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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.

Electronic Waste

Effective January 1st, 2023, there is no longer a fee for CRT and LCD disposal.  You can visit the User Fee Tickets page to review the fee schedule.  NYS Environmental Conservation Law of New York, Article 27, TITLE 26 includes cathode ray tubes (CRT), computers, computer peripherals, small electronic equipment, and small scale servers or televisions (CRT or LCD) as covered equipment.

Small electronic equipment includes:

  • Digital music players
  • DVD/VCR players
  • Satellite receivers
  • Digital converter boxes
  • Video game consoles

Small electronic equipment DOES NOT include:

  • Cameras
  • Radios
  • Appliances
  • Microwaves
  • Auto parts
  • Any type of telephone
  • Calculators
  • Typewriters
  • Cash registers
  • Large cabinetry containing CRT or LCD for industrial use
  • GPS devices
  • Thermostats
  • Peripherals such as fax machines or copiers weighing more than 100 pounds

Electronics recycling is for Cattaraugus County residents only - proof of residency will be requested. 

Limit one CRT or LCD per day.


Household Hazardous Waste

NYS DEC defines household hazardous waste as waste from a household which, but for its point of origin, would be hazardous waste under Part 371 6 NYCRR and includes all pesticides.

Examples include oil based paints, pool supplies, automotive fluids, home hobby chemicals, solvents, pesticides, aerosols, and compact fluorescent bulbs.

Transfer stations do not accept any form of household hazardous waste.  Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works sponsors annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection events.  These events are posted on the County webpage, advertised on the radio and in newspapers, and posted through flyers and announcements.  You can also call (716) 938-9121 to learn about the next scheduled event.

Mercury Thermostat Disposal Resources has a quick and easy search tool that will identify drop-off locations near you. There are quite a few locations within Cattaraugus County that will accept mercury thermostats - check it out!

Latex Paint

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

Tire Information

Tires may be disposed of at any transfer station, except the Allegany transfer station, during regular operating hours.  There is a fee for disposal which covers the cost of handling, storage, hauling and recycling disposal fees.  Fees are collected through User Fee Tickets, also known as Transfer Tickets or Dump Tickets.  No cash will be accepted.

Yard Waste Disposal

Cattaraugus County Local Law 10-2019 SECTION 2.ZZ defines yard waste as:  grass clippings, leaves, and cuttings from shrubs, hedges and trees that are less than four (4) inches in diameter and four (4) feet in length.

NYS DEC and Cattaraugus County encourage residents to compost and mulch yard waste in place for repurposing at the site of generation.  Mulching reduces green yard waste by 60%.

Small quantities of yard waste can be accepted at specified transfer stations including Salamanca, Portville, Allegany, and Dayton.  Quantities up to one (1) cubic yard or five (5) 30-gallon bags can be accepted. 

Schedules and brochures:

Schedules and brochures can be obtained from outlets, municipal locations and transfer stations.  Tickets can be purchased at these locations throughout Cattaraugus County.

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.  You can also visit to locate a collection site.

  • Car Batteries:
    Transfer Stations in Cattaraugus County accept automotive batteries, that are not leaking or damaged, for free.

  • Chemicals:
    Make an appointment to properly dispose of at Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. Call (716) 938-9121 or 1-800-248-7719, ext. 2486.

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

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

  • Electronic Vaping Devices and Cartridges:
    These should not be disposed of with regular waste.  E-liquid is considered hazardous waste because it contains liquid nicotine, which is a harsh chemical.  Do not pour e-liquid down the drain.  Rechargeable batteries store a large amount of energy in a small amount of space and have the possibility of overheating, catching fire, or exploding.  These devices should be returned to the retailer where it was purchased or to medication collection sites throughout the state.  Click here to find a location near you.

  • Plastic bags, Film, Wrap:  Click here to locate participating drop-off locations for plastic bags, film, and wrap.

The Cattaraugus County waste reduction, reuse and recycling program is partially financed with a grant from the NYS Department 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