Empties for Animals

Due to COVID-19 precautions, bottle collection is temporarily suspended.

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. If you have a large donation, they will pick it up for free and bring it to us. For pickup, please email Stefanie at Goldstein Auto.


Drop-off Locations:

Goldstein Buick GMC
1671 Central Avenue, Albany

Goldstein Mitsubishi
613 New Loudon Road, Latham

Goldstein Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
968 New Loudon Road, Latham

Goldstein Subaru
1754 Central Avenue, Albany


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.