896 Middle Road - Caledonia
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
For details call 538-4927

Tickets -  $10.00 each

"New Regulation Bans using Burn Barrels"

   Taking a step to reduce harmful air pollutants and help prevent wildfires, the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) has extended restrictions on the open burning of residential waste effective October 14, 2009. The open burning of residential waste will be prohibited in all communities statewide, regardless of population.

   Burning household trash is dangerous on several levels. It can release potential dangerous compounds - dioxins and other potential carcinogens from materials burned in backyard fires and burn barrels. It is also the largest single cause of wildfires in the state.

   While bygone generations burned their garbage, the practice must end. Decades ago, garbage didnít contain plastics, foils, batteries, paper bleached with chlorine and other materials used today.

   Back yard burning caused 40% of all wildfires between the years 1986-2006. In 2006 alone, debris burning triggered 98 wildfires in NY State.

   The new regulation bans all open burning except the following:

  1. On-site burning of limbs and branches between May 15th and the following March 15th only in any town with a total population less than 20,000.
  2. Barbecue grills, maple sugar arches and similar outdoor cooking devices.
  3. Small cooking and campfires.
  4. On-site burning of organic agricultural wastes, but not pesticides, plastics or other non-organic material.
  5. Liquid petroleum fueled smudge pots to prevent frost damage to crops.
  6. Ceremonial or celebratory bonfires.
  7. Disposal of a flag or religious item.
  8. Burning on an emergency basis of explosive or other dangerous or contraband by police.
  9. Prescribed burns performed according to state regulation.
  10. Fire training with some restrictions on the use of acquired structures.
  11. Individual open fires to control plant and animal disease outbreaks as approved by DEC.
  12. Open fires as necessary to control invasive plant and insect species.


If you have any questions to the new regulation, go to: http://www.dec.gov/chemical/58519.html


Rates for Disposal


  • $2.50 - 30 gallon garbage bag
  • $5.00 - 55 gallon drum
  • $10.00 - chair
  • $20.00 - sofa
  • $20.00 - mattress
  • $20.00 - springs
  • $40.00 - level pick up truck
  • $2.50 - car tire w/o rim
  • $5.00 - car tire w/rim
  • $20.00 - tractor tire
  • $10.00 - truck tire w/o rim
  • $15.00 - truck tire w/rim
  • $20.00 - items with Freon (Air-conditioners /  Refrigerators / Freezers)
  • Free with proof of Freon removal (Air-conditioners /  Refrigerators / Freezers)

  Free: batteries, used oil, newspapers, recyclables, brush & shrubs, electronics & metal items



Electronics Recycling

   Computers and electronics may contain hazardous waste elements such as lead solder, cadmium, and beryllium. Monitors, Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs), and Televisions have anywhere from 4 to 8 pounds of lead. These types of equipment need to be recycled properly in an environmentally sound fashion.


   All household generated obsolete and nonworking computer/electronic equipment can be dropped off FREE OF CHARGE at the Caledonia Recycling Center on Middle Road in Caledonia between 8:00 am12:00 noon on Saturdays, year around.

List of Electronic waste accepted NO FEE

  • Computers
  • Televisions
  • Small scale servers
  • Monitors
  • Keyboards and mice
  • Fax machines
  • Scanners
  • Printers
  • VCRs
  • DVRs
  • Portable digital music players
  • DVD Players
  • Digital converter boxes
  • Cable or satellite receivers
  • Electronic or video games consoles

If it has a circuit board or battery, we can recycle it!

Items NOT Accepted

  • Any Liquids
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Kitchen / Personal Appliances


Latex Paint and Stains tips
  1. If you have a large quantity that has not been contaminated, frozen or that is not old, call Habitat-For-Humanity and they will use it.
  2. If you have a small amount (1" or less) remove the lid and let the latex paint or stain dry out in the can. After it is dried, peel it out of the can-put it into a plastic bag and bring it and the can to the transfer station for recycling.
  3. For larger amounts, mix kitty litter (50/50 mixture) to the can, let dry peel it out of the can, put into plastic bag and bring it and the can to the transfer station for recycling.
  4. Remember, Latex based paint and stains only, no oil based products.


Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery & the Town of Caledonia

For more information call 538-4927 (Town Office) or 538-2309 (Barry)