The Department of Solid Waste operates 8 transfer stations throughout Fulton County, where residents can dispose of their garbage, bulk metal, single stream recycling, textiles, electronics, vehicle or rechargeable batteries and motor oil.
Please note: Fulton County Residents must bring the following items directly to the Department of Solid Waste, 847 Mud Road, Johnstown:
All Refrigerators and freezers (doors removed) - $5 per unit
Air conditioners, water coolers, dehumidifiers or other Freon containing unit - $5 per unit
All Tires (off rims) - fee varies per tire size and quantity see landfill rates
Fluorescent light bulbs
20-lb propane tanks
Mercury containing thermostats
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection every other year (odd numbered years)
YES – to dispose of garbage, recycling or bulk metal, residents need to purchase a permit from their municipal clerk. Permit costs vary. There is no fee for disposal.
Residents must show proof of residency/ownership for the property to obtain the permit.
Permit Stickers must be affixed to the vehicle registered with the municipality.
Landlords/ small business owners must apply for a Commercial Permit, transfer station use is not allowed.
YES – 5’ x 8’ is the MAXIMUM size for trailers using the residential transfer stations.
DUMP Trucks/trailers are NOT allowed.
Depending on the amount of debris, Residents are encouraged to hire a private hauler (who will often leave a dumpster onsite) or purchase a transfer station permit and haul it themselves. Contractors are not allowed to use the transfer station.
If resident hauling themselves, there is a five load/per project limit (three load limit in Northampton).
Some municipalities also hold drop off events in the spring or fall for large items.
Broadalbin Town and Village Residents
Bleecker Town, Mayfield Village and Town, and Johnstown Town Residents
Gloversville, Johnstown City and Town Residents
Northville and Northampton Residents
All others contact Fulton County Dept. of Solid Waste at 518-736-5501
For Questions, call:
The Fulton County Department of Solid Waste