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Patterson Town Hall
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563

- Patterson Single Stream Recycling -

At A Glance

Contact Information

Patterson Recycling Center

271 Cornwall Hill Road (at the Metro North tracks)

Thursday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Call 845-878-4341 for general information

Garbage District 1:

AAA Carting Co. is the primary sanitation company, and can be reached at 845-628-5000.

Garbage District 2:

Russell Goff, Administrator
Patterson Garbage District Office
Cornwall Hill Road

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The Town of Patterson participates in Single Stream Recycling.

What is Single Stream Recycling? Single Stream recycling means that all recycling commodities (newspaper, paperboard, corrugated fiberboard, plastic, and glass) are all mixed together. They are then separated at the recycling facility.

Have questions? Email or call 845-878-4341.

Other Ways to Recycle Unwanted Items

Plastic Bags, Plastic Film, Bubble Wrap:

A consortium of retail stores and manufacturers maintain dropoff centers for plastic bags, plastic film, bubble wrap, and other types of retail plastic packaging not accepted by Patterson Recycling. Please visit for a list of dropoff sites and items accepted. The Putnam County Health Dept. has also compiled a list of dropoff sites within the County. There is no charge for using these sites.

Building Materials, Electrical, and Hardware:

Habitat for Humanity operates Restore in nearby Danbury, CT. ReStore is a home building supply thrift store that recycles new, gently used and antique items donated by manufacturers, stores, contractors and individuals. The donations are sold to the public at very low prices or used in the construction of Habitat houses. ReStore may be able to take your leftover building supplies from remodelling projects, old but usable kitchen cabinets and bathroom fixtures, furniture, lighting fixtures, and similar items. Please contact ReStore directly to discuss any items that you might like to donate. Donations may be tax deductible.

Household goods, Furniture, TVs, Computers, Tools, etc.:

Putnam County Freecycle is the local chapter of a nationwide network of groups dedicated to giving away and receiving items that are no longer needed but still usable. The Putnam chapter has an active membership and its main rule is that the donated item be usable, given away freely, and described accurately. It's a grassroots and nonprofit effort dedicated to reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills. Membership is open to anyone and is free but does require a Yahoo logon.

Compost Vegetable Food Scraps and Yard Waste:

Kitchen food scraps (no meats or fish) and yard waste can be composted to create a valuable and natural garden fertilizer. The process is easy. Visit the Putnam County Cooperative Extension website for more informaton.


Many area churches, charitable groups, and other organizations, such as the Putnam Humane Society, operate thrift stores to support their causes and will be happy to accept clean and usable items that you no longer need. Many donations qualify for a tax deduction.

Odd Materials and What To Do With Them

The NYS DEC has a handy guide on how to dispose of many items.

Used Needles: Please consult the NYS Safe Sharps Collection Program .

Ammunition can be brought to the State Police Barracks at 1672 Route 22, Brewster, NY.

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Regulations for the Curbside Single Stream Recycling Program

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The Patterson Recycling Center

An annual permit is required to use the facility. Permit fees are $30 for the first permit or $10 for the second permit. A commercial recycling permit costs $200.00. The fees are used to defray the cost of operating the Center.

Town residents may purchase a permit at Town Hall or by mail. The Center is open only to Patterson residents.

Special permits are required for some items as noted.

Any material accepted for curbside recycling

Bulk Items: air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves, washers / dryers, water heaters etc., sofas, old furniture, mattresses

additional cost for all appliances, stuffed furniture, and everything with a cord

Scrap Metals: pots, pans, lawn mowers, bikes, metal furniture, bbq grills, etc.

propane tanks - additional cost

Used motor oil, auto batteries - additional cost for batteries
Used clothing - to be put in blue bins
Tires - additional cost
Leaves and grass clippings only - no brush or wood

Household Items: old toys, rugs, luggage, car seats, decor, miscellaneous items

If you bring more than 1.5 cubic yards at once there will be an additional charge

Electronics: Anything with a circuit board is considered electronics. New York State law prohibits the disposal of e-waste with household garbage due to the toxic materials used in their components. E-waste may be brought to the Recycling Center. Examples of e-waste include computers and peripherals, TVs and remotes, telephones and cell phones, and CD/DVD and tape players.

To protect your privacy, be sure to erase the data on your hard drives or remove it from the computer and dispose of it with your trash after removing the circuit board which can be recycled

For more information, refer to the NYS DEC ewaste recycling website.

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Recycling Bulletin Board

Recycling Center Permits

Effective December 1st of every year, the Town Clerk's office will sell recycle permits for the following year.

First permit $30.00
Second permit: $10.00

Commercial Recycling Permits cost $200.00.


©2001-2024 The Town of Patterson
Patterson Town Hall
PO Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563
(845) 878-6500