Transfer stations are open only to residents of the municipality for their regularly generated household garbage and small quantities of remodeling waste.
This is specified in both local County law and the contract between the municipality and County for the use of each station.
The rule of thumb for quantity allowed for remodeling waste is the equivalent of five pick up truckloads for any one project (except Northampton, which accepts only 3 loads of remodeling debris). If a resident says they will have more than this quantity, they should be advised to hire a private hauler to handle the job.
Small haulers are listed in the Yellow Pages under “Rubbish & Garbage Removal,” or call the Department of Solid Waste at 518-736-5501 for a list of permitted haulers in your area.