The Recycling Department administers the recycling contract with Cardinal Disposal for the operation of the State Mandated Recycling Program in Seneca County. The responsibilities of the Recycling Department are to provide education to the taxpayers of Seneca County to maximize participation in the program and to encourage reuse of recyclable materials. The department maintains records of materials collected and is charged with the duty of receiving complaints and rectifying the problems with the contractor in a timely fashion to assure regular and routine recycling pickup is completed. Blue bins and recycling guides are purchased by the department and distributed to participants in the Recycling Program.

Free Recycling Drop-Off

Teaming up for change: that’s what the Seneca County Recycling Department, the Seneca Meadows Landfill and Cardinal Disposal are doing with a new recycling drop-off program.  Recycling collection rates are not as high as they could be in Seneca County.  The cause for which is uncertain, but one frustration, according to local residents, occurs when they miss a recycling pick-up day and the recyclables start to pile up. The drop-off boxes stationed at the Seneca Meadows Landfill will give residents an opportunity to clear out their recyclables between pick-ups and afford those who accumulate more than their eight blue bin limit a place to take the extra recyclables.

The drop-off service is free to Seneca County residents at the Seneca Meadows Landfill facility on Salcman Road, off of Route 414 in Waterloo. Drop-off hours are 6:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, 6:00 – 11:30 am on Saturday. The service is for residential recyclable materials only, and all participants must report to the scale house prior to unloading. For further information, call 315-539-5624.

The Seneca Meadows Education Center also offers free recycling education programs for community organizations. To learn more about these programs, or to schedule a presentation, call (315) 539-5624 or email

Recycling Education

Recycling Education Presentations are also provided for groups and organizations by Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension through Seneca GR&EEN (Generating Recycling and Energy Education Now).  To set up a presentation or for general recycling education questions, contact CCE at 315-539-9251 or

As part of the County’s Recycling Education efforts, Seneca County CCE maintains a website where you can obtain recycling information including guidelines, the pick-up calendar, and a search engine to find out where to recycle items that cannot recycle in your blue bin.

Season’s Greetings from all of us at the Cardinal Disposal Family.

We will be closed on Thursday November 26, 2020 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Our Office will be closing at 12:00 PM on Thursday, December 24th, 2020 and Thursday, December 31,

2020 in observance of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

We will Be closed on Friday, December 25, 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day.

For your Convenience, our drop sites at Shannon Corners Road and The Jerusalem Town Barns will be

Open Saturday, December 26, 2020 and Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

We hope you all enjoy this holiday season with your family and friends. We thank you for your continued business and look forward to serving you in the upcoming year!

In regards to the town of Seneca Falls recycling, (Friday A week) provided by Seneca County:

Due to the holiday, we are having the residents put out their recycling Wednesday night, (December 23rd 2020) for their Thursday, (December 24th 2020) pick-up. We shall revert back to the normal schedule for your next pickup.

In regards to recycling (Friday B week) in the Villages of Interlaken, Lodi and Ovid:

Due to the holiday, we are having the residents put out their recycling Wednesday night, (December 30th 2020) for their Thursday, (December 31st 2020) pick-up. We shall revert back to the normal schedule for your next pickup.

Cardinal Disposal

A J.E. Gibson Company

Cardinal Disposal is a full-service waste management company serving the residential and commercial communities of the Finger Lakes.

635 Shannon Corners Rd.,
Dundee, NY 14837

Toll-Free – 1 (800) 568-8617
(607) 243-7568

Cardinal Disposal

Questions Or Collection Concerns

Pick-ups will take place anytime between 6:30 am to 5 pm on your collection day, and may vary by area for route efficiencies. Thank you, for both your patience and the opportunity to serve you.

Holiday Schedule

Memorial Day: (Closed) Fourth of July: (Closed)  Labor Day: (Closed)  Thanksgiving: (Closed) please leave trash out on the regular scheduled day and we will pick it up as soon as possible. Christmas (closed) New Year’s (Closed) All drop site locations will be open regular scheduled hours