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.
The Transfer Station Is Open with an Added Service - Composting!
Geneva Resource Recovery is open for all residents to bring residential yard waste and food waste.
- Private Trash Haulers
- Clothing / Textiles
- Fluorescent Lightbulbs
- Lead-Acid Batteries
- Plastic Bags
- Yard Waste
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.
Monthly Service Packages
Casella Waste Management
- $24.95 + fees per month for trash, 96 gallon tote, and recycling
- Biweekly pickup for both
Finger Lakes Disposal
- Weekly pick-up at a cost of $72.07 including all taxes for two months. They bill bimonthly.
- Every other week pick-up at a cost of 49.45 including all taxes for two months. They bill bimonthly.
- They offer commercial service and roll offs for temporary service - call for quotes.
Pay as You Throw
Lyons Road Trash Inc.
- $8.75 + Tax per pickup of trash, 96 gallon tote, + tote rental of $2.85 + tax per month
- Recycling $5 + Tax per month weekly pickup.
Lyons Road Trash Phone: 315-789-2979
Casella Phone: 888-471-3094
Finger Lakes Disposal
Finger Lakes Disposal Phone: 585-394-6055
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 appliance disposal providers for recycling options in City of 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.
Discover information on battery disposal providers for the City of 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 Geneva organizations for information on what they will accept and whether or not your donation is tax deductible.
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.
Fluorescent and compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFL) 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 local retailers regarding your CFL recycling needs or save your bulbs for an Ontario County sponsored hazardous waste day.
Do you have a piece of furniture or other large item that you no longer need? Individual trash haulers can schedule a pickup of your large item. Prices for this service will vary by hauler. You may also consider donating your piece to local agencies who may provide a receipt for your tax deductible donation.
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.
To find out more about lead-acid batteries, visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Lead-Acid Battery page.
View information on retailers who accept Lead-Acid Batteries in the City of Geneva.
Safely dispose of your prescription and over-the-counter medications to one of the following:
- 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, ext. 427.
- City of Geneva Police Department
255 Exchange Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Geneva Police Department Medication Return (PDF)
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 appropriate locations in Geneva for recycling.
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.
Bring your tires for recycling to any Geneva 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.
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.
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 through Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. Saturday 8 am to Noon on September 24th, October 8th and 22nd and November 5th and 19th
Please call 315-789-3101 if you have any questions.