COVID-19 IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the Madison County State of Emergency, the Department of Solid Waste is operating under reduced staff.

The Landfill, Transfer Stations and Scale House will continue to operate on their normal schedule. See below for hours.

Please note that our Main Office will be CLOSED to the public until further notice. 

Residents can still buy punch cards from designated local gas stations or at the Scale House/ Landfill (next to the main office). Please be advised that some local vendors may be closing or reducing their hours during this time. If possible, call ahead to the nearest punch card vendor to make sure they are open. A list of local businesses can be found here.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS UPDATE: Effective immediately, the collection of electronic waste and household hazardous waste will be temporarily suspended until further notice. In addition, in order to protect the health and safety of our partner organization and residents, we will be cancelling our next quarterly Saturday e-waste collection at LOJO Technology on April 4. Please do not throw these materials into the garbage. Hold onto them for now and we will let our residents know when these programs are resumed.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Updated Locations and Hours as of 3/17/2020

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Main Office -- The Main Office is CLOSED to the public until further notice. Residents can buy punch cards at the Scale House or at local punch card vendors. Residents can call 315-361-8408 for assistance Monday through Friday, from 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
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)
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

  1. Rethink Waste in Madison County

Test Your Recycling Knowledge with our NEW 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 now.

FREE Document Shredding Event -- April 25th @ Buyea Rd Residential Station, 8 AM to 11 AM 

We are partnering with Proshred to offer a FREE confidential document shredding event for residents of Madison County. Residents can bring up to 4 filing boxes of personal and confidential documents for shredding on Saturday, April 25 from 8 AM to 11 AM at the Buyea Road Residential Station (6666 Buyea Road, Canastota). Business waste will not be accepted. Please note: Medical documents, bank information, tax records and other paperwork containing account numbers are ideal for shredding. Keep documents loose in the boxes. Do NOT bring magazines, junkmail, phone books or photographs. Please remove any non-paper items such as binders, plastic folders or metal rings. Staples are fine.

For more information on the event, go to:

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.

2020 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.