The Transfer Station’s mission is to assist our Town residents in maintaining proper waste management practices. Each year the Town significantly subsidizes the operations of the Transfer Station for the benefit of its residents.
Permits for residential garbage disposal are available for purchase to any resident or any owner of real property located within the Town of Clifton Park. Each permit entails two punch cards consisting of fifty-two punches per card. Each punch entitles the owners to deposit one 36-gallon bag of refuse or its equivalent. Permits are valid for one year from May 1st through April 30th. Senior Citizen, Social Security Disability and Disabled American Veteran discount permits are also available, and all permits are pro-rated for purchase throughout the year. Residential items for recycling are accepted in our single stream system and no permit is required.
Bulk items are also accepted at the Transfer Station. The items are charged separately, and no permit is required. A fee schedule and list of acceptable items is included at ELECTRONIC RECYCLING, CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION MATERIALS, and Bulk Items Fee Schedule. The recycling section of the facility also accepts items for metal recycling. All items must be at least 80% metal. Items accepted include dishwashers, appliances, frames, washers, dryers, ovens, metal grills, and refrigerators if the door has been removed. Other recyclable materials that are accepted include car batteries, used antifreeze, used motor oil, oil filters, and fireplace ashes.
If you have items that you would like to donate, the Town has a partnership with Habitat for Humanity. For information on how to donate your items for reuse click on Clifton Park and ReStore Flyer for all the details. For certain items, Habitat for Humanity will even come to your home in Clifton Park for pick-up. All items are sold in HFH’s Restore and funds generated are used to support the organization.
The Transfer Station also accepts yard waste throughout the year, during regular business hours. There is no charge for residential yard waste disposal and no permit is required. We accept yard waste from Clifton Park residents only. Please have your ID available for the attendant. County Waste processes the yard waste at no charge to the Town. In the Spring and Fall, the Town Board extends Transfer Station hours on specific occasions, to provide additional opportunities for Clifton Park residents to dispose of yard waste.
The Town Board has expanded services and executed initiatives that generate reoccurring revenue sources at the Transfer Station, not derived through taxes or fees. The Town currently generates about $150,000 of revenue each year from the land lease associated with the solar array, the single stream recycling agreement with Saratoga County and the yard waste processing facility with County Waste. A grant procured by the Town Board, ensured the Town was not required to invest any funds in the construction of the solar array nor is the Town responsible for the maintenance of the system.
For further information on the Town Transfer Station including its calendar and hours of operation visit us on the Town’s webpage at Transfer Station