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A landfill is a large outdoor site specifically designed for the disposal of waste. Not all landfills are the same. Different kinds of landfills accept different kinds of waste including:

  • Industrial waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), commonly defined as household trash or garbage.

When you think of a landfill, you probably are thinking of the landfill that accepts your household trash or garbage. In New York, that’s known as a Class 3 landfill. New Yorkers generate about 4.2 million tons of this type of trash/garbage in a typical year. Of that amount, 70.5 percent (about 3 million tons) was disposed of in the state’s Class 3 landfills. The remainder – 29.5 percent (1,229,100 tons) – of the state’s MSW was recycled.

Why do we need any landfills?

Waste reduction, reuse, and recycling divert large parts of our waste from landfills, but not all of it. That waste must be managed safely to protect human health and the environment.

Facility NameCountyAddressFacility Type
City of Albany, NY LandfillAlbany525 Rapp Rd, Albany, NY 12205MSW
Town of Colonie, NY LandfillAlbany1319 New Loudon Rd, Cohoes, NY 12047MSW
Delaware County, NY Solid Waste Management CenterDelaware32230 NY-10, Walton, NY 13856MSW
Clinton County, NY LandfillClinton286 Sand Rd, Morrisonville, NY 12962MSW
Franklin County, NY Regional LandfillFranklin828 County Route 20, Constable, NY 12926MSW
Fulton County, NY LandfillFulton847 Mud Rd, Johnstown, NY 12095MSW
Finch Waste Co., LLC Consolidated Landfill / Waste Management, Inc. / Green Ridge RDFSaratoga424 Peters Rd, Gansevoort, NY 12831MSW
Development Authority of the North Country / North Country RecyclesJefferson23400 NY-177, Rodman, NY 13682MSW
Ava Landfill / Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste AuthorityOneida7044 NY-294, Boonville, NY 13309MSW
Broome County, NY LandfillBroome286 Knapp Rd, Binghamton, NY 13905MSW
City of Auburn, NY Municipal LandfillCayuga311 N Division St, Auburn, NY 13021MSW
Chenango County, NY LandfillChenango439 County Rd 47, Norwich, NY 13815MSW
Cortland County, NY Landfill - Westside ExtensionCortland4708 Town Line Rd, McGraw, NY 13101MSW
Madison County, NY Landfill - West Side Extension LFMadison6663 Buyea Rd, Canastota, NY 13032MSW
Bristol Hill Landfill & Transfer StationOswego3125 NY-3, Fulton, NY 13069MSW
Chemung County, NY Sanitary LandfillChemung1488 County Rd 60, Elmira, NY 14901MSW
High Acres Landfill & Recycling CenterMonroe425 Perinton Pkwy, Fairport, NY 14450MSW
Mill Seat LandfillGenesee303 Brew Rd, Bergen, NY 14416MSW
Ontario County, NY LandfillOntario1879 NY-5, Stanley, NY 14561MSW
Seneca Meadows, Inc. LandfillSeneca1786 Salcman Rd, Waterloo, NY 13165MSW
Bath Landfill / Steuben County, NY LandfillSteuben5632 Turnpike Rd, Bath, NY 14810MSW
Allegany County, NY LandfillAllegany5973 Co Rd 48, Belmont, NY 14813MSW
Hyland LandfillAllegany6653 Herdman Rd, Belmont, NY 14813MSW
Chautauqua County, NY LandfillChautauqua3889 Towerville Rd, Jamestown, NY 14701MSW
Chaffee Landfill / CID Landfill, Inc.Erie10860 Olean Rd, Chaffee, NY 14030MSW
Allied/BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc.Niagara5600 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304MSW
Modern Landfill, Inc.Niagara1445 Pletcher Rd, Youngstown, NY 14174MSW
Burton F Clark, Inc. LandfillDelaware41155 NY-10, Delhi, NY 13753C&D
Delaware County, NY Solid Waste Management Center & Compost FacilityDelaware32230 NY-10, Walton, NY 13856C&D
