Visit the Eastern Rensselaer County Solid Waste Management Authority (ERCSWMA)  website for additional information —

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: The ERCSWMA Household Hazardous Waste Day scheduled for April 25th, 2020 in Pittstown has been CANCELLED. It has been re-scheduled in Pittstown for April 24th, 2021.

This Transfer Station document contains additional information about recycling, additional items collected, and associated fees.

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, 2014)

  • Residential: $40
  • Professional Occupation: $50
  • 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. The cost of each 30-gallon bag is $3.00. 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.