Solid Waste Recycling in Geneva

“We are stewards of our special natural setting. Our visually beautiful and ecologically sustainable environment should be celebrated and protected within the city and surrounding area.” So says the City of Geneva’s Comprehensive Plan and Community Decision-Making Guide.

Managing the waste stream by reducing, reusing and recycling helps to cut down on the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill. Help conserve our natural resources, landfill space and energy by utilizing the resources below to reduce the amount of waste you send to the landfill. Following is a list of recycling options in Geneva. Regional resources are available at the Ontario County Recycling/Waste Diversion website:

Ontario HWCD flyer April 2017

Click one of the links below for more information:

Private Trash Haulers

Trash haulers operating within the City of Geneva are required to be licensed by the City. Following is a list of trash haulers licensed to conduct business in the City of Geneva. As part of their service, these trash haulers also provide a recycling service. Call or visit their websites for more information on the services provided.

54 Doran Avenue, Geneva, NY 14456

191 Border City Road, Geneva, NY 14456

K&D Disposal
5076 State Highway 31, Newark, NY 14513

Lyons Rd.
2595 State Rte. 14, Geneva, NY 14456


Refrigerators and freezers contain refrigerants, oils, and other compounds that, by federal law, must be removed and recovered. Did you know that the average refrigerator aged 10 years or older contains more than 120 pounds of recyclable steel? Before contacting your trash hauler to take away your old refrigerator and/or freezer, contact the following resources for recycling options.

NYSEG Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling Program
Click here for website

Universal Appliance
402 Exchange St., Geneva

Dox’s Finger Lakes Recycling
100 N. Exchange Street, Geneva


Rechargeable household batteries and larger rechargeable batteries used for tools, computers and other cordless devices can be recycled at the following locations. Can’t make it to these retailers? Consider a mail-in service to recycle your batteries. Single use batteries may be disposed of in your trash, but you may also want to consider a mail-in service.

Dollar General
194 North Exchange Street, Geneva

3030 Sessler Drive, Geneva

300 Hamilton Street, Geneva

Mail-In Services
Waste Management
Battery Solutions

Lead-Acid Batteries

Lead-acid batteries are used by cars, trucks, recreational vehicles and boats and it is illegal to throw these batteries in the trash. Your battery is returnable, free of charge, to any retailer or distributor of lead-acid batteries. Contact your repair/maintenance garage regarding their battery return policy. Following are a few examples of retailers who accept lead-acid batteries.

To find out more about lead-acid batteries, visit the NYSDEC Lead-Acid Battery page (

Advanced Auto Care
303 Hamilton St., Geneva

Midas Geneva
816 Route 5&20, Geneva

462 Hamilton Street, Geneva

Mavis Tire
368 Hamilton Street, Geneva


It has been estimated that 85% of textiles (clothes, cloth bags, unused bolts of cloth, blankets, etc.) are currently landfilled. Consider donating your unwanted textiles. What they cannot reuse, they will sell as salvage materials to be recycled. Consider donating blankets, towels, and other bedding material to your local animal shelter. Contact these organizations for information on what they will accept and whether or not your donation is tax deductible.

Seventh Day Adventist Church
3535 Number Nine Rd., Geneva

Geneva Corps
41 North St. PO Box 532, Geneva

Zion Lutheran Church
18 Snell Rd., Geneva

Center of Concern
58 Avenue D, Geneva

Salvation Army Family Store
979 Rte. 5 & 20, Geneva

The Linden Exchange
430 Exchange St., Geneva


E-waste consists of unwanted, non-working, or obsolete electronic products including cell phones, computer equipment, printers, fax machines, printer cartridges etc. Visit the DEC’s website for a list of electronic equipment manufacturers registered in NYS who accept electronic waste and their electronic waste acceptance program websites and contact information. Contact these local drop-off sites for information regarding the e-waste they will accept.

January 21st Collection Day: find more information here!

Staples #1236
337 Hamilton St., Geneva

The Salvation Army
979 Route 5 and 20, Geneva

Fluorescent or Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs

Fluorescent and compact fluorescent lightbulbs contain mercury which can be released into the environment. Recycling these bulbs will allow for the reuse of the glass, metals and other materials that make up fluorescent lights. Virtually all components of a fluorescent bulb can be recycled. Consider contacting the following retailers regarding your CFL recycling needs or save your bulbs for an Ontario County sponsored hazardous waste day.

3030 Sessler Drive, Geneva

Valu Home Centers
361 Hamilton Street, Geneva


Do you have a piece of furniture or other large item that you no longer need? Individual trash haulers (listed above) can schedule a pickup of your large item. Prices for this service will vary by hauler. You may also consider donating your piece to these local agencies who may provide a receipt for your tax deductible donation.

Salvation Army Family Store
979 Rte. 5 & 20 Geneva, NY 14456

Center of Concern
58 Avenue D, Geneva, NY 14456

Pharmaceuticals (Unused Medications)

Safely dispose of your prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Ontario County hosts two “Unwanted Pharmaceutical Collection Days” each year. To find out when the next collection day is and to learn more about pre-registering for the next event please call: (585) 394-3977 x 427.

City of Geneva Police Department
255 Exchange Street, Geneva
Geneva P.D. Medication Return

Plastic Bags

Plastic bags should not be placed in your recycling bin. Plastic bags and films cause a huge problem in recycling centers. Bring your plastic bags and films to the following locations for recycling.

Wal-Mart Supercenter
990 State Route 5 & 20, Geneva

3030 Sessler Dr., Geneva

300 Hamilton St., Geneva

Tops Markets
381 Hamilton St., Geneva


Bring your tires for recycling to any tire retailer. If you haven’t purchased your tires from that retailer, there may be a small fee. Tires may be shredded and turned into products including synthetic turf, playground surfaces and road embankments. Following is a representative number of tire retailers in Geneva that will take your tires for recycling.

Mavis Tire
368 Hamilton St, Geneva

Mr. Tire Auto Service Centers
841 Canandiagua Rd., Geneva

Trombley Tire and Auto
212 Exchange Street, Geneva

Midas Geneva
816 Route 5&20, Geneva

Yard Waste

The City of Geneva manages a yard debris pick-up program twice each year. You may also bring your yard debris to the Doran Avenue Transfer Station at the hours listed below. Yard debris is delivered to Sensenig’s Landscape Supply where it is shredded and turned into mulch.


The City of Geneva will begin debris pick up on Monday, October 17th

Residents may place yard debris between the sidewalk and curb for City removal.   Please place all leaves and other suitable debris in paper bags. Properties with bagged leaves will be serviced first, whenever operationally possible.  Please note we will not collect debris on private property, near parked cars, or in plastic bags.  Debris must be no longer than 4 feet and not more than 4 inches in diameter.  No construction debris, wood, plastic, garbage, glass, furniture, etc.

The City of Geneva will provide a limited amount of leaf bags. Bags can be picked up at City Hall during normal operating hours.  Please be advised that residents are encouraged to bring debris to the Doran Avenue Transfer Station.

The Transfer Station is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Saturday 8am-12pm on September 24th, October 8th & 22nd and November 5th & 19th

Please call 789-3101 if you have any questions.


Heavy metals in televisions shield the cathode ray tubes that make up the screen. Liquid crystal displays do not have cathode ray tubes, but they contain mercury, a hazardous toxin. Keep these toxins out of the environment by disposing of your television responsibly. The Salvation Army is currently accepting televisions at no charge.

The Salvation Army
979 Route 5 and 20, Geneva