Rensselaer Region Landfills, Inc. / SA Dunn & Company, LLCRensselaer209 Partition St Ext, Rensselaer, NY 12144C&D
Frank Santoro & Sons, Inc. C&D ProcessingSchenectady1287 Pangburn Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306C&D
North Elba C&D LandfillEssex74 Recycle Cir Ln, Lake Placid, NY 12946C&D
Lake George C&D Debris LandfillWarren56 Transfer Rd, Lake George, NY 12845C&D
Thurman C&D Debris LandfillWarrenErving Baker Rd, Athol, NY 12810C&D
Honeywell International, Inc. / Camillus LandfillOnondaga6051 Belle Isle Rd, Syracuse, NY 13209C&D
Chemung County, NY LandfillChemung1488 County Rd 60, Lowman, NY 14861C&D
Hakes C&D Disposal, Inc.Steuben4376 Manning Ridge Rd, Painted Post, NY 14870C&D
LC Whitford Co., Inc. LandfillAlleganyPhillips Rd, Scio, NY 14880C&D
Voorhees Hill Rd C&D LandfillAlleganyVoorhees Hill Rd & Lewis Rd, Wellsville, NY 14895C&D
Helios Power Capital, LLC / Danskammer LandfillOrange994 River Rd, Newburgh, NY 12550Commercial/Industrial
Lafarge North America, Inc. LandfillAlbany1916 US-9W, Selkirk, NY 12158Commercial/Industrial
Holcim US, Inc. LandfillGreene6446 Rte 9W, Catskill, NY 12414Commercial/Industrial
Rensselaer County, NY SD#1 Sludge MonofillRensselaer1600 7th Ave, Troy, NY 12180Commercial/Industrial
International Paper Ticonderoga Mill LandfillEssex568 Shore-Airport Rd, Ticonderoga, NY 12883Commercial/Industrial
Finch Waste Co., LLC Consolidated LandfillSaratoga424 Peters Rd, Gansevoort, NY 12831Commercial/Industrial
Cayuga Operating Co., LLC / Cayuga Ash Disposal FacilityTompkins228 Cayuga Dr, Lansing, NY 14882Commercial/Industrial
United States Gypsum Co., Inc.Genesee2844 Judge Rd, Oakfield, NY 14125Commercial/Industrial
Victor Insulators, Inc.Ontario280 Maple Ave, Victor, NY 14564Commercial/Industrial
NRG Dunkirk Ash Landfill / Dunkirk Power, LLCChautauquaVan Buren Rd, Pomfret, NY 14063Commercial/Industrial
NRG Huntley Operations, Inc.Erie3500 River Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14150Commercial/Industrial
AES Somerset, LLC Operating StationNiagara7725 Lake Rd, Barker, NY 14012Commercial/Industrial
Action Trucking Co., Inc.Nassau3010 Burns Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793Transfer Station - Permit
Town of Hempstead Transfer StationNassau1600 Merrick Rd, Merrick, NY 11566Transfer Station - Permit
Town of North Hempstead Transfer StationNassau999 W Shore Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050Transfer Station - Permit
Town of Hempstead (Oceanside) Transfer StationNassau3737 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside, NY 11572Transfer Station - Permit
Old Bethpage Solid Waste Disposal ComplexNassau101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd, Old Bethpage, NY 11804Transfer Station - Permit
Omni Recycling of Westbury, Inc.Nassau7 Portland Ave, Westbury, NY 11590Transfer Station - Permit
Rockville Center DPW Transfer StationNassau10 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570Transfer Station - Permit
S&M Prompt Rubbish Removal Service, Inc.Nassau7 Linden Pl, Oceanside, NY 11572Transfer Station - Permit
Sanitary District #1Nassau2 Bay Blvd, Lawrence, NY 11559Transfer Station - Permit
Valley Stream Transfer Station & Recycling CenterNassau175 Arlington Ave, Valley Stream, NY 11580Transfer Station - Permit
Vigliotti Recycling Corp. Yard Waste FacilityNassau100 Urban Ave, Westbury, NY 11590Transfer Station - Permit
Winters Bros Waste Systems of LI, LLC Glen Cove FacilityNassau100 Morris Ave, Glen Cove, NY 11542Transfer Station - Permit
Al Aparo Crane & Cesspool Service, Inc.Suffolk15 Greene St, Bay Shore, NY 11706Transfer Station - Permit
