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The Stephentown Transfer Station will immediately begin accepting cans of paint from residents holding Transfer Station Permits, thanks to an arrangement between ERCSWMA and PaintCare.  Cans of acceptable products of any size up to 5 gallons will be accepted, containing any amount of product. The cans must be the original cans for the product, clearly state the contents and be sealed and non-leaking.  Acceptable products include interior and exterior latex, oil-based or enamel paint, deck coatings, floor paints, primers, sealers, undercoaters, stains, shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, urethanes, waterproofing sealers, metal coatings, rust preventatives, and field and lawn paints.  Non-acceptable products include paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents, aerosol paints, auto and marine paints, caulking compounds, epoxies glues or adhesives, wood preservatives, roof patch, asphalt, tar, deck cleaners, and traffic and road markings.  Detailed fliers are available at the Transfer Station, the Town Clerk’s Office,  the Town Website ( and at  Initially, a limit of 5 containers per visit will be imposed.  Please see the Attendants at the Transfer Station who will assist you in loading cans into the PaintCare containers located in the area normally used for tires.

This Transfer Station document contains additional information about recycling, additional items collected, and associated fees. Transfer Station Brochure Effective 01/01/2024.

Location & Phone

235 Newton Rd., Stephentown, NY


  • Monday 3 – 7 pm only in June, July & August
  • Wednesday Noon – 7 pm
  • Friday 1 – 6 pm
  • Saturday 8 am – 4 pm


Permits are required for all residents, tenants, and businesses in order to utilize the Transfer Station. Proof of residency is required. Acceptable documents include a tax bill, rental receipt, or utility bills.

Annual Permit Fees (effective August 1, 2023)

  • Residential: $50
  • Professional Occupation: $60
  • Senior Citizen (65+): $10

Purple Bags

We utilize a “Purple Bag” system — all household garbage must be in these purple bags in order to dispose of it at the Transfer Station. Effective January 1, 2024, the cost of each 30-gallon bag will be $4.00. The bags and permits are available at the Transfer Station and the Town Clerk’s Office. These bags cannot be purchased elsewhere and will not be accepted if they are not the correct bags.