Environmental Facilities & Services
Environmental Facilities and Services (EF&S) is a division under the Department of Public Works responsible for:
- Three solid waste collection facilities located in New Hampton, Newburgh and Port Jervis
- Orange County Sewer District Number 1 (OCSD Number 1) including the operation of the Sewer Plant in Harriman and Kiryas Joel
Orange County is pleased to announce a new web and mobile app to help County residents answer questions on recycling and items that are difficult to dispose of.
Orange County Sewer District Number 1
*** NEW*** For all sewer billing questions, email: OCSDBills@OrangeCountyGov.com
For emergency sewer backups in Orange County Sewer District Number 1, call 845-421-5906 or 845-551-4610.
Credit and Debit card payments for January 2023 sewer invoices will ONLY be accepted online via Allpaid at www.GovPayNow.com using the Pay Location Code (PLC): a004cg. There is a 2.5% service fee per transaction. Please enter your account number exactly as it appears on your invoice making sure to include all dots and dashes.
Walk-In payment hours are Monday thru Friday 8:15 AM to 12 noon at 72 River Road, Harriman, NY 10926.
Credit and Debit card payments for 2023 will be accepted starting January 3, 2023.
Click Here to pay your sewer invoice online.
Check or money order payments should be mailed to OCSD #1, PO Box 956, Harriman NY 10926. Please write your account number on your form of payment exactly as it appears on your invoice making sure to include all dots and dashes.
If you are closing on your property in the next 30 days, the fastest way to pay your invoice and have proof of payment is with the credit card option.
Click Here for more information regarding Orange County Sewer District Number 1.
Transfer Station Announcements
Transfer Station #2, located at 9 Orr Avenue in Newburgh, is not accepting construction and demolition debris, yard waste or bulk waste such as a mattress, furniture, dishwasher, waste not in a garbage bag, etc. at this time. Only the Citizens Drop-Off Area remains open for Orange County Residents to bring household bagged garbage, commingled recyclables (bottles, cans, tin foil, etc.), mixed paper, tires, electronics, empty propane tanks, scrap metal, air conditioners, refrigerators/freezers, motor oil, anti-freeze and car batteries. Tipping rates apply. The bulk and municipal/commercial waste receiving area of Transfer Station #2 is closed for site improvements. If you have construction and demolition debris, yard waste or bulk waste such as a mattress, furniture, dishwasher, etc. you can utilize Orange County Transfer Station #1 located at 21 Training Center Lane, New Hampton 10958.
Please note: Fees for Electronics Waste will be charged at Orange County Transfer Station #1 in New Hampton, Orange County Transfer Station #2 in Newburgh, and Orange County Transfer Station #3 in Port Jervis. For free and convenient Electronics Waste recycling options, please visit the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s website at https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/66872.html.
For a list of these fees, please visit the link for Orange County Transfer Station Tipping Rates below under Transfer Station Pricing.
Also, note that Orange County Transfer Station #1 in New Hampton and Orange County Transfer Station #2 in Newburgh will accept real, natural Christmas trees for recycling. All tinsel, ornaments, lights, and any other non-tree item(s) must be removed prior to disposal. The cost per tree is $1 and the program will continue until January 31st, 2023.
Transfer Station Pricing
Effective April 1, 2023 all three Orange County Transfer Stations will increase the following tipping rates:
* Solid Waste, Construction & Demolition Debris - $128.25 per ton
* Single Stream Recycling - $120.00 per ton
Additionally, effective May 1, 2023, please note that for Commercial/Municipal Single Stream Recycling, “Loads containing 10% or more unacceptable material are subject to a $100 Load Fee.”
Click Here for a complete listing of Orange County Transfer Station Tipping Rates effective April 1, 2023.
The County is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its third of four sets of hazardous waste collection events for 2023 at Delano Hitch Recreation Center on 401 Washington Street in Newburgh on Friday, September 29, for school districts, farms, municipalities and businesses who have PRE-REGISTERED; and on Saturday, September 30, from 9 AM until , for residents with a valid ID showing County residency. No registration is required for the Saturday event for residents; however, ONLY HOUSEHOLD QUANTITIES will be accepted. .
Please click on the Hazardous Waste link for more information.
Electronic Waste Recycling Accepted at All Orange County Transfer Stations as of January 24, 2020:
All Orange County Transfer Stations will be accepting electronic recycling.
Accepted items include: Televisions (both flat screens and CRTs), computers, monitors and other computer peripherals, small scale servers, printers, scanners, fax machines, stereos and stereo equipment, cables and power adapters, video game consoles, cable boxes, VCRs, DVRs, DVD players, digital media players, digital storage devices, laptops, tablets, e-readers, and smart phones & cell phones.
There is a charge of $20 per television, regardless of size or type. Computer monitors up to 14” will be accepted at a rate of $10 per unit. Computer monitors larger than 14” will be accepted at a rate of $15 per unit. All other accepted electronics will be received free of charge. Small appliances, microwaves and vacuum cleaners are not included in this program.
Items NOT accepted are: alkaline batteries, small appliances, vacuum cleaners, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, broken CRT glass, and light bulbs.
NYS Bag Waste Reduction Law
Beginning March 1, 2020, retail stores will no longer supply single use plastic bags. Please bring your own bag when shopping. Orange County does not have a law requiring a five cent charge for paper bags but certain stores and box store chains have elected to charge customers the fee. For more details on the Bag Waste Reduction Law please see https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/50034.html. Also, please be reminded that return-to-retail film plastic recycling bins will be maintained after the bag ban. Retailers and other businesses are still providing products packaged with film plastic or offering exempt bags that can be recycled in these bins. For more info on where to drop off plastic film see https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org.