Covanta Brookhaven Transfer StationSuffolk350 Horseblock Rd, Yaphank, NY 11980Transfer Station - Permit
Clear-Flo Technologies, Inc.Suffolk1110A NY-109, Lindenhurst, NY 11757Transfer Station - Permit
Crown Recycling FacilitySuffolk865 Youngs Ave, Calverton, NY 11933Transfer Station - Permit
Dale Transfer StationSuffolk129 Dale St, West Babylon, NY 11704Transfer Station - Permit
East Hampton Recycling & Disposal CenterSuffolk260 Springs Fireplace Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937Transfer Station - Permit
Great Gardens, LLCSuffolk445 Horseblock Rd, Yaphank, NY 11980Transfer Station - Permit
Town of Islip Multi-Purpose Recycling FacilitySuffolk1155 Lincoln Ave, Holbrook, NY 11741Transfer Station - Permit
Jet Paper Stock / Jet Sanitation Services Corp.Suffolk228 Blydenburgh Rd, Islandia, NY 11749Transfer Station - Permit
National Waste Disposal Corp.Suffolk11 Lincoln Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706Transfer Station - Permit
North Fork Sanitation, Inc.Suffolk8475 Cox Ln, Cutchogue, NY 11935Transfer Station - Permit
Coastal Distribution, LLC Rail TransferNassau1633 New Hwy, Farmingdale, NY 11735Transfer Station - Permit
Omni Recycling of Babylon, Inc.Suffolk114 Alder St, West Babylon, NY 11704Transfer Station - Permit
One World Recycling, LLCSuffolk685 N Queens Ave, Lindenhurst, NY 11757Transfer Station - Permit
Paragon Recycling & Transfer Corp.Suffolk35 Dale St, West Babylon, NY 11704Transfer Station - Permit
Park Line Asphalt Maintenance, Inc.Suffolk1877 Montauk Hwy, Bellport, NY 11713Transfer Station - Permit
Paumanok Recycling / Maggio Environmental Service, LLCSuffolk88 Old Dock Rd, Yaphank, NY 11980Transfer Station - Permit
Peconic Recycling & Transfer Corp. / Southold Recycling, LLC / Mattituck Environmental ServicesSuffolk560 Commerce Dr, Cutchogue NY 11935Transfer Station - Permit
Russell Reid Lindenhurst Waste Transfer StationSuffolk660 Muncy Ave, Lindenhurst, NY 11757Transfer Station - Permit
Smithtown Transfer Station & Materials Recovery FacilitySuffolk85 Old Northport Rd, Kings Park, NY 11754Transfer Station - Permit
Southhold Landfill & Solid Waste Transfer StationSuffolk6155 Cox Ln, Cutchogue, NY 11935Transfer Station - Permit
Try Recycling Services, LLC Transfer StationSuffolk135 S 2nd St, Bay Shore, NY 11706Transfer Station - Permit
Tully Environmental / ClearBrook EnvironmentalSuffolk972 Nicolls Rd, Deer Park, NY 11729Transfer Station - Permit
Waste Sorting Corp.Suffolk2065 Pond Rd, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779Transfer Station - Permit
Winter Bros Recycling of LI, LLC (formerly D&T Paper Co.)Suffolk1590 Lakeland Ave, Bohemia, NY 11716Transfer Station - Permit
Winter Bros Recycling of LI, LLC - West Babylon Transfer StationSuffolk19 Nancy St, West Babylon, NY 11704Transfer Station - Permit
Winter Bros Recycling of LI, LLC - Holtsville Transfer StationSuffolk971 Waverly Ave, Holtsville, NY 11742Transfer Station - Permit
Winter Bros Recycling of LI, LLC - Yaphank Transfer StationSuffolk82 Old Dock Rd A, Bellport, NY 11713Transfer Station - Permit
Winter Bros Recycling of LI, LLC - Kings Park Transfer StationSuffolk499 Lawrence Rd, Kings Park, NY 11754Transfer Station - Permit
Action Environmental Systems, Inc. - Bronx Transfer StationBronx920 E 132nd St, Bronx, NY 10454Transfer Station - Permit
Consolidated Edison Co. of NY, Inc. - Flush Truck FacilityBronxLocust Ave & E 132nd St, Bronx, NY 10454Transfer Station - Permit
Environmental Transload Service, LLCBronx100 Oak Point Ave, Bronx, NY 10474Transfer Station - Permit
