Transfer Station

Transfer Station

Hours of Operation

Sunday : 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Monday : 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Tuesday : 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Wednesday : closed
Thursday : closed
Friday : 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Saturday : 8:00AM – 4:00PM

The transfer station is closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and the day after Christmas.


Phone : (518) 532-9813

Directions to the Transfer Station :
The Town of Schroon Transfer Station is located on Alder Meadow Road next to the airstrip. From the center of the village go north on Route 9 about 1.8 miles to Alder Meadow Road. Take a right turn. The landfill is about half a mile further. The turnoff is just before the airstrip. A map is available here.

Transfer Station Fees

Household Garbage$0.20 / pound
Metal Scrapfree
Recyclabes*free
Brush* (max 3″)$5.00 / cubic yard
Grass Clippingsfree
Leavesfree
Construction Waste$0.20 / pound
Minimum Scale Use Fee$10.00
Trailer Weight Fee$5.00
Electronics & Components$0.25 / pound
Fridges, A/C units, water coolers, etc.$15.00
Tires (up to 22″)$3.00 each
Tires (over 22″)$25.00 each
*see below

We do not accept paint, batteries, propane tanks, and brush over 3″.

Tickets can be purchased for $2, $5, $10 or $20. Attendants can accept cash or checks only. No credit cards. Tickets can be purchased at the landfill during regular business hours. Exact payment by cash or check is also permitted at the transfer station without purchase of ticket(s).

For Deposit Bottles and Cans :
There is a donation box located at the Transfer Station for bottles and cans with $.05 deposit. Bottles and cans are collected by the Schroon Lake Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.


Recyclables accepted at the Transfer Station include glass, plastic, paper, and cardboard. As recycling has become an increasing challenge, we are transitioning back to the Essex County recycling program. This program accepts SEPARATED cleaned metal containers, cleaned #1 plastic containers, cleaned #2 plastic containers, cleaned glass containers, newspapers, magazines, junk mail, and flattened corrugated cardboard. Please note this transition may create short term delays in what can be accepted on a given day as containers become full and swap out schedules are defined. With higher volume increases, the challenge is matching container swap outs with demand. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work through this process.

For calculating fees charged by cubic yard, please use the following estimations:

Standard Car Load1 cubic yard
Pickup Truck2 cubic yards
Rack Truck4 cubic yards
6×8 Trailer2 cubic yards
1-Ton Dump Truck4 cubic yards
Single Axle Dump Truck7 cubic yards
Tandem Axle Dump Truck 18 cubic yards