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Transfer Station

PUBLIC PERMITED WASTE DISPOSAL FOR HANCOCK NEW YORK
Hours:
Monday – Saturday – 7:30AM – 3:30PM
Sunday & Holidays Closed 

Located at:
Hancock Transfer Station
1488 Green Flats Road
Hancock, NY 13783
Phone: (607) 637-3522

Delaware County
Solid Waste Management Center
(607) 865-5805 x216


   
The Transfer Station is for use by Hancock residents, or landowners of the Town of Hancock and Town of Tompkins only. You must have a permit to use the Station. Permits can be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular Office Hours, or you may download one here.

The fee for the permit is $10.00. The plate number of the vehicle that you will be putting the sticker on will be needed when purchasing the permit. Rules and regulations for the Transfer Station are available at the Clerk’s Office, and summarized below.
Click here to read Recycling Rules & Regulations.Please read below under “Special Wastes” regarding TV’s or computer monitors.
——TRANSFER STATION GUIDELINES——

Transfer station open to residents and land owners of the Village and Town of Hancock and the Town of Tompkins. Users must first obtain a permit sticker from Town Clerk.∙ Permit sticker must be affixed to passenger front side windshield.∙ All solid waste deposited in plastic bags must be in clear plastic bags. NO BLACK BAGS.

To prevent litter, NYS law requires all loads to be covered during transport. 



——COMMERCIAL HAULERS——
Haulers unloading at the same time as the public, must give the public first approach to the compactor and are required to follow any special instructions given by the Transfer Station Manager.



——SPECIAL WASTES——

Paint cans with residual paint must be dried out or filled with cat litter prior to disposal. 
Empty and clean paint cans can be recycled with scrap metal. 

Mattresses and bulky furniture are considered construction and demolition debris. 
Box springs must have the fabric and wood removed for recycling with scrap metal.

House/Apartment clean outs are subject to all solid waste and recycling guidelines.

Litter clean ups, illegal dumping and litter in black bags will be investigated to identify the illegal dumper.

Wet cell vehicle batteries are accepted for recycling at the Transfer Station. Bring Household batteries to Solid Waste Management Center in Walton for recycling.

Appliances that do not contain freon are accepted at Transfer Station as scrap metal.

TV sets, computer monitors, and electronics are considered hazardous waste by the USEPA. These items are accepted for recycling at the Transfer Station. Please ask your Transfer Station Manager for more information.


—–PROHIBITED MATERIALS—–

CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DEBRIS (C&D)
Bring C&D debris to Solid Waste Management Center in Walton. C&D includes structural debris, insulation, lumber, roofing, siding, drywall, plaster, flooring, carpeting, tile, plastic sheeting, bale wrap, furniture, mattresses, tubing and hoses.

BURN BARREL ASHESDEAD ANIMALS AND CARCASSES
Lime and bury animals on property.

HAZARDOUS OR TOXIC MATERIALS
Includes: fluorescent and mercury vapor lights and ballasts, transformers, paints and pesticides. Save for CLEAN SWEEP event in the Fall.

JUNK VEHICLE, BODY OR CHASSIS
Bring to a scrap dealer.LEAVES, YARD WASTES, BRUSHY WOODChip and/or compost this material at home.

LIQUIDS OF ANY KINDREFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS, AC UNITS
Bring freon containing appliances to the Solid Waste Management Center in Walton for recycling.

TIRES AND TUBES
Bring tires and tubes to the Solid Waste Management Center in Walton for recycling.

USED MOTOR OIL & ANTIFREEZEBring to your local service station or the Solid Waste Management Center in Walton.


———-MATERIALS ACCEPTED———-

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE -(Plastic garbage bags must clear)
Non-hazardous household waste. Includes: packaging, foils, plastic films, non-recyclable containers and lids, kitchen and bathroom trash, food scraps, disposable tableware and tissues.

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES –
Clean and dry clothing and shoes.

PLASTIC, METAL & GLASS CONTAINERS -(Loose, empty, rinsed clean)
#1 – #7 plastic bottles and jugsGlass bottles, jars, & containersMetal food and beverage containersAluminum cans, pans & traysNO plastic bags, NO string or wireNO styrofoam

CORRUGATED CARDBOARDDry & clean cardboard, cut to 36″ or smallerNO plastic bags, NO string or wire

MIXED PAPER
Dry & clean newspaper, inserts, magazines, junk mail, office paper, computer paper, copier paper, phone books, & paperbacks.NO plastic bags, NO string or wire

SCRAP METAL
Metal items and scrapBox springs clean of fabric and woodWhite goods and appliances without freon

QUESTIONS?
Call the Hancock Transfer Station Manager
(607) 637-3522

To Download the information on this page in PDF format, Click Here.

Recycling Rules & Regulations
Plastic – What To Recycle:

plastic resins #1, #2, #3
plastic laundry and dish detergent bottles
plastic clear and cloudy jugs from milk, water, cider, etc.
plastic containers from shampoo and personal care products
plastic containers like peanut butter jars, soda and juice containers, salad dressing and cooking oil
plastic oil, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid containers, etc.

What’s NOT Recyclable:
styrofoam plates, cups, packing material (popcorn), egg cartons, meat trays, etc.
plastic toys
plastic bags (some local grocery stores recycle these)
plastic “food” tray liners
plastic utensils
cellophane
plastic six pack rings for cans
plastic resins (#4, #5, #6, #7)
yogurt containers or hard plastic
film plastic
combs, gadgets or other plastic
bottles with any residue
lids

How to Recycle Plastic:
Labels are okay, rinse all containers except oil, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, etc.
take off and discard all lids. (leave caps on all oil containers)
completely empty oil and antifreeze containers
plastics do not need to be flattened
place with glass and metal cans
 
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