Unacceptable Items


Items & Materials Not Accepted

the following items are not allowed to be disposed of at transfer stations:

Motor Oil

NYSDEC Part 360 states: "Service establishments shall accept, at no additional charge, used engine lubricating oil in quantities not exceeding five gallons per day from any individual, provided that the service establishment's used engine lubricating oil retention facility is not temporarily filled to capacity". Check with your local service station for disposal information.

Vehicle & Power-Tool Batteries

Vehicle, tractor, boat, cycle, and lawn mower batteries are not accepted for recycling at any transfer station. Please recycle motor batteries at retail store where such batteries are sold.

Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) and power tool batteries are accepted for recycling at WalMart's electronics department and area Radio Shack stores. Or Call 800-8BATTERY for a drop off location near you.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) & Mercury

Many retailers, lime Home Depot, that sell CFLs will provide drop-off recycling services. Alternatively, bring them to Household Hazardous Waste collection events hosted by the County. For more information, please look through fun fact sheet (PDF).

Mercury and mercury ampoules are not accepted for disposal or recycling at transfer stations, but are accepted at Household Hazardous Waste collection events. For more information read the following link and look for collection events hosted by the County.

Plastic Bags

Plastic grocery bags are not accepted at transfer stations for recycling. Please check with your local grocery store for a plastic bag recycling bin.

Liquid Paint

Water-based (Latex) paint should be dried with sand or kitty-litter. When completely dry, you can then include it with rest of your household waste (garbage).

Oil-based paint, can be accepted only during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection events

Single use Batteries

Single-use, normal Alkaline batteries, are not recyclable and non-hazardous and therefor can be disposed with the residential waste.

Rechargeable Batteries - hazardous and can ignite - do not dispose with residential waste.

Used and new rechargeable household appliance, tool, computer/laptop, etc.batteries, like, NiCd (Nickel-Cadmium), NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hydride), Li-ion (Lithium Ion)

are Hazardous and Dangerous. They should be returned to their place of purchase, as with automobile batteries


AUTOMOBILE LEAD ACID BATTERIES: Retailers and Distributors shall accept your used car batteries.