Environmental Facilities & Services

Orange County household hazardous waste and pharmaceutical collection events will resume

Events for residents will occur in New Hampton on 10/24 and Newburgh on 11/7

Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus, Sheriff Carl E. DuBois and Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Facilities and Services Robert J. Gray, P.E. have announced that the County will resume Household Hazardous Waste and Operation Safe Scripts Pharmaceutical Collection events at Orange County Transfer Station #1 in New Hampton and Delano Hitch Recreation Center in Newburgh.

“Due to safety pre-cautions taken because of the COVID-19 pandemic, these events will be organized to ensure the safety and well-being of County residents and employees,” Neuhaus said.  The steps taken to ensure safety for all involved are as follows:

  • All workers will wear a mask and proper PPE.

  • Attendees are encouraged to come one person per vehicle and show their proof of residency through a closed window.

  • Attendees are not to leave their vehicles unless in the case of an emergency. 

  • Residents shall pack their materials in the rear of their vehicles for workers to handle. 

  • Containers will not be returned to prevent potential for transmission.

 The Friday, October 23rd and November 6th events are for businesses, schools, farms and municipalities only and registration is required. Residents are not allowed to attend Friday’s event.  The October 23rd event will take place at Orange County Transfer Station #1 (OCTS #1) Maintenance Garage whose address is 21 Training Center Lane in New Hampton.  The Friday, November 6th will take place at Delano Hitch Recreation Center whose address is 401 Washington Street in Newburgh. Cost will be determined by the vendor based on the type and amount of waste to be disposed of (up to 220 lbs.). Drop off times will be scheduled by the vendor.  Registration forms for each event can be found on our website by clicking on the “Household Hazardous Waste” tab at http://www.orangecountygov.com/efs. Registrations for the OCTS #1 event will be accepted until Friday, October 16th and registrations for the event at Delano Hitch will be accepted until Friday, October 23rd. 

The Saturday, October 24th event taking place at OCTS #1 in New Hampton and the November 7th taking place at Delano Hitch Recreation Center in Newburgh are free for Orange County Residents with proof of residency (driver’s license or utility bill with Orange County address).  The Orange County Sheriff’s office will be at both Saturday events collecting unwanted over the counter and prescription medication. These events will take place between 9 AM and 3 PM and are strictly for Orange County residents only.  Businesses, schools, farms and municipalities cannot bring materials to the Saturday events for residents. 

Latex paint is not accepted at this event.  Latex paint can be dried out with cat litter and placed in a double-bagged trash liner and placed in a trash receptacle at home.  For a full list of the acceptable and unacceptable items, go to www.orangecountygov.com/efs and click on the household hazardous waste tab or contact Ermin Siljkovic at 291-3246. 

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Transfer Station #2, located at 9 Orr Avenue in Newburgh, is not accepting bulk waste at this time.  Only the Citizens Drop-Off Area remains open for Orange County Residents to bring household bagged garbage, single stream recycling, paper, white goods, tires, electronics, empty propane tanks, scrap metal, air conditioners, refrigerators, 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 can utilize Orange County Transfer Station #1 located at 21 Training Center Lane in New Hampton.

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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?

A.  Yes, the Transfer Stations are open but keep checking our website for updated information.  

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.


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 will follow a regular schedule on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Pricing

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.

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