In an effort to try and increase accessibility, beginning Saturday June 2nd, 2018 the Transfer Station's new hours of operation will be 4pm to 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8am to 3pm on Saturdays.
Knox Transfer Station
Location: 155 Street Road, Town of Knox NY
Tuesdays: 4pm - 8pm
Thursdays: 4pm - 8pm
Saturdays: 8am - 3pm
The Knox transfer station will be closed on the following holidays:
Knox Transfer Station Recycling Center >>> HELP $AVE TAX MONEY by recycling! <<<
1. GLASS, TIN and ALUMINUM, – cans, jars, bottles and other household containers.
2. HOPPER/COMPACTOR – non-recyclable household trash. Our taxes pay for this by weight!
3. OFFICE – talk to attendants for assistance, to get permits, to pay charges for tires or refrigerant units.
4. CARDBOARD BIN – any kind of cardboard, broken down; all paper, newspapers, magazines and junk mail.
5. METAL BIN – all scrap metals.
6. TEXTILE SHED – useful clothing, curtains, shoes, blankets and bed linens; receipts for tax deductible donations.
7. TIRE BIN – nominal charges apply. Ask attendants for assistance.
8. OPEN DUMPSTERS – furniture, mattresses, carpet scraps, etc. Our taxes pay for this by weight!
9. PORTABLE TOILET
11. PLASTICS COMPACTOR – all kinds of plastics; containers and lids. Please remove lids to let air out.
12. RETURNABLE BOTTLES –refundable deposit beer and soda bottles and cans, and water bottles.
13. ELECTRONIC ITEMS: ELECTRIC ITEMS including radios, microwaves, toasters, other small kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaners, hair dryers; other items that use electricity can be placed in large boxes on the right side of the collection shed.
14. REFRIGERATORS, AIR CONDITIONERS – freezers, dehumidifiers, other units containing freon. Charges apply. 20# (gas grill size) propane tanks are
recycled for free. Save other types and sizes for special collection events.
UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS AT THE TRANSFER STATION
These are some items that are not accepted at any area of the Transfer Station. The list is not all inclusive. Talk to an attendant if you have questions about any items. Many unacceptable items may be taken to the City of Albany Landfill on Rapp Road, open Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 3 PM, 869-3651.
Knox is a proud member of the Capital Region Recycling Partnership. Visit their website for more information about recycling: www.capitalregionrecycling.com
- Explosives or munitions
- Combustible liquid or gas containers, bottles, cylinders or cans, or full or partially full paint cans
- Caustics, acids, corrosives, chemical or other hazardous wastes, radioactive or other contamination or pollutants prohibited by Federal or State laws
- Liquid or slurry wastes
- Unopened containers, except household spray cans
- Tree trunks, stumps, branches or limbs, or lumber over 4 inches in diameter or 5 feet in length 6. Slag, rock, sand, brick or concrete
- Thick-walled or solid metallic objects such as castings, forging, gas cylinders or large motors 8. Steel or nylon rope, cables or slings more than 4 feet long
- Chains over 3/8 inch diameter, or more than 4 feet long
- Rolls of carpet or fencing over 12 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length
- Animal wastes or parts of animals
- Solid blocks of rubber or plastic in excess of 2 cubic feet
- Whole truckloads or substantial portions thereof of noncombustible materials.
- Wood ashes
- Construction and demolition materials
HOW TO RECYCLE CERTAIN HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTES
Regular Household Batteries: These have no hazardous components and can be disposed of in the regular trash hopper for the landfill.
- Alkaline, Re-chargeable Alkaline and Carbon Zinc household batteries have many household uses. Specialty Batteries: Return them to any retail store where they are sold, or contact Town Hall (872-2551) for information on scheduled Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. NOTE: Place tape over the terminals to protect from excessive heat or fire from any residual energy that might be left in the batteries.
- Nickel-Zinc or Lithium rechargeable batteries for cell and cordless phones, cordless power tools, laptop computers, camcorders, cameras, remote controlled toys, two way radios, PDAs, etc.
- Mercuric Oxide, Silver Oxide and Zinc-Air batteries (button batteries) for medical equipment, calculators, watches, cameras, hearing aids, pagers, etc.
- Nickel Cadmium batteries for smoke alarms, other alarms, tools and other household uses.
- Vehicle batteries; 12 volt or 6 volt batteries for cars or other vehicles.