Solid Waste & Recycling
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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As of January 1, 2015 electronics will no longer be acceptable for disposal at landfills in NYS. This is part of a phased ban of electronics that began in 2011, per the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act.
The County has implemented no cost electronics recycling programs at all of our solid waste facilities over the last few years, so you will still be able to get rid of your unwanted electronics.
What is accepted?
Electronics such as PC's, televisions, printers, DVD players, cellphones, and video game systems. All "Covered Electronic Equipment" per the NYSDEC guideline is accepted. http://www.ewaste.com/partners.php Limit 5 pieces per vehicle. If you have more, please call the landfill to make special arrangements.
No exchange or removal of items is permitted. Items such as microwaves, typewriters, toasters, batteries, and large copiers are not accepted as part of this program.
When and where can you bring it?
At any of our solid waste facilities, during normal business hours. More info
Who can participate?
Steuben County residents only. We will usually accomodate businesses if possible, but request that you call ahead so we are prepared.
U.S. consumers throw away 400 million units of electronic equipment each year. Recycling electronic waste protects human health and the environment by:
-- Keeping toxins such as lead, mercury and cadmium from contaminating the air, water and soil.
-- Conserving natural resources by allowing valuable materials to be reclaimed and reused.
And now, it's the law.
Plastic Bag Alert
A message from the Steuben County Environmental Management Council and the Department of Public Works of Steuben County.
- Plastic bags litter our roadsides and waterways.
- The bags fly onto adjoining fields when garbage is dumped at our landfill.
- 12,000,000 barrels of oil are used to make the 100 billion plastic bags used each year in the United States. The bags take a thousand years to degrade.
- Plastic Bag Alert Video
Please use cloth bags when grocery shopping. You can buy them for less than one dollar. Some stores offer discounts for using cloth bags. Please call Amy at the Environmental Management Council, 664-2267, or Vince at the Department of Public Works, 664-2474, if you have questions or suggestions.