Additional Recyclables

The Recycling and Solid Waste Center (RSWC) is located at 160 Commercial Avenue, and is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. The RSWC has drop-off areas for trash, single stream recyclables, food scraps, and more. Click here for a map of the facility and the RSWC guidelines.

Additional recyclables that are not accepted in curbside recycling bins can be brought to the RSWC. These additional materials are listed below.

The RSWC also hosts household hazardous waste drop off events six times a year.

Drop-off Categories:

Batteries

What’s AcceptedHow to Prepare MaterialLimitations
• Car Batteries (Lead acid)
• Power tool batteries (Ni-cad)
• Phone and laptop batteries (Lithium)
• Rechargeable AA and AAA batteries (NiMH)
• Rechargeable button batteries (common in watches and hearing aids)
If leaking, place in plastic bag with absorbent material.10 Lead acid batteries per load.

Single use Alkaline batteries can be disposed of as trash.

Electronics

What’s AcceptedHow to Prepare MaterialLimitations
• Blenders
• Cables from electronic equipment
• Cameras
• CD and cassette players
• Coffee machines
• Communication equipment
• Computers and computer equipment
• Electric heaters
• Fire extinguishers
• Monitors
• Phones and phone systems
• Printers, scanners, copiers, and fax machines
• Stereos and radios
• Test/medical equipment (no medical waste)
• TV’s
• Vacuums (please empty the dust bag/bin)
• VCR’s and DVD players
Remove:  
Glass blender pitchers
Glass coffee pots

Businesses or other Non-Residential Sources:
Call 273-6632
Televisions and monitors have associated fees.

Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG)

What’s AcceptedHow to Prepare MaterialLimitations
• Liquid animal fats
• Vegetable oils
• Cooking grease
Bring FOG in a reusable container for pouring into the FOG collector. Cooled FOG can be easily collected at home using a funnel and an empty milk jug.No motor oils or solids.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Tubes

What’s AcceptedHow to Prepare MaterialLimitations
• Straight fluorescent tubes
• Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL)
• U tubes
• HID mercury
Place broken bulbs in plastic bag.

Businesses or other Non-Residential Sources must schedule an appointment. Call 273-6632.
Residents:  
Up to nine 6′ and 8′ tubes accepted at one time. If 10 or more, call 273-6632
Non-Residential sources:
Quantity limitations & fees apply.
Call if you have tubes longer than 4ft.

Food Scraps

What’s AcceptedHow to Prepare MaterialLimitations
• All food scraps including fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, bones, and dairy
• Paper napkins
• Paper towels
• Biocompostable liners
• Tell the attendant that you are using the Food Scraps Recycling Dropspot
• Empty food scraps into the compost totes at the Food Scraps station
• Food scraps may come in biocompostable liners
Users can bring up to 10 gallons per day, per person.

Freon Units

What’s AcceptedHow to Prepare MaterialLimitations
• Refrigerators
• Freezers
• Air conditioners
• Dehumidifiers
• Tell the attendant that you are using the Food Scraps Recycling Dropspot
• Empty food scraps into the compost totes at the Food Scraps station
• Food scraps may come in biocompostable liners
There is a Freon® removal fee per unit, unless proof of removal by a licensed technician is provided.

Plastic Bags and Film

What’s AcceptedHow to Prepare MaterialLimitations
• 6-pack rings
• Plastic grocery bags (clean and dry)
• Plastic retail bags (clean, dry, and string ties removed)
• Plastic newspaper bags
• Plastic dry-cleaning bags
• Plastic wrap from paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, etc)
• Plastic wrap from beverage products (water bottles, sports drinks, etc)
• Plastic pallet wrap
• Plastic air pillows found inside shipping packages (air removed)
Plastic bags and films are also accepted at grocery and retail store locations in New York State. Some items which are not accepted at the RSWC may be accepted at these locations. Visit the NYS DEC website for the list of what is accepted at stores: https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/50042.html

Propane Tanks

What’s AcceptedHow to Prepare MaterialLimitations
• Propane TanksTanks do not have to be empty.

Rigid Plastics

What’s AcceptedHow to Prepare MaterialLimitations
• Plastic baskets
• Plastic buckets (clean)
• Plastic garbage cans or recycling carts (wheels and axles removed)
• Corroplast campaign signs (metal removed)
• Plastic drums & totes (cut in half)
• Plastic lawn furniture
• Plastic pet carriers (metal removed)
• Plastic shelving
• Plastic bottles from water coolers
Items must be no larger than a 55 gallon drum.

Scrap Metal

What’s AcceptedHow to Prepare MaterialLimitations
• Fence wire
• Hub caps & wheel rims, fixtures
• Metal appliances – stove, oven, toaster, water heater, dishwasher, washer, dryer
• Metal furniture
• Metal pots & pans
• Microwaves
• Paint cans
• Pipes
• Small engines
• Tools
• Window and door frames
Dry and Empty:  
Paint cans
Small engine fuel tanks
If possible, remove:
• Non-metal handles from pots and pans
• All upholstery from metal furniture
• Small engine fuel tank caps
• Unhinge and remove glass doors
No:  
• Window screens
• Containers from hazardous materials

Textiles

What’s AcceptedHow to Prepare MaterialLimitations
• Clothing
• Coats
• Shoes, boots & sneakers
• Belts
• Purses & bags
• Hats
• Towels
• Linens & pillowcases
• Curtains & drapes
• Stuffed animals
• Blankets and comforters
Items must be clean, dry, and odorless and placed in clear plastic bags. (Clothing with small holes or stains that can be repaired ARE acceptable)No:  
• Rags
• Fabric scraps
• Pillows
• Rugs
• Household goods

Tires

What’s AcceptedHow to Prepare MaterialLimitations
• Passenger car/truck tiresRims can be left on tires.There are quantity limits and fees for this material.  

No:
Off-road type tires, such as tractor or heavy equipment tires

Yard Waste

What’s AcceptedHow to Prepare MaterialLimitations
• Leaves
• Grass clippings
• Branches
• Brush
 Check with your local municipality about yard waste management options.There are fees for this material.  
No:
• Treated or painted lumber
• Glass
• Metal
• Plastic
• Railroad ties
• Styrofoam®
• Tires