Town of Gardiner NY


Transfer Station ... 845-255-9775
including all Town waste management, general recycling, and electronic recycling

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Note: Effective May 1, 2014 ... New Transfer Station Hours
Closed: Sunday, Monday, Thursday
Last entry 15 minutes prior to closing time.


Coupons are sold by the Transfer Station Attendant during hours of operation only by check. Coupons are available from the Town Clerk during Town Office hours by check or cash. Cash will no longer be accepted at the transfer
NO EXCEPTIONS. Transfer Station Permits are sold only by the Town Clerk during Town Office hours by check or cash.

No Construction and Demolition Debris will be accepted at the Gardiner Transfer Station Beginning June 1
The Town Board has determined that it is impossible to accurately calculate the weight, volume and subsequent price of construction and demolition debris brought to the Gardiner Transfer Station. Therefore, the Gardiner Transfer Station will no longer accept Construction & Demolition material beginning June 1. Homeowners will be permitted one large contractor bag or one garbage can with debris per trip for $6.00 per bag or can. No loose debris will be accepted. Following the trend of other towns in similar positions, residents will be encouraged to bring construction material to UCRRA's New Paltz depot where they are better equipped to receive this material and where better prices are offered. Commercial C&D should be brought to UCRRA on Clearwater Road in New Paltz located near the ball field, BMX track, and the New Paltz Transfer Station

New Pricing and Guidelines for Transfer Station
Click here to view the new pricing and guidelines for the Transfer and Recycling Station

Click here to view the new permit application and permit pricing

Gardiner's Clothing Drop & Recycling Station
Gardiner’s Transfer and Recycling Station now offers a clothing drop & recycling shed where your old clothing is sorted for reuse and textile recycling. We accept shoes, sneakers belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys. Please, no rags, fabric scraps or remnants, pillows, toys, or household goods. This is only for intact textile/fabric items. Keep your donation clean and dry in a tied or closed bag.

Did you know?

  • 1 pound of clothing averages about 3 pieces: 3 shirts, 9 pieces of kid’s clothing, or 1 pair of shoes
  • 2,500,000,000 pounds of used clothing ended up in land fills last year alone
  • The average American throws away about 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per year, 99% of which can be recycled.
  • The textile recycling industry, with some 2,000 companies and places like Gardiner help remove 2.5 billion pounds of post consumer textile product waste from the solid waste stream annually. Taxpayers pay by weight  for all waste in the solid waste containers. The more that is recycled, the more we save.
  • Textile Recycling employs approximately 10,000 semi-skilled workers at the primary processing level.
  • Few communities have textile recycling programs, and as a result, about 85% of this goes to landfills.

Your donations are tax deductible too. Receipts can be found at the shed.


What is UCRRA?
In 1986, the County Legislature obtained authorization from the State for the creation of the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency for the purpose of developing, financing, and implementing a comprehensive Countywide solid waste management program. New initiatives to close existing landfills like Gardiner’s dump were undertaken by the NYS DEC and strict requirements for the siting, construction, and operation of new facilities were enacted. UCRRA emphasizes reuse of material, reduction of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).

Currently, we’re in contract with UCRRA to manage the removal of our transfer station’s waste and recycling.   Solid Waste removal is charged by the ton plus the cost of pick up, while recycled material – paper, cardboard, compostables, bottles, cans, reusable items, etc -- is removed at NO cost to the Town.  The result is obvious: by keeping recyclables out of the solid waste stream, the Town saves the thousands of dollars.

Please recycle because Gardiner Recycles.

Town Saves Money plus over 30 trees and 6 cubic yards of landfill and container space
The report from yesterday's free shredding event at Town Hall estimates that the paper collected yesterday -- which did not get into the waste the Town pays to remove -- helped save the Town over 30 trees and 6 cubic yards of landfill and container space. All while protecting identity and preserving confidentiality! The Town of Gardiner is poised to save its taxpayers thousands of dollars this year by initiating a program to remove and recycle 50% of the weight associated with household trash. If you care about the planet, here are numbers the shredding industry has locked in:
One Ton Of Recycled Paper Saves:

  • 7,000 Gallons of Water
  • 4,100 Kilowatts of Electricity
  • 60 Pounds of Air Pollutants
  • 17 Trees
  • 3 Cubic Yards of Landfill
  • 7,712 Gallons of Oil

Be part of it because Gardiner Recycles.

What many people don’t realize is that there are recycling numbers at the bottom of the plastic bottles and packaging, including feed bags, etc. These numbers represent what kind of plastic that bottle falls under.  It also helps people determine whether that plastic is considered safe or not.  Numbers 3, 6, and 7 are not accepted. It is absolutely vital to find out whether or not the plastic you get your foods out of or store things in is safe.  Each recycling number has a particular classification to it to determine whether, relatively, it is safe or extremely dangerous and attention should be paid to that fact. Gardiner Recycling is very vigilant about what is acceptable and what is not. Recycling Centers, including Gardiner's, will not accept items with numbers 3, 6, and 7. No exceptions. Here's why.


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