Rupert Road Transfer Station

NOTE: In case of winter storms or other inclement weather, please call the Highway office to verify hours of operation: 518-439-4955 ext 1598
The Town of Bethlehem's Rupert Road Transfer Station provides an alternative for residents and businesses to recycle and dispose of trash instead of contracting with a private hauler - a list can be found on our Curbside Recycling Instructions page. Residents can bring their trash and other materials, such as electronics, furniture and household items, appliances, demolition and building materials, tires, and more to the facility for disposal or recycling.
Rupert Road Transfer Station
Donate items to Habitat for Humanity at the Transfer Station!
Donations may be made during all regular Transfer Station hours of operation. Brochure with details

2020 Rates Effective 4/2/2020
(Cash or checks only.  No credit cards accepted.)

Printable version of rates
30 gallon bags or containers 2 bags for $5 or $3 each
Household furnishings and bulk items
Small items: microwave, sink, toilet, lawn mower, or gas grill
$5 each
Medium items: carpet, mattress, box spring, arm chair, or dresser
$10 each
Large items: sofa or recliner
$15 each
Appliances: washer, dryer, stove, or dishwasher $10 each
Appliances with freon: refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner, or dehumidifier
$15 each
Propane tanks
Small (16.4 oz.) propane cylinders
$4 each
$1 each
Tires (add $2 for any tire with the rim):
Car / SUV / pickup
$4 each
Commercial truck
$12 each
Recycling:  Cardboard, Paper (sort, flatten cardboard)

Recycling:  Co-mingled containers (up to 30 gal. container)
$2 per vehicle flat rate

$2 per up to 30 gal. container
Televisions and computer monitors click for pricing
Electronics: computers, printers, VCRs, etc. Free*

Scalable Rates

Demolition and building materials $150 per ton
Trash and garbage $100 per ton
Brush, logs, and stumps Not accepted
Minimum scale charge $15

Rates are subject to change.

The Town no longer sells paper yard waste bags; they are available for comparable prices at many local businesses including Phillips Hardware, Hannaford, Price Chopper, Curtis Lumber, Stewarts, Lowes, Walmart and more.

You can also view a list of other facilities which provide waste disposal alternatives for Bethlehem residents and businesses.

If you have questions about trash, recycling, or composting, call the Highway Department at 518-439-4955, ext. 1510.


*Consumer electronics, with the exception of televisions and computer monitors, can be recycled free at the Rupert Road Transfer Station including:
  • Computers and Peripherals (printers, scanners, fax, keyboards, mice, etc.)
  • VCR/DVD/CD players
  • Radio/Stereo Equipment
  • Portable Digital Music Players
  • Other Small Electronic Equipment
  • Telephones, Cell Phones, Accessories
See attendant for recycling instructions


New York State law requires manufacturers to take responsibility for recycling many types of electronic equipment they have produced, such as computers, computer peripherals, televisions, small scale servers, and small electronic equipment, etc. Manufacturers now provide free and convenient acceptances programs for NYS consumers to properly reuse and recycle their waste electronic equipment.

Beginning January 1, 2012, with the exception of individual and household consumers, all other NYS consumers including businesses, private or public corporations, not for profit corporations and government entities, etc. may not dispose of, or place for collection intended for disposal, electronic waste (such as computers, computer peripherals, televisions, small scale servers, and small electronic equipment, etc.) at a solid or hazardous waste management facility in the state.

Beginning January 1, 2015, this disposal ban will apply to all persons in the state, including individual and household consumers.

Consumers should visit the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's website at, for a full list of the types of electronic equipment covered by this law and to learn how they may properly manage their electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner.