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Posted on: May 21, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Neuhaus extends and expands waiving of tipping fees to aid in storm recovery efforts

Orange County Seal

Goshen, N.Y. – In response to the ongoing cleanup efforts from last week’s devastating storms, Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has directed the Orange County Department of Public Works to continue to waive tipping fees associated with the collection of wood disaster debris until June 2nd, 2018.

In addition to the New Hampton Transfer Station, the Town of Newburgh Highway Department, located at 90 Gardnertown Road, will also accept wood disaster debris until June 2nd.

“As we recover from last week’s storm, I want to assure residents that we are making every effort to assist our municipalities as they work to clean up our communities,” Neuhaus said. “I am grateful that the Town of Newburgh has joined this initiative. Newburgh’s assistance will provide residents with another drop-off site and help to speed collection of debris.”

As previously announced last week, this initiative, which is part of the County’s Disaster Debris Management program, is offered to assist municipalities and residents recovering from severe weather incidents. Orange County’s Division of Environmental Facilities and Services is requiring that all wood-based disaster debris be delivered to the New Hampton Transfer Station separated from all other types of waste. The disaster debris may be brought to the Transfer Stations by municipal vehicles, contracted vendors of municipalities, contracted tree removal services with supporting documentation and private vehicles.

The transfer station is located on 21 Training Center Lane in New Hampton. It is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. until noon on Saturdays.

Residents using the Town of Newburgh site for disposal wood-based disaster Debris are required to separate it from all other types of waste and trees, and branches must be under 12 inches in length. Leaves are acceptable, but no tree trunks will be accepted at this site. Hours of operation for the Town of Newburgh site are:

  • Monday through Thursday 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday 7 a.m.-11a.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information, contact Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Facilities and Services Pete Hammond at 291-2640.

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