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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

Registered transfer stations are owned or operated by, or contracted by or on behalf of a municipality and that receive less than 12,500 tons (50,000 cubic yards) of household waste per year.

As of December 2017, there were 167 permitted transfer stations and 399 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). All transfer stations are required to submit an annual report to the Department. These annual reports include the amount of waste received and the service area and destination of the waste. These annual reports are available on the Department's ftp site.