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What and Where Can I Recycle?

Recycling has significant benefits, even if it isn’t a perfect solution to our environmental problems. Recycling conserves resources and saves landfill space, energy and water. Adopting the 3Rs of waste management (Recycle, Reduce, Reuse) has a huge impact on protecting the environment. Additionally, the EPA reports that it has a substantial economic effect through the creation of jobs and increased tax revenues.

The majority of citizens are willing to recycle, but are often frustrated. What is and is not accepted for recycling differs in towns, cities and states. Indeed, each of our local transfer stations has different recycling guidelines. Remember the slogan: ‘Know Before You Throw.” Post a list of accepted recyclable items near your trashcan and recycle bin to remind family, friends and visitors.


Below is a summary of our local transfer station guidelines. For further recycling tips, check out and


Horicon -- Landfill Road, just off Tannery Road

Open: 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday (except holidays)

Phone: (518) 494-7906


Accepted for free (Clean & dry, with covers removed. Please separate by item type.): Plastic (all food, juice, detergent and shampoo with a number); Glass (any color); Metal containers; Tin & Aluminum (any can that contained a food product.); Newspapers (including IRS & real estate books. Wet or dirty goes with your garbage); Junkmail: All mail (including catalogs, magazines, telephone books and puzzle books except for The Sun and Dollar Stretcher); Corrugated Cardboard (clean, dry, split on seams and flat. No boxboard.); Bottles & Cans (deposit items); Batteries (go inside the recycling center).


Not Accepted: Motor Oil or the Container it comes in; Propane tanks; Aerosol cans.


Accepted with a fee:

Garbage in containers or bags; Construction debris, TV's; Refrigerators; Air conditioners; Freezers; Vacuums; Mattresses; Box springs; Wood & Stuffed Chairs; Recliners & Couches; Sleeper Couches (with metal frame); Coffee Tables; Porcelain Sinks; Toilets; Tires; Boats; Carpet; Cars; other items.



Town of Chester: 62 Landon Hill Rd., Chestertown

Open: Sunday – Monday & Thursday - Saturday from 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday, and holidays. (Check website for details.)

Phone: (518) 494-3952

NOTE: A permit, available for $5.00 at the Transfer Station, is needed.


Accepted for free: Glass (all colors); Plastics (#1-7); Aluminum containers; Cans (with labels removed); Aerosol Cans; Paper products (newspapers, office paper, junk mail, magazines & shiny paper); Cardboard (flattened); Fiberboard (flattened cereal boxes empty toilet paper roles, etc.); Household Batteries.


Accepted with a fee: Garbage (bagged); Mattresses & Box Springs; Couches; Sleeper sofas; Refrigerators; Freezers; Air Conditioners; Chairs; TVs; Tires on rims; Toilets; Sinks; Construction debris.



Town of Schroon: Alder Meadow Road next to the airstrip, Schroon Lake

Phone: (518) 532-9813

Hours: Sunday – Tuesday & Friday – Saturday from 8 AM – 4 PM. Closed Wednesday & Thursday and holidays. (Check website for details.)

Accepted for free (clean and separated): Metal, Glass and Plastic (#1 & #2) containers; Newspapers, Magazines and Junk mail; Corrugated Cardboard (flattened); Leaves & Grass clippings.

Accepted with a fee: Household Garbage; Refrigerators; Freezers; Air Conditioners; Dehumidifiers; Water Coolers; Electronics & Components; Tires; Construction waste. Pay with exact cash, checks or tickets. Tickets ($2, $5, $10 or $20) can be purchased at the transfer station.


Not Accepted: Propane tanks; Brush over 3”; Paint; Batteries

Bottles & Cans (deposit items):

There is a donation box for the Schroon Lake Boy & Girl Scouts.



Bottle & Can Return Center:

Bottle & Can Retrieval Center

3746 Main St, Warrensburg, NY 12885


Mon-Sat 9 AM – 5 PM


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