The Solid Waste facilities are operating on their normal schedule.
Click on each location for more information.

Transfer Station Hours:

For Madison County residents with household garbage and recycling.

6666 Buyea Road Residential Transfer Station:
Tuesday through Saturday (CLOSED MONDAYS)
7:10 AM to 3 PM

Cazenovia Transfer Station:
Friday and Saturday ONLY
7:10 AM to 3 PM

Hamilton Transfer Station:
Wednesday and Saturday ONLY
7:10 AM to 3 PM

Sullivan Transfer Station:
Friday and Saturday ONLY
7:10 AM to 3 PM

Landfill Facilities:

Monday through Friday, 7:10 AM to 3:15 PM
     -Day Use Permits issued from 7:10 AM to 2:45 PM. You must be on site by 2:45 PM to allow time for unloading
     -Punch Cards are only sold from 7:10 AM to 2:45 PM

Saturday, 7:10 AM to 2:30 PM
      -Day Use Permits issued from 7:10 AM to 2:15 PM
      -Punch cards are only sold from 7:10 AM to 2:45 PM

ARC Recycling Center - For Haulers
Monday through Friday, 7:10 AM to 3:15 PM 
       -Be on site by 2:55 PM and unloaded by 3:10 PM
       -Market pickups must be on site by 2 PM
Saturday, 7:10 AM to 11 AM  
      Be on site by 10:45 AM and unloaded by 10:50 AM

Solid Waste Administrative Office (NEW LOCATION!)
Punch Cards are no longer sold at the Main Office. However, the Main Office is open to the public for general recycling and garbage inquiries.
Address: 6802 Buyea Road, Canastota
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM

Where Can I Buy Punch Cards?
Residents can purchase punch cards from the Scale House (6641 Buyea Road, Canastota) or from designated local gas stations and businesses.
To see a list of all of our local vendors who sell punch cards, please click here. If possible, call ahead to the nearest punch card vendor for hours of operation.

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2023 Document Shredding Event

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Spring document shredding event in April. Our next shred event will be in the Fall: 

Saturday, September 30, 2023  
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM*
*Or until the truck is full, whichever comes first
Parry's Parking Lot
100 Utica St, Hamilton NY

Please review the following information before attending the shred event:

  • Bring Confidential Documents ONLY (medical documents, bank information, tax records, etc.)
  • There is a maximum of four filing boxes per vehicle. 
  • Madison County residents only; business waste will not be accepted. 
  • Material should be loose in boxes or paper bags and easily accessible in the back of the vehicle. Empty boxes will be returned to the vehicle; do NOT put items in plastic bags. 
  • Please DO NOT bring the following items:
    • Junk Mail
    • Magazines
    • Phone Books
    • Pictures
    • Batteries
    • Thick Metal
    • Non-paper materials

Questions? Call the Dept. of Solid Waste Main Office at 315-361-8408.

Some local Community Bank branches also host their own shred events. Please call your local branch to see if they are hosting one this year. The Oneida Community Bank location on Main Street is hosting a shred event on Saturday, June 17 from 9 AM to 11 AM. Click here for more information.

The UPS Store also has shredding services available, but may have a fee associated with it. Visit their website for more information: https://www.theupsstore.com/store-services/shredding

2023 Electronic Recycling Events for Madison County Residents

As a reminder, certain electronics such as TVs and computers cannot go in your household garbage and must be brought to an electronics recycler. 

Our department funds a FREE electronic recycling program for Madison County residents. The program is available year-round Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM (excludes holidays). Bring your accepted electronics to LOJO Technology (634 Birchwood Drive, Oneida) and drop off the materials in the designated bins located outside the building. Please note an attendant will not be available to help unload. Business waste will NOT be accepted.

In addition to the weekday hours, LOJO Technology will also offer quarterly Saturday collection dates for those who cannot make it during the week. 2023 Saturday dates from 9 AM to 1 PM: February 4April 22July 15, October 14

For information about our electronic recycling program and to see a list of accepted items, visit: www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/2389/Electronic-Waste

2023 Punch Card Costs: $20.00/5 Punches

Effective January 1st, 2022, the price of punch cards increased to $20 per card. The Madison County Board of Supervisors determined it was necessary to increase the 2022 punch card fee in order to more fully offset the costs of operating the transfer stations. Residents looking to dispose of household garbage and non-recyclable materials at our transfer stations can purchase punch cards at the Scale House or at local gas stations and businesses around the county. Recyclables including paper, cardboard, accepted plastic/metal/glass containers and scrap metal are free to drop off. 

Although punch cards have a 'Please Use By' date, all previous cards (2023 and older) do not expire and will still be honored at the transfer stations. Unused punches are non-refundable. To see a complete list of punch card vendors, please click here.

As of 2022, the number of punches required for freon-containing units (refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc.) increased to 5 punches per unit and the maximum number of passenger tires allowed per visit at a transfer station is 4.

Used Motor Oil Program Update

Effective February 1, 2021, used motor oil will no longer be accepted at our transfer stations. To see a list of locations near each transfer station, check out this flyer.

Per NYS law, most vehicle service and vehicle retail businesses must accept used motor oil for recycling at no charge to the public. Call your local retailers or service centers for take-back programs and restrictions. These places include: Walmart Auto Care Center, NAPA Auto Parts, Advanced Auto Parts, O'Reilly Auto Parts and several other locations located across the county. For more information, visit:Used Oil Recycling


Test Your Recycling Knowledge with our Waste Sorting Game

The ’RePlay Game’  is a waste sorting game that allows the player to drag items into the appropriate location for recycling or disposal.  There are a total of five different sorting locations: a paper recycling bin, a containers recycling bin, a trash can, a yard waste depot and a special programs building for the harder to recycle items such as batteries and clothes. 

Once you finish a level, choose a reward to create your own unique park. If you finish all five levels, print out a certificate or replay the game to learn about other materials! Test your knowledge.

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