Transition Troy

The Sustainability booth at the Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market

  • Information
  • Education
  • Collection for composting 

Recycle Fish redeemable bottle & can collection

Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene) information

Plastic bag information

Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Facts & Figures

Troy Zero Waste – It’s time for a Plastics-Free Hudson

Single-Use Waste Reduction Proposal
Styrofoam/Plastic Bag/Straw Ban

This proposal has three parts:
1. ban on single-use expanded polystyrene (EPS, also called styrofoam) containers
2. ban on all single-use plastic bags, with a fee for paper bags
3. plastic straws by request only

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How much solid waste does the Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market generate each Saturday?

Over 100 vendors and thousands of visitors every Saturday all year round.  A combination of locally grown natural and organic produce and specialty grocery items.  Many of the vendors have been leaders in producing and marketing goods that promote and use ecologically positive and sustainable operations.  

TWFM generates a lot of solid waste.  Our goal is to do everything we can to support responsible practices of solid waste management, recycling, and efficiency through reduction and reuse.  To do this we need to know what we have.

We are planning a day in the near future to collect all of the waste for a day and separate the material into:

  • food scraps and compostables
  • recyclable and redeemable containers
  • landfill waste.

How much do we weigh? 

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Here are some more projects of interest, that support the goals of living more sustainably in Troy and the Capital Region:

Transition Troy is a collection of groups and individuals with a positive vision of a sustainable Troy, acting on that vision and building that future. Email us at or Sign up for our Contact List to learn more