Climate Smart Resources

Columbia County Recycling

Visit the Columbia County Solid Waste Recycling Page to find out what's recyclable and what's not, and how to properly dispose of various household items at the County run transfer stations.

NYS Climate Smart Communities Program

NYSERDA - New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

...offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

NYSERDA Community Solar for the Home

Solar panels are not an option for your property?  A community solar array located off-site may be an available option to provide cost savings through credits toward your electricity bill. Find out if subscribing to a community solar plan may be right for you.

Visit the NYSERDA Find a contractor page to learn more, and view the Find an NYSERDA Qualified Community Solar Project online map to explore options available in your area.

NYS DEC Postconsumer Paint Collection Program

The New York State Postconsumer Paint Collection Program began on May 1, 2022.  For drop-off locations and the latest program information, please visit the PaintCare New York program page (leaves DEC website).

As of May 1, 2022, a producer or retailer shall not sell, or offer for sale, architectural paint to any person in the state unless the producer and the producer's brands are participating in the program by having registered with PaintCare.  The following lists identify currently registered producers (PDF 77KB) and their brands (PDF 553 KB).

PaintCare Drop_Off Sites search 

PaintCare is funded by the PaintCare fee,  which is applied to the purchase price of new paint sold in each state that has passed a paint stewardship law.