Transfer Station Guidelines

Jefferson County Drop-Off For Waste and Recyclables For County Residents  

  • Jefferson County's transfer station is open to all residents of the County for the disposal of solid waste and recyclables. The transfer station is located at  27138 NYS Route 12  , 4 1/2 miles north of the City of Watertown.

  • The County will accept solid waste, bulky items, such as furniture, construction debris and junk, for a fee of $134 per ton . There is a minimum scale fee of  $10.00.  Vehicles with bulky items will be weighed in and out on the County's certified truck scales. All sales transactions will be cash or check only.  Credit or debit cards are  not  accepted.

  • To avoid long lines at the scale and/or paying the minimum scale fee prepaid County garbage bag stickers are available for purchase at the transfer station for   $3.00 per sticker  .  Stickers are also available at the The General Store on Bradley Street and the Town of Pamelia's clerks office.

  • Recyclables and white goods (stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, etc.), will be accepted at no charge.

  • Electronics are accepted for a fee of $134.00 per ton

  • Brush is accepted from residential customers only (no commercial) for a fee of $10.00 per load.  Load must be weighed in and out.

  • The station is closed on major holidays.

  • There is a one-way road on the right-hand side as you approach the scale house (the first building). Residents that are bringing pre-paid bags or recyclables that do not to get weighed should use this road. It leads to the recyclable drop-off area and the garbage dumpsters.

  • Residents with bulky items plus pre-paid bags and/or no charge items in the same load should weigh in first, unload the bulky items and the weigh out and pay before unloading the pre-paid bags and/or no charge items.

  • For more information, please call 315-786-6900 during the station's weekday operating hours.