending on weather conditions.  This means if our snow plow starts on your road, they will not be back for 3 to 4 hours.  Please do not park in the road during snow season.  Plow trucks have larger blind spots than cars.  Give snow plows plenty of room on the road.  Please be patient and drive carefully.  Some roads in the Town are either State or County roads such as Altamont Road, Delaware Turnpike, Font Grove, Meadowdale Road, New Scotland South and others.  These roads are plowed by NYS or Albany County.

Highway Department Information

The Town of New Scotland Highway Department is responsible for approximately 80 miles of Town roads.  This includes paving, sweeping, mowing and snow plowing.  The Highway Department also sponsors annually: 

Household Hazardous Waste Day

for the disposal of residential waste such as paints, pesticides and chemicals.  You must pre-register for this event.  This collection will be held on May 14, 2016, from 8am - noon at the Highway Garage. View More Information

Paper Shredding Day

 to securely dispose of  all paper documents.  We will not have a shredding event this fall.  The next shredding day will be in the late spring or summer of 2017. 
Dates for these events will be posted on this website and advertised in the Altamont Enterprise.

The Town of New Scotland Highway Department also runs:

Spring Clean Up

for approximately 6 weeks starting mid April through May for bagged lawn debris and branches


lawn debris (bags only) periodically from May through September

Fall Clean Up

for bagged leaves and braches for approximately 6 weeks ending mid November

Electronics Recycling

Electronics such as TV's, computers, monitors, keyboards, small scale servers, printers,scanners, VCR and DVD players, video game consoles, cell phones, and fax machines are collected at the Highway  garage, year round, M-F from 7:00am - 3:00pm.  We also collect CFL and fluorescent light bulbs.

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