For more information on the various services available to town residents, or if you need forms or applications, contact the Town Clerk.

Information on Emergency Services covering the town of Canaan.


Canaan Library

Canaan Library

Canaan Library
1647 County Rt 5 (located next to Canaan Town Hall)
Canaan, NY 12029-3017
Phone: 518-781-3392

Chatham Public Library

Chatham Public Library

Chatham Public Library
11 Woodbridge Ave
Chatham, NY 12037-1399
Phone: 518-392-3666

Transfer Station

Canaan residents may dispose of household trash (MSW) at the Transfer Station owned by Covanta Energy Corporation.
Location: Off Route 22 near the B3 exit of the Thruway. From Route 22, turn between restaurant and truck stop, cross railroad tracks, go up ramp, circle around to dumpster located just before exit.

Hours/days: Wednesday 3:30 PM -5:30PM; Saturday 8:00 AM -12 noon
Contact: 518-781-5303
Requirements: You must be a town resident and have a sticker on your vehicle to use the transfer station. Stickers are issued annually and can be obtained at no charge from the Town Clerk.

Construction and demolition (C&D) disposal for residents is also available at no charge with a maintenance permit (C&D) from the Town Clerk.


Chatham Transfer Station
Accepts type 1 and 2 plastic, paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans.
Location: 425 Route 295 between Chatham and East Chatham
Hours/days: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 7:30AM-4:00PM.
Contact: 392-2222
Requirements: Bottles and cans must be clean; do not recycle plastic lids

New Lebanon County Recycling Station
Accepts bottles, cans, plastic, and paper (no cardboard)
Location: Off Route 20 behind the OTB building (enter from West Street or behind the New Lebanon Supermarket)
Hours/days: Wednesday and Saturday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Post Office

Canaan Post Office
Location: Route 295, Canaan , NY 12029
Contact: 781-4727

East Chatham Post Office
Location: Route 295, East Chatham, NY 12060
Contact: 392-5722

Senior Lunches – Wednesday 60 Plus Program

Location: Town Hall
Hours/days: Wednesday, 11:00 AM-2:00PM
Volunteer opportunities: If you are interested in volunteering, please contact

Meals on Wheels

Home delivered meals, Monday through Friday
Volunteer opportunities: Volunteers drivers needed.

Stoddard Field

Canaan’s town park, with tennis and basketball courts, a playground, and a pavilion. Can be used for private functions (apply via Town Clerk).
Location: On County Route 5 across from the Town Hall (just south of the blinking light).
Hours/days: Open sunrise to sunset every day.
Application to use the field for a private function

Queechy Lake

Public access to Queechy Lake is available through membership in the Adams Point Beach Association.
Location: Queechy Lake is located north of Route 295 and just west of Route 22.
Hours/days: Adams Point Beach is open June through Labor Day. In the summer the Canaan Recreation program includes free morning swimming lessons for Canaan children.
P.O. Box 154
Canaan, NY 12029