Town of Bethel
Sullivan County, New York

Transfer Station


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 300
White Lake, NY 12786


Old White Lake Turnpike
Swan Lake
, NY 12783
Phone:  (845) 292-4505

Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (7 days a week)
Subject to change during major holidays.

Jim Davis, Operator
Terri Lynch, Asst. Operator 

The Town of
Bethel Transfer/Recycling Station (dump or landfill) is open seven days a week 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  Closed major holidays. 

The transfer station is for
Bethel residents only.  All cars entering the transfer station must have a permit.  The permits are free and can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s office. 

(See Transfer Station Regulations to the right for details):

The Transfer station will accept household garbage, used oil, junk metal products, recyclables, car batteries, tires.  Bulk Waste (mattresses, couches, etc.) will no longer be accepted as of
November 1, 2005 and must be taken to any County Facility.  See Transfer Station Regulations on the right side of this page for complete rules.

2020 Clean-up Day Sat., May 30th & Sun., May 31st.

The yearly spring clean-up is the first Saturday in May once it is approved by the
County Legislature.  The clean-up allows bulk waste to be dumped at no charge once a year.  There is no curbside pick-up.  Please sort your items (tires,car batteries, car oil, recyclables, electronics, household waste, and bulk items - they go in separate locations. Check with attendant at gate. Please use social distancing guidelines. There may be a delay, please be patient as our staff process everyone. We expect over 800 vehicles.
Transfer Station accepts cash or checks.

There also is a Salvation Army bin for clothes and small items.   

Recyclables (#1 through #7 plastic, glass, and metal cans) are free all year. Now can be placed in one container.
Styrofoam is not recyclable, cut up and bag it with household waste.

Newspapers, magazines, and cardboard must be sorted and
should be bundled and placed in designated containers.  Free.

Computer Monitors and T.V.'s (that are not flat screen), fluorescent bulbs, refrigerated units (a.c., refrigerators, freezer), ballasts, are accepted for a small fee.

Flat screen TV's and Computer Monitors are free.  All others are free at Sullivan County.

Electronics such as radios, computers, etc. are free.

Tires are accepted for a small fee.

Household  garbage is $2.50 up to a 30 gallon bag unless coupons are purchased.  The discounted rate for coupons is $2.00 up to a 30 gallon bag.  Anything larger than a 30-gallon bag is either $5.00 or 2 coupons.  Coupons can be purchased; one book of 15 is $30.00 at the Town Hall (cash, check or credit card) or Transfer Station (check or cash). 

 At no time is construction debris or roof shingles allowed at the Transfer Station.

The Town of Bethel does not have a sanitation department for household pick-up.  This is handled by independent waste haulers, check your phone book for area companies.
Facilities Operated by the County:

Sullivan County Landfill       (845) 807-0290

Ferndale Transfer Station     (845) 292-3670

Mamakating Transfer Station  (845) 888-0256

Western Sullivan Transfer Station  (845) 932-8845

Highland Transfer Station (845) 557-6983

Rockland Transfer Station (845) 439-3654
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