Town of Gardiner NY


Transfer Station
including all Town waste management, general recycling, and electronic recycling

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

  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday Closed
  • Tues. 8am–4pm
  • Wed. (April–Oct.), 12pm–6pm
  • Thursday Closed
  • Fri. 8am–4pm
  • Sat. 8am–4pm
  • 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.

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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