Empties for Animals

Pennies really do add up for the animals. In 2019 the redemption value of all the bottles and cans collected totaled over $135,000! This incredible program keeps growing, thanks to our volunteers and our partner, Goldstein Auto Group. 

You may drop off your empties any time at our Animal Care Center. You may also bring them to any of Goldstein Auto Group's four locations during business hours.

Due to COVID-19 safety and health mandates, Goldstein Auto Group is unable to provide home pickup of cans and bottles. We hope this can resume in 2021. If you have any questions, please email Stefanie Goldstein.


Drop-off Locations:

Goldstein Buick GMC
1671 Central Avenue, Albany

Goldstein Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
968 New Loudon Road, Latham

Goldstein Subaru
1754 Central Avenue, Albany

And we have an additional drop-off location!

You may drop of your empties inside the front entrance of their Coxsackie location:
Camping World | Gander RV
12634 Rt. 9W
Coxsackie, NY 12192

You "Can" Help

A bottle and can drive is an easy way to involve your office, school, church, scout troop or community group in helping the animals.

Volunteer to help us sort bottles and cans. All of our empties are sorted by manufacturer, container type and size before being picked up for recycling. This allows us to redeem them for $.08, rather than the usual $.05. Volunteers do it all. It's a fun and easy community service activity and you'll be able to see the good you are doing when you visit the pets.

For more information about Empties for Animals, email our Community Outreach Manager or call 518.434.8128 ext 227. To volunteer, email our Volunteer Manager or call 518.434.8128 ext 212.