Environmental Facilities & Services
Questions you may have in regard to the County Environmental Facilities & Services Division in relation to the Coronavirus as of March 17, 2020:
Q. Are the Transfer Stations open and following a regular schedule?
A. Yes, the Transfer Stations are open regular hours but keep checking our website for updated information. Please note, only the Citizen Drop Off Area remains open at Transfer Station #2, located in Newburgh, during site improvements at that facility. All other customers can utilize Transfer Station #1 located in New Hampton.
Q. Where can I find information regarding the hours of operation and locations for the Transfer Stations?
A. Click the Transfer Station link on the left for locations and hours of operation. Click the Solid Waste link on the left then 2020 Transfer Station Holiday Schedule (PDF) for the Transfer Station holiday schedule.
Q. What items are accepted at the Transfer Stations and is there a fee?
A. Click the Solid Waste link on the left then Tipping Rates 2020 (PDF) for a complete listing of accepted materials and tipping fees.
Q. When is the next Household Hazardous Waste Event for County residents?
A. The first scheduled Household Hazardous Waste Event for 2020 has been cancelled. The date and location of the next event is to be determined.
The Citizens Drop-Off Area at Orange County Transfer Station #2, located at 9 Orr Avenue in Newburgh, remains open for Orange County Residents to bring bagged garbage, single stream recycling, paper, white goods, tires, electronics, empty propane tanks, scrap metal, motor oil, car batteries and anti-freeze. The bulk and municipal/commercial waste receiving area of Transfer Station #2 is temporarily closed for site improvements and these customers should utilize Orange County Transfer Station #1 located at 21 Training Center Lane in New Hampton.
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.
Transfer Station Holiday Hours
All Orange County Transfer Stations are following a regular schedule.
For a list of pricing, click on Solid Waste then Tipping Rates.
Effective January 1, 2020, all Orange County Transfer Stations will increase the following tipping rates:
- Solid Waste to $106.00 per ton (Accepted at Transfer Stations #1 and #3 ONLY)
- Commercial/Municipal Single Stream Recycling to $106.00 per ton (Accepted at Transfer Stations #1 and #3 ONLY)
- Commercial Cardboard to $40 per ton (Accepted at Transfer Stations #1 and #3 ONLY)
- Construction & Demolition Debris to $106.00 per ton (Accepted at Transfer Station #1 and #3 ONLY)
- Televisions to $20.00 per unit
Effective April 1, 2020, all Orange County Transfer Stations will increase the following tipping rates:
- Municipal Cardboard to $15 per ton (Accepted at Transfer Stations #1 and #3 ONLY)
Transfer Stations: #1 located in New Hampton, #2 located in Newburgh, #3 located in Port Jervis
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. Other accepted electronic items will be free for Orange County Residents.
Items NOT accepted are: alkaline batteries, small appliances, vacuum cleaners, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, broken CRT glass, and light bulbs.