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.

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.

Route Schedule Changes starting January 1, 2024

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