New Policy: Separate Number 1 and Number 2 Plastics.
Tire Dollar Days
What: Get rid of your unwanted tires for $1 per tire during this special event. (Normal everyday price is $3.00 per tire.)
Details: Passenger car and light truck tires only, 20 inches and under. Must be off rim. Loads larger than a standard pickup truck must go to the Bath Landfill. Tires must be relatively clean. Tires are subject to inspection by County staff. County staff may be available to help, but expect to unload yourself.
When: July 17 to 22 during normal business hours, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Where: Bath Landfill only.
Who: Anyone can participate, including residents and businesses.
Why: To encourage County residents and small businesses to properly dispose of unwanted tires.
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Solid Waste and Recycling Hours
- Landfill: Open Monday through Saturday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.
- Transfer stations: Erwin, Hornell and Wayland, are open Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Steuben County accepts many recyclable materials. Most are at no charge. The following materials are accepted at the Bath Landfill and the three Transfer Stations.
See more information on E-Waste Recycling.
Electronics such as PCs, televisions, printers, VCRs, and video game systems. All "Covered Electronic Equipment" per the NYSDEC guideline is accepted. Note: There is a $15 fee for Televisions and Monitors.
Mixed Paper includes: Newspaper, magazines, glossies, catalogues, telephone books, junk mail, white and colored paper and envelopes.
How to Prepare: For curbside pickup, contact your waste hauler for instructions. Keep Clean and Dry.
Not accepted: Plastic bags, waxy coated papers, brown paper bags (these can go into cardboard).
Plastics acceptable: Number 1 and Number 2 containers
How to prepare: Rinse well. Leave lids on. Labels do not need to be removed. Crush to save space.
Not accepted: Numbers 3 to 7 Plastics, Rigid Number 2 containers, Plastic Bags. The Number 1 and Number 2 plastics must be kept separate, beginning in 2021.
Colored & Clear Glass
Glass that is acceptable: Clear, green and amber glass only. Jars and bottles.
How to prepare: Clean. Remove and discard metal rings and lids. Labels do not need to be removed.
Not accepted: Pyrex, window glass, ceramics, light bulbs, auto glass, etc.
Cardboard that is acceptable: Corrugated Cardboard, cereal boxes, tissues boxes, clean pizza boxes, etc.
How to prepare: For curbside pickup - contact your waste hauler for instructions. Tying not necessary at Transfer Stations.
Not accepted: Cardboard with waxy surface, tissue paper, hardcover books.
Metal Food Cans
Metal Food Cans that are acceptable: All food cans, including pet food cans.
How to prepare: Clean off foodstuffs. Labels do not need to be removed.
Not accepted: Aerosol, paint or fuel cans.
As the metal can bin gets full, workers load them into a machine that compacts them into very dense bales, allowing us to store and ship the material more efficiently. The finished bales of metal cans weigh approximately 1,700 pounds each.
Major Appliances & Scrap Metal
Major appliances and scrap metal accepted are: Stoves, washers/dryers, hot water tanks, furnaces and miscellaneous scrap metal. Commercial Haulers and/or loads larger than a pickup truck must go directly to the Bath Landfill. Residents may use any solid waste facility.
Collection tanks are located at each facility. Residents are allowed to bring five gallons per day. Must be used motor oil, free from contamination. Cooking oils not accepted.
Used Oil Filters
Drums are located at each site for collection for use by residents only.
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Accepted at each site for recycling. Residents only. It is illegal to put fluorescent bulbs in with trash.
Up to 100 pounds. Should be empty.
- Passenger Vehicle Tires: $3.00 each
- Truck and Tractor Tires: $300 per ton
No rims. $15 minimum.