1. Rethink Waste in Madison County


30 Years of Recycling & the Rethink Waste Challenge

2020 marks the 30th year of recycling in Madison County. To celebrate, the Dept. of Solid Waste is hosting a ’Rethink Waste Challenge’ for K-12 students. Students are asked to submit one of two projects: a video related to rethinking waste at home/school or a piece of artwork using mostly recyclable items. Students can enter as an individual or as part of a group. The competition runs through April 3rd, 2020. Winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22nd. For more details and how to enter, click here.

Program Changes as of April 2019

The Madison County Department of Solid Waste launched a new recycling campaign, 'Rethink Waste in Madison County.' The campaign includes new user friendly materials such as guides, magnets and a new search tool to highlight the current recycling program. To download the new resources, click here.

2019 Punch Card Costs: $15.00/5 Punches

As of October 9 2018, punch cards will no longer have an expiration date. Instead, a "Please Use By" date will be printed on the card. We encourage you to use the cards ASAP. All previous cards with an expiration date will be honored at the Transfer Stations. However, we do NOT give out refunds for unused punches.


Locations and Hours 

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Main Office
Monday through Friday
8 AM to 4 PM

Buyea Road Residential Station:
Tuesday through Saturday
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

Scalehouse   (Day Use Permit Holders should allow time for unloading. Be on site by 2:15 PM)
Monday through Friday
7:10 AM to 3:15 PM
Saturday
7:10 AM to 2:30 PM

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