IESI NY Corp. / Waste Connections, Inc.Bronx325-327 Casanova St, Bronx, NY 10474Transfer Station - Permit
Metropolitan Transfer Station, Inc.Bronx287 Halleck St, Bronx, NY 10474Transfer Station - Permit
Tri-State Transfer Associates, Inc. (asbestos)Bronx1199 Randall Ave, Bronx, NY 10474Transfer Station - Permit
Waste Management of NY, Inc. - Harlem River Yard Transfer StationBronx98 Lincoln Ave, Bronx, NY 10454Transfer Station - Permit
Consolidated Edison Co. of NY, Inc. - 3rd Ave Flush Truck FacilityKings222 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11215Transfer Station - Permit
The Action Environmental Group, Inc. - Stanley Ave Transfer StationKings941 Stanley Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11208Transfer Station - Permit
Brooklyn Transfer, LLCKings105-115 Thames St, Brooklyn, NY 11237Transfer Station - Permit
Hi-Tech Resource Recovery, Inc.Kings130 Varick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237Transfer Station - Permit
IESI NY Corp. / Waste Connections, Inc. - 110-120 50th StKings110-120 50th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232Transfer Station - Permit
IESI NY Corp. / Waste Connections, Inc. - Court StKings563 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231Transfer Station - Permit
Waste Management of NY, Inc. - BQE Transfer StationKings475 Scott Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222Transfer Station - Permit
Waste Management of NY, Inc. - Varick I Transfer StationKings215 Varick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237Transfer Station - Permit
NYCDOS West 59th Street Marine Transfer StationNew YorkW 59th St, New York, NY 10019Transfer Station - Permit
American Recycling Management, LLCQueens172-33 Douglas Ave, Jamaica, NY 11433Transfer Station - Permit
Consolidated Edison Co. of NY, Inc. - Flush Truck FacilityQueens31-24 Farrington St, Flushing, NY 11354Transfer Station - Permit
Jamaica Recycle Corp.Queens9429 165th St, Jamaica, NY 11433Transfer Station - Permit
Regal Recycling Co., Inc.Queens172-06 Douglas Ave, Jamaica, NY 11433Transfer Station - Permit
Tully Environmental, Inc. - FlushingQueens127-50 Northern Blvd, Corona, NY 11368Transfer Station - Permit
Waste Management of NY, LLC - ReviewQueens38-22 Review Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101Transfer Station - Permit
NYCDOS / Republic Services Staten Island Transfer StationRichmond600 West Service Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314Transfer Station - Permit
Kejem Properties, LLC - Harlem Valley Transfer StationDutchess1933 NY-22, Wingdale, NY 12594Transfer Station - Permit
Residuals Management Services, LLC (EarthCare)Dutchess78 Dennings Ave, Beacon, NY 12508Transfer Station - Permit
Watch Hill Holding Corp. / Royal Carting Service Co.Dutchess409 NY-82, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533Transfer Station - Permit
Interstate Waste Services, Inc. - Goshen Transfer StationOrange95 Hartley Rd, Goshen, NY 10924Transfer Station - Permit
Orange County Transfer Station #1Orange21 Training Center Ln, New Hampton, NY 10958Transfer Station - Permit
Orange County Transfer Station #2Orange9 Orr Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550Transfer Station - Permit
West Point Transfer StationOrange667-A Ruger Rd, West Point, NY 10996Transfer Station - Permit
J Mantovi Excavating, Inc. (Mahopac Septic)Putnam485 Kennicut Hill Rd, Mahopac, NY 10541Transfer Station - Permit
Stuart W Bates, Inc.Putnam36 Starr Ridge Rd, Brewster, NY 10509Transfer Station - Permit
