Recycling at the Steuben County Landfill and Transfer Stations

New Policy: Separate #1 and #2 Plastics.

Tire Dollar Days

Get rid of your unwanted tires for $1/tire during this special event. (normal everyday price is $2.50/tire)

Details: Passenger car and light truck tires only, 20" and under Must be off rim Loads larger than a standard pickup truck must go to the Bath Landfill Tires must be relatively clean. Tires are subject to inspection by County staff County staff may be available to help, but expect to unload yourself.

When: June 7 - 12 during normal business hrs, 7:30am - 3:30pm

Where: Bath Landfill and Wayland Transfer Station only.

Who: Anyone can participate, including residents and businesses.

Why: To encourage County residents and small businesses to properly dispose of unwanted tires.

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.

Earth Day Upcoming Programs

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.


For more information, click here E-Waste Recycling
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 $15 fee for Televisions and Monitors.

Mixed Paper

Mixed Paper Mixed Paper includes: Newspaper, magazines, glossies, catalogues, telephone books, junk mail, white and colored paper and envelopes.
How to Prepare: For curbside pickup, contact your waste hauler for instructions. Keep Clean & Dry
Not accepted: Plastic bags, waxy coated papers, brown paper bags (these can go into cardboard)


Plastic Plastic acceptables: #1 and #2 containers
How to prepare: Rinse well. Leave lids on. Labels do not need to be removed. Crush to save space.
Not accepted: #3-#7 Plastics, Rigid #2 containers, Plastic Bags
The #1 and #2 plastics must be kept separate, beginning in 2021.

Colored and Clear Glass

Clear Glass Glass acceptables: Clear,green and amber glass only. 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.


Cardboard Cardboard acceptables: Corrugated Cardboard, cereal boxes, tissues boxes, clean pizza boxes, etc...
How to prepare: For curbside pickup:Contact your waste hauler for instructions. Tying not necessary at Transfer Stations.
Not accepted: Cardboard with waxy surface, tissue paper, hardcover books

Metal Food Cans

Baled Metal 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: 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

Major Appliances & 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.

Waste Oil

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

Flurescent Light Bulbs NO CHARGE. Accepted at each site for recycling. Residents ONLY. It is illegal to put fluorescent bulbs in with trash.

Propane Tanks

Propane Tanks NO CHARGE. Up to 100 pounds. Should be empty.


Tires Passenger Vehicle Tires - $2.50 each
Truck and Tractor Tires - $300.00/ton
No rims. $15 minimum.

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