Bottle / Can Recycling Program

You can help the animals at the Animal Protective Foundation by recycling your refundable bottles and cans through us. The APF offers three convenient drop-off locations:


53 Maple Avenue
Scotia, NY  12302

24-hour drop-off, leave bottles and cans in the white shed outside of the Spay/Neuter Clinic.

Creating Change Redemption Center

(Please specify the APF as your designated charity)

Route 50 (across from Price Chopper)
Glenville, NY  12302

Tuesday – Friday 9 am-6 pm
Saturday 9 am-5 pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

Pine Ridge Industries ARC

(Please specify the APF as your designated charity)

52 Market Street
Scotia, NY 12302

Directions to Pine Ridge Industries:

From Dutch Meadows Lane, cross Route 50 onto Bancker Avenue.  Turn left onto Uncas Drive. Take 1st left onto Parkland Avenue. Turn left onto Market Street.

Use Front Entrance

Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Donate Your Old Jewelry

The Animal Protective Foundation accepts donations of old jewelry – whether it’s a diamond ring or costume jewelry, your donations help save lives! You can bring or mail jewelry donations to the APF at 53 Maple Avenue in Scotia, NY.

Host an Event

APF Third Party Event Proposal Form


Eclectic Jewelry on

Eclectic Cat is a locally based online marketplace that allows anyone and everyone to sell their wares, antiques, and other items. The APF receives 50% of all proceeds from Eclectic Jewelry sales. From costume jewelry to one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, Eclectic Jewelry has it all! Click here to shop our jewelry selection now.

Shop and Help the Animals

Linking Template 3-2This site offers an amazing array of all things pet lovers will love – from pet supplies to gift items to products that raise awareness about animals. All you have to do is shop and designate the Animal Protective Foundation as your organization of choice and we will receive 15% of all net sales. Start shopping at Shop for Shelters.

Lazy Dog Cookies

lazydogThe Lazy Dog Cookie Co. of Ballston Spa gives back to help shelter pets. Order your favorite Lazy Dog Cookies online and use the code adoptAPF. You’ll save 15% and Lazy Dog will match the 15% with a donation to help our shelter pets. Shop now!


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Dog House Merchant Program


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It costs you nothing to place a cute little dog house collection box in your business, yet spare change donated by your customers really adds up for the animals. Call (518) 374-3944, ext. 114 to learn more.


Workplace Campaigns

If your employer participates in one of the campaigns below, you can direct your contribution to the APF.

  • United Way: Designate to “Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady”
  • SEFA: Agency number 50-00036
  • CFC: Agency number 99622

    Donor Advised Funds

    If you have a donor-advised fund that participates in DAF Direct, you can donate directly to the APF here.