Tyndall Septic Systems, Inc.Putnam15 Independent Way, Brewster, NY 10509Transfer Station - Permit
Interstate Waste Services, Inc. - Chestnut RidgeRockland560 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Spring Valley, NY 10977Transfer Station - Permit
Interstate Waste Services, Inc. - Crossroads TransferRockland331 Route 17, Hillburn, NY 10931Transfer Station - Permit
Rockland County SWMA Clarkstown Transfer StationRockland166 NY-303, West Nyack, NY 10994Transfer Station - Permit
Rockland County SWMA Haverstraw (Bowline)Rockland200 Beach Rd, West Haverstraw, NY 10993Transfer Station - Permit
Rockland County SWMA Ramapo (Hillburn)Rockland50 Baler Blvd, Hillburn, NY 10931Transfer Station - Permit
Seneca Meadows, Inc. - West Nyack Transfer StationRockland183 Western Hwy N, West Nyack, NY 10994Transfer Station - Permit
Lang Industries, Inc.Sullivan67 Arena Ct, Narrowsburg, NY 12764Transfer Station - Permit
Sullivan County TS/MRF - MonticelloSullivan132 Landfill Dr, Monticello, NY 12701Transfer Station - Permit
Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency - New PaltzUlster1 Clearwater Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561Transfer Station - Permit
Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency - KingstonUlster999 Flatbush Rd, Kingston, NY 12401Transfer Station - Permit
Waste Management of NY, LLC - UlsterUlster264 Old Flatbush Rd, Kingston, NY 12401Transfer Station - Permit
Waste Management of NY, LLC / A1 Compaction, Inc.Westchester325 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701Transfer Station - Permit
Mount Kisco Transfer StationWestchester10 Lincoln Pl, Mt Kisco, NY 10549Transfer Station - Permit
Recycling Industries Corp. Transfer StationWestchester306 Fayette Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543Transfer Station - Permit
Somers Sanitation, LLCWestchester241 NY-100, Somers, NY 10589Transfer Station - Permit
Westchester County - Brockway PlaceWestchester41 Brockway Pl, White Plains, NY 10601Transfer Station - Permit
Westchester County - South Columbus AveWestchesterS Columbus Ave, Mt Vernon, NY 10550Transfer Station - Permit
Westchester County - ThruwayWestchester1 Stew Leonard Dr A, Yonkers, NY 10710Transfer Station - Permit
BFI - Runway Ave Waste Transfer StationAlbanyRunway Ave, Latham, NY 12110Transfer Station - Permit
Colonie LandfillAlbany1319 New Loudon Rd, Cohoes, NY 12047Transfer Station - Permit
Menands Enviromental Solutions, LLCAlbany22 Simmons Ln, Menands, NY 12204Transfer Station - Permit
Murphy Rolloff, Inc. / Murphy Transfer StationAlbany119 Wade Rd, Latham, NY 12110Transfer Station - Permit
Waste Management NY, LLC - Port of AlbanyAlbany100 Boat St, Albany, NY 12202Transfer Station - Permit
Waste Management of NY, LLCAlbany21 Gansevoort St, Albany, NY 12202Transfer Station - Permit
Carmen Barbato, Inc.Columbia2778 NY-23, Hillsdale, NY 12529Transfer Station - Permit
Covanta B3, LLCColumbia25 Flints Crossing Rd, Canaan, NY 12029Transfer Station - Permit
Columbia County Solid Waste - GreenportColumbia51 Newman Rd, Hudson, NY 12534Transfer Station - Permit
Catskill Transfer Station / Greene CountyGreene183 NY-385, Catskill, NY 12414Transfer Station - Permit
MOSA Amsterdam Transfer StationMontgomery1247 NY-5S, Amsterdam, NY 12010Transfer Station - Permit
Western Transfer StationMontgomery4583 NY-5S, Sprakers, NY 12166Transfer Station - Permit
Northern Transfer StationOtsego5802 NY-28, Cooperstown, NY 13326Transfer Station - Permit
Oneonta Transfer StationOtsego75 Silas Ln, Oneonta, NY 13820Transfer Station - Permit
