Free Recycling Center Available to Akwesasne Residents

Location: 179 County Route 43, Fort Covington, NY

Benefits of Recycling

  • The energy saved when recycling one glass bottle is enough to power a light bulb for four hours.
  • Recycling helps to save energy and reduces reliance on foreign oil.
  • Recycling conserves natural resources, such as timber, water and minerals
  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incenerators
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change.
  • Helps create new well paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States.
  • The energy saved when recycling one glass bottle is enough to power a light bulb for four hours.

Recycling Preparation Guide

How to Prepare Your Materials Before Coming to the Transfer Station

Preparing your materials for disposal at the transfer station is easy and doesn’t require a lot of work. The main thing to remember is to keep your garbage separate from your recyclables.

Using separate bags for your garbage and recyclables is the easiest way to keep them separate. Please don’t use the Tribe’s blue bags to dispose of your garbage at the transfer station; you may use your bags if you bring your garbage to the transfer station. Please prepare your recyclables according to the Tribe’s recycling guide.

  • Recyclables should be empty and clean - rinse away all residue - remove and recycle metal caps and lids - it is not necessary to remove labels or metal and plastic rings - break down / flatten cardboard boxes.
  • Plastic bags are Not recyclables. Please debag all Recyclables

One exception: Shredded paper can be left in a bag

  • Corrugated cardboard boxes
  • Corrugated cardboard packaging
  • Corrugated cardboard pizza boxes
  • Not waxed, not wet, no grease & no glossy paint
  • newspaper & Inserts
  • junk mail & Circulars
  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Phone & Paperback Books
  • Brown Grocery Bags
  • Computer & Office Paper
  • Clean & Dry Corrugated Cardboard
  • Code 1 - 7 Accepted
  • Containers - Jugs, Jars, Bottles and Tubes
  • Cartons - Juice, Milk, Soy, Broth & Soup
  • Plastic Food Trays

NO: Plastic Bags or Films, Toys, Styrofoam, Motor oil Bottles, Furniture, Clothes Hangers or Hard Brittle Plastics

  • Tin Food Cans
  • Aluminum Food & Beverage Cans
  • Deposit Cans
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Aluminum Plates & Trays
  • Empty Aerosol Cans

NO: Metal - Cardboard Containers ( cocoa & Motor Oil), Silverware, or Small Appliances.


  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars
  • No broken glass
  • No mirrors


  • Recycle & donate textiles to local thrift shops and other Take-Back programs
  • Recycle & bring textiles to the Stop & Swap event
  • Clothing
  • Accessories (scarves, purses, etc.)
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Shoes
  • Rugs

Items That Should Not Be Placed in Your Recycling Bin

Sharps: Please place sharps in a puncture resistant container, label it "needles" or "sharps". SRMT Health Services will provide containers and disposal for sharps to all Akwesasne Community Members.

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