Recycling at the Steuben County Landfill
Steuben County accepts many recyclable materials. Most are at no charge. These are accepted at the Bath Landfill and the three Transfer Stations. Click on each topic below for more information.
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Solid Waste and Recycling Hours:
Landfill: Open Monday - Saturday, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Transfer stations: Erwin, Hornell and Wayland, are open Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
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Electronics such as PC's, televisions, printers, VCR's, and video game systems. All "Covered Electronic Equipment" per the NYSDEC guideline is accepted. Note- there is a $20 fee for Televisions and Monitors.
Mixed Paper includes: Newspaper, magazines, glossies, catalogues, telephone books, junk mail, white and colored paper and envelopes.
How to Prepare: Stack no more than 12" high or put in paper bags. Keep Dry
Not accepted: Plastic bags
Plastic acceptables: #1 and #2 containers
How to prepare: Rinse well. Leave lids on. Labels do not need to be removed. Crush if you want to save space.
Not accepted: Wide mouth plastic food containers (ex. cottage cheese, yogurt, dip, medicine bottles.)
The combined plastics are baled and shipped to a mill for recycling.
Colored and Clear Glass
Glass acceptables: Clear,green and amber glass only.(Colors must be separated from clear.) Jars and bottles.
How to prepare: Clean. Remove and discard metal rings and lids. Labels do not need to be removed.
Not accepted: Pyrex, window glass, ceramics, light bulbs, auto glass, etc.
The glass is sent to a mill loose, but since the clear and colored are sent to different mills, they cannot be mixed.
Cardboard acceptables: Clean, corrugated only.
How to prepare: For curbside pickup:Contact your waste hauler for instructions. Tying not necessary at Transfer Stations.
Not accepted: Cardboard with waxy surface
The cardboard is baled and ready to be shipped out.
Metal Food Cans
Metal Food Can acceptables: All food cans, including Pet food cans.
How to prepare: Clean off food stuffs. Labels do not need to be removed.
Not accepted: Aluminum beverage cans, aerosol, paint or fuel cans.
As the metal can bin gets full, workers load them into a machine that compacts them into very dense bales allowing us to store and ship the material more efficiently. The finished bales of metal cans weighs approx. 1700 pounds.
Major Appliances and Scrap Metal
NO CHARGE.Major appliances and scrap metal accepted are: Stoves, washer/dryers, hot water tanks, furnaces and miscellaneous scrap metal. Commercial Haulers and/or loads larger than a pickup truck must go directly to the Bath Landfill. Residents may use any solid waste facility.
NO CHARGE. Collection tanks are located at each facility. Residents are allowed to bring five (5) gallons per day. Must be used motor oil, free from contamination. Cooking oils not accepted.
Used Oil Filters
NO CHARGE. Drums are located at each site for collection for use by residents only.
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
NO CHARGE. Accepted at each site for recycling. Residents ONLY. It is illegal to put fluorescent bulbs in with trash.
NO CHARGE. up to 100 pounds.
Passenger vehicle tires - $2.50 each; Truck and tractor tires - $300.00/ton. No rims. $15 minimum.