2023 Information

East Greenbush Transfer Station
246 Ridge Road, Rensselaer, NY 12144

Resident- Annual Permit Senior- Annual Permit
(Senior - 65+)
Non-Resident - Annual Permit Commercial Brush Permit
$140.00 $90.00 $175.00* $1500.00
RED PERMIT YELLOW PERMIT   Plus $10.00 per yard
Proof of East Greenbush
Residency Required
Proof of East Greenbush
Residency Required
Senior Age - 65
Proof of Residency Required Annual Permit for Commercial
Landscaping Companies

*2024 Rates remain the same
Effecitve October 1st of each year, residents can purchase permits at half the price of the annual permit.

If you are transporting brush and leaves to the transfer station, please be sure to Cover Your Load

Anyone electing to use the Transfer Station must have a Permit. Each Permit holder will be issued a sticker; the sticker must be kept with the punch card at all times so it is clearly visible to the attendant.

                         Due to Albany Landfill restrictions, there are NO overloads allowed on                                                                            Friday or Saturday.

Permits and Punch Cards may be purchased at:
Town Clerk's Office - Monday – Friday with CASH, CHECK or CARD (plus transaction fee of $2.95).
Transfer Station - Tuesday – Saturday with CHECK only.

Resident - Punch Card Proof of East Greenbush Residency Required
$120.00 52 Punch Card
$60.00 25 Punch Card
Non-Resident - Punch Card Proof of Residency Required
$130.00 52 Punch Card


In addition to a permit, a punch card must be purchased to avoid a fee each time the facility is used. The punch card will be “punched” by the attendant depending on the quantity of refuse brought to the Transfer Station. The number of “punches” is determined at the discretion of the attendant acting within the guidelines established by the Town.

Punch cards allow for  disposal as follows:

  • 52 (fifty-two) Punch Card  allows for disposal of 52 bags
  • 25 (twenty-five) Punch Card allows for disposal of 25 bags.
  • Each bag must be 40-gallons or less.
  • You MUST bring your punch card with you. 

All transactions at the Transfer Station can only be paid by check. Make payable to Town of East Greenbush

Residents may purchase as many punch cards as necessary. Remaining “punches” at the end of the year are rolled over to the following calendar year. NO REFUNDS will be granted to anyone who purchases a permit regardless of the time of year or circumstances surrounding such refund request.

COSTS FOR ADDITIONAL ITEMS: Payment may be made by Additional Punches or by Check ONLY

ITEM $ Cost # of Punches ITEM $ Cost # of Punches
Passenger Vehicle Tires $10.00 5 Punches Rugs/Carpets(up to 12'x10') $20.00 10 Punches
Pool Liners/Covers $10.00 5 Punches Sinks/Toilets $10.00 5 Punches
Chair $10.00 5 Punches Wood Furniture $20.00 10 Punches
Couch $20.00 10 Punches All METAL Household Appliances   FREE
Mattress/Box Spring $30.00 15 Punches Any appliances with refrigerant $16.00 8 Punches
Televisions:  $20.00 10 Punches All Metal   FREE
Commercial Tires NOT Accepted Home Demolition Materials 
20.00/40-gal 10 Punches

Household construction/demolition debris will be charged $20.00 per 40-gallon container. All debris must fit into a barrel and cannot contain any of the Prohibited Items listed below:

With a permit, the following items are accepted at no additional charge:
Tree limbs (less than four inches in diameter)
Tin Cans
Household Batteries
Glass Bottles/Jars
Plastic Containers

All Residents can bring bagged brush/leaves/grass clippings (in brown, recyclable bags) at no charge. 
Cover your load - NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law (Section 380-a) requires a cover.
No permit is required for brush.
Proof of residency required.
For your safety and our security you must arrive 15 minutes before closing to drop brush in the pile.


Prohibited Items:

  • Commercial Construction/Demolition Debris
  • Motor Oil
  • Paint
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Roof Shingles
  • Tree Stumps
  • Infectious Items
  • Propane Tanks

In addition, other items may be deemed dangerous or otherwise not acceptable by the facility attendant.

2023 Holiday Schedule

Operation Hours for the Transfer Station
Monday Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 AM - 4:55 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:55 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Closed on the Following Holidays 2023
New Year's Day Sunday, January 1, 2023
Juneteenth* Monday, June 19, 2023
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Veteran's Day Saturday, November 11, 2023
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2023
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 24, 2023
Christmas Day Monday, December 25, 2023

*Updates to Holidays made after Union Contract was completed.  Juneteenth has been added, and the Transfer Station will now be open on Election Day.


Closed on the Following Holidays 2024
New Year's Day Monday, January  1, 2024
Juneteenth Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Independence Day Thursday, July 4, 2024
Veterans Day Monday, November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28, 2024
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 29, 2024
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25, 2024


Spring/Fall Cleanup Dates and the 2024 Amnesty Week Will be posted on the Town Website and in the Advertiser once the dates have been determined

Please remember the following when bringing items to the Transfer Station:

  • Household items must be bagged.
  • Due to Albany Landfill restrictions, there are NO overloads allowed on Friday or Saturday.
  • Please do not leave trash when the Transfer Station is CLOSED.
  • Absolutely no commercially owned landscaping businesses allowed to utilize facilities without a permit.
  • No scavenging or “picking” will be allowed on the Transfer Station premises.

Violation of Transfer Station policies will result in the permit holder being subject to penalties under Town Law.

2024 Rates Approved via Resolution 248-2023
Website Updated: 11/28/2023