Waste Recovery Enterprises, Inc.Chenango122 Valley View Rd, Bainbridge, NY 13733Transfer Station - Permit
County Waste Transfer Corp. - Troy Transfer StationRensselaer799 Burden Ave, Troy, NY 12180Transfer Station - Permit
Waste Management of NY, LLC - PoestenkillRensselaerNY-66 & NY-351, Poestenkill, NY 12018Transfer Station - Permit
Rotterdam YW Drop Off FacilitySchenectadyPrincetown Rd, Rotterdam, NY 12306Transfer Station - Permit
City of Schenectady Transfer StationSchenectady2 Weaver St, Schenectady, NY 12305Transfer Station - Permit
Casella Waste Management of NY, Inc. - SchoharieSchoharie2805 NY-7, Howes Cave, NY 12092Transfer Station - Permit
Waste Stream ManagementFranklin51 Junction Rd, Malone, NY 12953Transfer Station - Permit
County Waste & Recycling Service, Inc. - HalfmoonSaratoga1927 U.S. 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065Transfer Station - Permit
Casella Waste Management, Inc. / Hiram Hollow Regeneration Corp.Saratoga100 Washburn Rd, Gansevoort, NY 12831Transfer Station - Permit
Fort Ann Transfer Station, LLCWashington10913 NY-149, Fort Ann, NY 12827Transfer Station - Permit
Jefferson County Transfer StationJefferson27138 NY-12, Watertown, NY 13601Transfer Station - Permit
Royce Newberry Construction, LLCJeffersonSwan Hollow Rd, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607Transfer Station - Permit
Thousand Island Park Transfer StationJeffersonSunrise Ave, Thousand Island Park, NY 13692Transfer Station - Permit
Waste Management of NY, LLC - Card RoadJefferson22360 Card Rd, Black River, NY 13612Transfer Station - Permit
Lewis County (Lowville) Transfer StationLewis7952 NY-26, Lowville, NY 13367Transfer Station - Permit
Williamson Services, LLCJefferson12988 N Croghan Rd, Natural Bridge, NY 13665Transfer Station - Permit
Oneida-Herkimer Eastern Transfer StationOneida80 Leland Ave, Utica, NY 13502Transfer Station - Permit
Oneida-Herkimer Western Transfer StationOneida575 Perimeter Rd, Rome, NY 13441Transfer Station - Permit
Ron Bush Trash RemovalSt. Lawrence247 Moran Rd, Lisbon, NY 13658Transfer Station - Permit
St Lawrence County Massena Transfer StationSt. Lawrence49 Dump Rd, Massena, NY 13662Transfer Station - Permit
St Lawrence County Ogdensburg Transfer StationSt. Lawrence522 County Route 28a, Ogdensburg, NY 13669Transfer Station - Permit
Waste Stream, Inc. / Parishville Transfer StationSt. Lawrence472 W Parishville Rd, Potsdam, NY 13676Transfer Station - Permit
Broome Recycling Co., Inc. / A&T ConsultantsBroome29 Broad St, Binghamton, NY 13904Transfer Station - Permit
Bert Adams Disposal, Inc. Transfer StationBroome521 Main St, Johnson City, NY 13790Transfer Station - Permit
City of Binghamton Transfer StationBroome13 Broad St, Binghamton, NY 13904Transfer Station - Permit
Sunstream Corp.Broome6 Spring Forest Ave, Binghamton, NY 13905Transfer Station - Permit
Adams Wells Transfer StationChenangoNY-12, Norwich, NY 13814Transfer Station - Permit
Custom Services of Cortland, Inc. / Leach's Custom Trash ServiceCortland1834 NY-13, Cortland, NY 13045Transfer Station - Permit
Environmental Products & Services of VT, Inc.Onondaga532 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13204Transfer Station - Permit
Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency - Ley CreekOnondaga5158 Ley Creek Dr, Liverpool, NY 13088Transfer Station - Permit
Onondaga County RRA - Rock Cut RoadOnondaga5808 Rock Cut Rd, Jamesville, NY 13078Transfer Station - Permit
Syracuse Haulers Waste Removal, Inc.Onondaga6223 Thompson Rd, Syracuse, NY 13206Transfer Station - Permit
