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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's small library is a member of the Mid Hudson Library System and can request books and other materials for you from other libraries via inter-library loan.
Location: County Route 5 South, immediately adjacent to the Town Hall
Hours/days: Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Contact: Joanne Hanson, 781-3392

Chatham Public Library
Location: 11 Woodbridge Avenue, Chatham, NY 12037
Hours/days: Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, and Friday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Thursday: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM,
Closed Sunday and legal holidays
Contact: 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: Town Clerk, 781-3144
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.

Information regarding acceptable municipal solid waste (MSW) can be obtained from the Town Clerk.

Construction and demolition (C&D) disposal for residents is also available at no charge with a permit for that use from the Town Clerk.
Links to download related forms: Maintenance permit for construction debris, etc.

Recycling--Chatham Transfer Station
Accepts type 1 and 2 plastic, paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans.
Location: 425 Route 295 between Chathan 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

Canaan Post Office
Location: Route 295, Canaan , NY 12029
Hours/days: Lobby Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:15 AM-12:15pm/ 1:15-3:15pm, Saturday 9:30 AM-11:30 PM

Monday-Friday 8:15 AM-12:15 PM, 1:15 PM-3:15 PM, Saturday 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Saturday 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Contact: 781-4727

East Chatham Post Office
Location: Route 295, East Chatham, NY 12037
Hours/days: Window service hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, 1:15 PM-5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Lobby hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Contact: 392-5722

Senior Lunches - Wednesday 60 Plus Program
Location: Town Hall
Hours/days: Wednesday, 11:00 AM-2:00PM
Contact: Judy Stelling, 392-9053
Volunteer opportunities: If you are interested in helping at these weekly lunches, please contact Judy Stelling at 392-9053.

Meals on Wheels
Home delivered meals, Monday through Friday
Contact: Clayton Lavalle, 781-4458
Volunteer opportunities: Volunteers drivers needed; contact Clayton Lavalle.

Stoddard Field
Canaan's town park, with tennis and basketball courts, a playground, and a pavillion. 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.
In the summer the Canaan Recreation program includes afternoon "camp" sessions at the park for Canaan children.
Links to download related forms: Application to use the field for a private function

DEC Boat Launch on Queechy Lake
Location: East end of Queechy Lake. Access road from County Route 30 (Queechy Lake Drive).
Hours/days: Sunrise to sunset
Requirements: For car-top boats only, swimming prohibited.

Queechy Lake
Public access to Queechy Lake is available through membership in the Adams Point Beach Association (see Local Organizations).
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.
Contact: Leulla Sowalski 781-3102

Recycling--New Lebanon County Highway 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

Columbia Memorial Hospital
A local hospital with an emergency room, cancer center, birth center, and community outreach programs.
Location: 71 Prospect Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534
Contact: 828-7601

Berkshire Medical Center
A large regional medical center with a full range of medical specialities; trauma center for the region.
Location: 725 North Street, Pittsfield,  MA  01201
Contact: 413-447-2000