Recycling / Reuse

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Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. (Reuse Center closes at 4:30p.m.)


(845) 255-8456


(845) 255-4153


PO Box 550
3 Clearwater Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
United States

In 2011, New Paltz was offered the opportunity to partner with EPA as one of thirteen municipalities nationally to participate in a zero waste initiative. New Paltz has created a zero waste action plan which was adopted by both Village and Town boards leading the way to achieve its 2018 zero waste goals.  Zero Waste Action Plan
As a zero waste community, it strongly encourages waste reduction, diversion and recycling. 

New Paltz operates a municipal drop-off center and accepts garbage from PERMITTED USERS for a fee 2018 Fee Schedule, This is a residential facility so there are limits to quantities. One cubic yard of garbage and one cubic yard of recycling. That's 3 X 3 X 3'. Anything over that should go to the UCRRA facility.

The New “Rs”: ReDuce, ReUse, RePurpose, ReCycle

The ReUse Center is open to the public 5 days a week for shopping. We can also provide DeConstruction Information (which is still a program in-the-works) as a green alternative to demolition and disposal.  We have information on computer reuse, and a demonstration area on site to learn about composting and edible plants.

Compost Supplies are limited and may not always be available.  Currently MULCH is not available. 2018 Fees are: $30/yard compost.

Zero in on Zero Waste! Used materials are a local resource! Want to donate- 
Moving? Redecorating or renovating? Donate your gently used furniture and housewares (and clothes too) to the Salvation Army 61 N Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-9852, Good Will 1354 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 336-3303.  The Reuse Center IS NOT currently accepting electronics. Contact for their free drop off location and hours.

- Find quality supplies for arts and crafts projects, housewares, home decor, building materials, and much more and at up to 90% off store prices. And there is lots of free stuff too. Inventory changes quickly and there are new items everyday.

- Join us at New Paltz ReUse and make a difference in your local community! We have many opportunities for volunteers to support our mission to enhance community, economy, and environment through ReUse. Whether you can commit to a few hours each week or one weekend a year, we can use your help! For more information stop by or email us [Contact]

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Laura Petit Recycling Coordinator (845) 255-8456
Daniel Torres Town Board Liaison
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