JWJ Industries, Inc. Transfer StationOswego436 County Rte 51, Mexico, NY 13114Transfer Station - Permit
Tioga Management Waste Facility - BartonTioga1216 NY-17C, Barton, NY 13734Transfer Station - Permit
Southern Tier Recyclers, Inc. / Taylor Garbage Service, Inc.Tioga352 Glen Mary Dr, Owego, NY 13827Transfer Station - Permit
Southern Tier Recyclers, Inc. / Taylor Garbage Service, Inc.Tioga5730 NY-434, Apalachin, NY 13732Transfer Station - Permit
Superior Disposal Service / Casella Waste Management of NY, Inc.Tompkins1180 Elmira Rd, Newfield, NY 14867Transfer Station - Permit
Tompkins County Recycling & SW CenterTompkins160 Commercial Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850Transfer Station - Permit
Chemung County Landfill & Transfer StationChemung1690 Lake St, Elmira, NY 14901Transfer Station - Permit
Scofield Transfer & Recycling, Inc.Genesee8620 Sanders Rd, Stafford, NY 14143Transfer Station - Permit
Center Point Transfer Station, Inc.Monroe119 W River Rd, Scottsville, NY 14546Transfer Station - Permit
Shanks Enterprises, Inc.Livingston7639 Evergreen St, Lima, NY 14485Transfer Station - Permit
EcoPark & Rochester Transfer StationMonroe10-14 Avion Dr, Rochester, NY 14624Transfer Station - Permit
Greece (T) Transfer StationMonroe635 Flynn Rd, Rochester, NY 14612Transfer Station - Permit
JC Fibers Rochester, Inc.Monroe1779 Mt Read Blvd, Rochester, NY 14615Transfer Station - Permit
Monroe County RRF Transfer StationMonroe1845 Emerson St, Rochester, NY 14606Transfer Station - Permit
Silvarole Transfer, LLCMonroe160 Silvarole Dr, Rochester, NY 14623Transfer Station - Permit
BH Rail Corp.Steuben417 Victory Hwy, Painted Post, NY 14870Transfer Station - Permit
Casella Waste Management of NY, Inc. - Selleck RoadSteuben7531 Selleck Rd, Savona, NY 14879Transfer Station - Permit
ALPCO Recycling, Inc.Wayne846 Macedon Center Rd, Macedon, NY 14502Transfer Station - Permit
Allegany County LandfillAllegany5973 Co Rd 48, Belmont, NY 14813Transfer Station - Permit
LaForge Disposal Service, Inc.Allegany3090 County Rd 30, Wellsville, NY 14895Transfer Station - Permit
L&R Roll-Off, Inc. Transfer StationCattaraugus11075 Galen Hill Rd, Freedom, NY 14065Transfer Station - Permit
Salamanca Transfer StationCattaraugus289 Center St, Salamanca, NY 14779Transfer Station - Permit
Casella Waste Management of NY, Inc. - Olean TransferCattaraugus225 Homer St, Olean, NY 14760Transfer Station - Permit
Chautauqua LandfillChautauqua3889 Towerville Rd, Jamestown, NY 14701Transfer Station - Permit
Frewsburg Transfer StationChautauqua29 Railroad Ave, Frewsburg, NY 14738Transfer Station - Permit
North County Transfer StationChautauqua3688 Webster Rd, Fredonia, NY 14063Transfer Station - Permit
South County Transfer StationChautauqua2570 S Work St, Falconer, NY 14733Transfer Station - Permit
West County Transfer StationChautauqua121 Osborne St, Sherman, NY 14781Transfer Station - Permit
American Recyclers Co., Inc. Transfer StationErie177 Wales Ave, Tonawanda, NY 14150Transfer Station - Permit
Jeffrey Blasdell Transfer StationErie3675 Jeffrey Blvd, Hamburg, NY 14075Transfer Station - Permit
East Side Transfer StationErie793 S Ogden St, Buffalo, NY 14206Transfer Station - Permit
Environmental Products & Services of VT, Inc.Erie4429 Walden Ave, Lancaster, NY 14086Transfer Station - Permit
Depew Transfer Station & MRFErie3327 Walden Ave, Depew, NY 14043Transfer Station - Permit
Covanta Environmental Solutions, LLCNiagara8335 Quarry Rd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304Transfer Station - Permit

