During the COVID19 quarantine the Recycling/ReUse Center has been open. All users MUST have a current PERMIT ON YOUR VEHICLE to use the facility including brush, scrap metal and leaves drop off. One day permits are $10; this is NOT for recycling. You need an annual permit to recycle.

Since August 2018 the UCRRA (town vendor) has only accepted bottles, jugs and deli tubs. Staff cannot and should not be sorting out unacceptable plastics such as unwashed food containers, straw, drinking cups, tooth brushes etc. Staff will inspect your plastic and go over what items are acceptable before you place them in the container. Items are separated by: mixed paper, cardboard, glass and metal cans/plastic/aluminum.

This is a NYSDEC registered residential facility so there are limits to quantities we can accept. No commercial drop offs of construction material and no loads over two yards. Two (2) cubic yards of garbage (that’s 3 X 3 X 3′) for a fee and one cubic yard of recycling.  Commercial permits are for landscapers and non-construction type businesses located in New Paltz ONLY. (Please bring in your tax bill to verify residency).

Anything over two (2) yards should go to the UCRRA facility also located on Clearwater Road.

The New “Rs”: ReDuce, ReUse, RePurpose, ReCycle  In 2011, New Paltz was offered the opportunity to partner with EPA as one of thirteen municipalities nationally to represent EPA Region II in a zero waste initiative. New Paltz has a Zero Waste Action Plan which was adopted by both Village and Town boards leading the way to achieve its zero waste goals.  Zero Waste Action Plan As a zero waste community, we strongly encourage waste reduction, diversion and recycling.

The ReUse Center is open to the public 5 days a week for shopping from 9-4:30pm. The Center is full of crafts supplies (yarn, embroidery floss, fabric and accessories), office and building supplies. Items are sold as priced at up to 90% off store prices. Since 2012, over 225 tons of material has been diverted from being transported to a landfill 245 miles away, and given a second chance at being made into something useful.

COMPOSTING We are a NYSDEC registered composting facility and accept source separated food waste at $40 a ton. Permit holders may bring in household generated food waste which is considered “recycling” at no cost. If it’s only vegetable and fruit scraps, there are compost bins in our demonstration garden on site. Finished compost is available at $30 a yard (supplies limited).  Currently MULCH is available. We also have top soil at $40 a yard (supplies limited).

Zero in on Zero Waste! Used materials are a local resource! Want to donate- 
Moving? Redecorating or renovating? Donate your gently used furniture and housewares (and clothes too) to the Salvation Army 61 N Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-9852, Good Will 1354 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 336-3303.  We do accept wearable (clean, unstained) clothing for donation to local charities during hours of operation.

We accept electronics from NEW PALTZ PROPERTY TAX PAYERS ONLY at 40 cents per pound with a minimum fee of $1.00. New Paltz mailing address does not count as a property tax payer. Contact UCRRA for their FREE drop off location and hours.

- Join us at New Paltz ReUse and make a difference in your local community! We have many opportunities for volunteers to support our mission to enhance community, economy, and environment through ReUse. Whether you can commit to a few hours each week or one weekend a year, we can use your help! For more information stop by or email us [Contact]

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