Recycling at the Steuben County Landfill and Transfer Stations

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 2018 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




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 combined plastics are baled and shipped to a mill for recycling.

Colored and Clear Glass

Clear GlassGlass 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.


CardboardCardboard 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

The cardboard is baled and ready to be shipped out.


Metal Food Cans

Baled Metal CansMetal 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

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.





TiresPassenger vehicle tires - $2.50 each; Truck and tractor tires - $300.00/ton. No rims. $15 minimum.

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