What is MSW?

Different states have different definitions, but MSW is commonly defined as household trash or garbage. This includes paper, cans, bottles, and food scraps. Class 3 landfills are designed to accept these types of waste – much of which should be recycled – along with other specific kinds of waste. In New York, Class 3 landfills cannot accept hazardous waste, lead-acid (car and truck) batteries, yard trimmings, tires (whole), used motor oil, and large appliances.

How is MSW managed in New York?

Waste is properly managed in two ways. We recycle it or dispose of it in a Class 3 landfill.

How much garbage is disposed of in Class 3 landfills?

Americans generated about 250 million tons of MSW in 2010 (the latest numbers available) according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Of that amount, 54 percent–or 136 million tons–was disposed of in landfills. The rest was recycled or composted (34 percent or 85 million tons) or incinerated (12 percent or about 29 million tons).

How much does it cost to dispose of waste at a Class 3 landfill?

Landfill operators charge a fee on a per ton basis. The fee is called a tipping fee and is charged to the waste hauler who empties or “tips” garbage out of the truck. The average tipping fee in New York was $38 per ton according to the “N.Y. Solid Waste Management Annual Report for FY12.”

How do we pay for waste management?

It depends. Many people pay for waste management – including recycling services – through their property taxes. Other residents pay their fees through monthly or annual fees billed by their local government. Some have to pay waste haulers directly. Still, others take their garbage and recyclables to drop-off centers that are, of course, funded by local governments through taxes or fees.

How many Class 3 landfills are there?

Nationwide, the number of active landfills has shrunk from nearly 8,000 in 1988 to 1,908 in 2010 according to the EPA. In New York, there were 23 permitted Class 3 landfills operating in FY12.

Who owns Class 3 landfills?

Nationally, about two-thirds are owned by local governments while about one-third are privately owned. In New York, local governments own 9 while another 14 are privately owned.

What laws or regulations must be followed at Class 3 landfills?

Class 3 landfills are well-engineered facilities that must meet strict EPA and New York’s Center for Environmental Health (CEH) regulations on their location, design, operation, and closing. In New York, all Class 3 landfills must be approved (receive a permit) by CEH. In addition, local zoning and land-use ordinances may limit Class 3 landfill site selection.

Why do Class 3 landfills have liners?

Liners in Class 3 landfills are designed and placed to stop the potential pollution of groundwater. Hazardous household materials such as cleaners and pesticides and other waste could contaminate groundwater if the liners were not in place.

Do Class 3 landfills smell?

Federal and state regulations require MSW to be covered daily with soil or another type of cover to control or reduce odor. Landfill operators also can control or reduce odors by only disposing of waste in a small working face (area).

Who picks landfill locations?

If it is a public landfill, a local government will select a potential site. If it is a private company, it will select a potential site and approach the local government. In both cases, residents will have a chance to comment at public meetings. Once a potential site is selected, the local government or private company will apply to CEH for a permit. There are numerous local, state, and federal requirements that must be met to be given a permit including meeting all local zoning requirements, being consistent with the county solid waste management plan, and meeting a demonstration of need criteria. Local zoning and land-use ordinances may limit Class 3 landfill site selection. Any landfill, including Class 3 landfills, are difficult to locate simply because the public frequently opposes new construction. People remember the poor practices of the past and are concerned about their health and environment as well as property values, noise, odor, and traffic if a landfill is being considered in their community.

What happens when Class 3 landfills close?

First, before a Class 3 landfill is approved (given a permit from CEH), a landfill owner is required to have funding to not only properly close but also to monitor and fix any environmental problems that could occur. When a Class 3 landfill is closed, it is capped with a layer of clay, a plastic liner, and a layer of soil (bottom to top of the cap). The cap is seeded to grow grass. The Class 3 landfill will be monitored for 30 years.

3 comments

  1. What are the tclp limits for industrial waste in ny state

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    1. Hi Lu,

      It’s best to check the source on this one. We found the following: https://www.ehso.com/cssepa/TCLP%20fact%20sheet%20from%20EHSO.pdf [Environment, Health and Safety Online]

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    2. Additionally Lu, you may want to review the following PDF file too: https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/engineering/environmental-analysis/manuals-and-guidance/epm/repository/hazepm.pdf [ New York Dept. of Transportation ]

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