Skip to main content

Be sure to read the Cattaraugus County Recycling Guide... the more you recycle, the more you save!

Transfer Station Regulations:  Please follow these guidelines in preparing your materials for recycling at the Cattaraugus County Transfer Stations.

Material Preparation These Items are NOT Recyclable/Accepted
Clear Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Empty and rinse clean
  • Food Grade Glass Only
No colored glass, window glass, mirrors, drinking glasses, candles, vases, ceramics, Pyrex, light bulbs, coffee mugs, etc.
Tin and Aluminum
  • Rinsed clean and empty


No aluminum foil
Plastic - Plastic Recycling
  • Empty and rinse clean
  • Only numbered 1-2 PET and HDPE recyclable plastic.
No plastic bags, toys, plant containers, plastic hangers, buckets, No. 3-7 plastic, or containers that contained automotive fluid.
Paper - Newspaper, Magazines, Junk Mail, Office and School Paper
  • Clean and dry only
  • Remove covers from hardcover books
  • Telephone books and envelopes are acceptable.
  • Do not use plastics bags (unless used for shredded paper) or bundle with wire.


No carbon paper, blueprints, shiny paper, metallic paper, or cardboard.
Cardboard and Boxboard/Paperboard
  • Clean and dry only
  • Breakdown and flatten corrugated boxes
No waxed, plastic coated, Styrofoam, or metal packaging.  No waterproof, paperboard, stained or contaminated materials.
Scrap Metal, White Goods
  • Aluminum, brass, copper, steel, cast iron, machinery, wire, pipe
  • Home appliances (Fee for items containing Freon)
No items made mostly of non-metal (i.e. car seats, box springs, dishwashers, etc.)
Batteries Car, Boat and Motorcycle - only batteries that are not leaking or damaged.

Rechargeable batteries (Lithium Ion, Nickle-Cadmium, Nickel-Metal Hydride, and sealed lead) are not accepted and should be recycled.  To locate the nearest participating drop-off location, go online to or by calling 1-877-2-RECYCLE or 1-800-8-BATTERY.  Or they can be returned to any retailer that sells covered rechargeable batteries or rechargeable battery containing products for recycling.


Vehicle Tires Car tires and light truck tires may be disposed of at any transfer station for a fee, except the Allegany transfer station, during regular operating hours.  View the tire fee schedule here.  
Yard Waste

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.  Yard waste can be in biodegradable bags.

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

No wood waste, rocks, garbage, treated or painted wood, black top, pallets, concrete, railroad ties, demolition debris, or plastic bags.
Computers, TV's Printers
and Other Electronics.
  • Electronic recycling is for Cattaraugus County residents only.  Proof of residency will be requested.
  • Limit one CRT or LCD per day.
Construction & Demolition Debris
  • Lumber, shingles, vinyl siding, drywall, plumbing, brick, insulation, fixtures.
  • Reduce material to 4' in length
No asbestos, contaminated sand, asphalt, millings, or contaminated material.