Recycling Guide

User Fees are in effect - Recyclables are free…

The more you recycle, The more you save!

Composting

Composting conserves water, reduces reliance on fertilizers and helps you grow healthier plants. With little expense and effort, you can compost most food waste, yard waste, and paper waste. Small quantities of yard waste are accepted at some transfer stations in Cattaraugus County. Ask attendant for a composting brochure.

Household Hazardous Waste

Includes items that are toxic and should not be included in your trash. Contact the Cattaraugus County DPW for the next Household Hazardous Waste Day at 938-9121 or 1-800-248-7719, ext. 2486.

Latex Paint

Paint can be dried up with kitty litter and disposed of with your regular garbage.

Mat-ex

Materials Exchange for Western New York. List items free - Includes items “wanted” and surplus items. Call 938-9121 or 664-9502 for a free copy.

Curbside Collection

The recycling specifications set forth in this recycling guide are guidelines for Cattaraugus County transfer station users only.

Tire Information

Individuals may dispose of up to two car tires or two light truck tires at a cost of $2.00 each and $4.00 each, respectively, during regular operating hours at the transfer stations. Fees will be collected through transfer station tickets. Larger tires accepted only on scheduled tire collection days. See attendant for dates.

Yard Waste Disposal

You can compost yard waste in your own backyard, or you can take small quantities of leaves, grass clippings, and brush to your local transfer station (excluding Conewango). Large quantities of yard waste or branches in excess of three inches in diameter can be taken to the Five Points or Farwell composting sites.

User Fee Schedules

Available at transfer stations

Disposal of properly prepared recyclables is free to individual users of the transfer stations.

 

What Can I Do With:

  • Rechargeable Batteries
    Call 1-800-8-Battery or check with local stores that sell rechargeable batteries. Non-rechargeable batteries can be thrown away with your garbage.

  • Car Batteries
    Accepted free at Transfer Stations in Cattaraugus County.

  • Chemicals
    Make an appointment to properly dispose of at Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. Call 938-9121 or 1-800-248-7719, ext. 2486.

  • Computers
    Contact manufacturer for return information.

  • Motor Oil
    Return to service establishment where you purchase your oil.

  • Printer Cartridges
    Are often used for fundraisers for schools & 4-H Groups.

  • Tires
    4 Collections at each transfer station in Cattaraugus County per year – click here for tire collection dates.

  • Refrigerators, Freezers, etc.
    $15 charge for refrigerant containing appliances.

The Cattaraugus County waste reduction, reuse and recycling program is partially financed with a grant from the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation.

Any Questions?

  • Call the Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works at:
    (716) 938-9121

  • Cattaraugus County Hazardous Waste Hotline at:
    1-800-248-7719, Ext. 2486

Department of Public Works

Contact the Dept. of Public Works using our contact form

Phone: 716-938-9121

Fax: 716-938-2753

Address: Jack Ellis Drive, 8810 Route 242, Little Valley, NY 14755

Joseph T. Pillittere, Commissioner

Ryan Ferguson, Deputy Commissioner

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