Recycling

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 18 to 23 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.

General Information

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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.

Recyclable Materials

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. 

E-Waste

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

Mixed PaperMixed 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).


Plastic

PlasticPlastics 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

Colored and Clear GlassGlass 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

CardboardCardboard 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 CansMetal 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

Freon Appliances SignNo charge.

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.

Waste Oil

No charge. 

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

No charge. 

Drums are located at each site for collection for use by residents only.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Fluorescent Light BulbsNo charge.

Accepted at each site for recycling. Residents only. It is illegal to put fluorescent bulbs in with trash.




Propane Tanks

Propane TanksNo charge.

Up to 100 pounds. Should be empty.




Tires

  • TiresPassenger Vehicle Tires: $3.00 each
  • Truck and Tractor Tires: $300 per ton

No rims. $15 minimum.