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Transfer Stations

What is a Transfer Station?

A transfer station is a solid waste management facility where solid waste is received for the purpose of subsequent transfer to another solid waste management facility for further processing, treatment, transfer or disposal.

Transfer Stations in New York State

As of July 2016, there were 174 permitted transfer stations and 394 registered transfer stations operating in New York State. To locate a transfer station in your area, refer to the listings of permitted and registered transfer stations or the Interactive Map of Transfer Stations (leaving DEC's website).

Permit

Permitted transfer stations are required to submit annual operating reports.

Registration

The registered transfer stations are owned or operated by, or contracted by or on behalf of a municipality and each receive less than 12,500 tons (50,000 cubic yards) of household waste per year. Registered transfer stations are required to submit annual operating reports.

Registration application

A transfer station that is owned or operated by a municipality (or contracted by on on behalf of a municipality) requires
a Part 360 registration rather than a permit if it receives less than 50,000 cubic yards or 12,500 tons of solid waste annually, stores no more than 1,000 cubic yards or 250 tons of solid waste at any given time, and meets the other requirements of 360-11.1(b)(1).

A transfer station that is owned or operated by a municipality (or contracted by on on behalf of a municipality) requires a Part 360 registration rather than a permit if it receives less than 50,000 cubic yards or 12,500 tons of containerized solid waste annually, does not opened the containers for any reason, and meets the other requirements of 360-11.1(b)(2)

Contact your DEC regional materials management staff for more information on obtaining a permit or registration.