The Rockland County Department of Health regulates several solid waste programs to protect the public health and environment of Rockland County.  The department enforces laws and sanitary codes in regards to the generation, separation, collection, transportation and disposal of waste in Rockland County.

Waste Hauler Permitting

garbage_truck_2.jpgArticle III of the Rockland County Sanitary Code requires that all vehicles removing, collecting, transporting or disposing of offensive or non-offensive materials in Rockland County have a hauler permit issued by the Department of Health.

Hauler permit applications are available to download:

Hauler permit application for garbage, recyclables (mixed paper, commingled containers), construction & demolition debris, yard waste or scrap metal. Offensive Material Hauler permit application is needed for sewage, petroleum waste, chemical waste, medical waste, rendering waste, grease and waste oil.

For additional information, please call 845-364-2175.


Flow Control

The Rockland County Flow Control Law was adopted by the garbage_truck.jpgRockland County Legislature in 2008. The law seeks to increase the rate of recycling and provide for the safe and environmentally sound handling and disposal of the solid waste generated in Rockland. Flow Control regulates the collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste, by requiring garbage, recyclables, construction & demolition debris, and yard waste generated in the county be delivered to facilities designated by the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority.

 Regulated Waste:  Designated Facility:                 
Garbage ~>

Recyclables (mixed paper, cardboard, glass, aluminum & plastic containers) ~>

Construction & Demolition Debris (contaminated sheetrock, lumber, shingles, plaster, etc.) ~>
Concrete ~> 
Yard Waste (grass, leaves, brush) ~>   

Flow_Control.jpgDesignated facilities and the types of waste they accept are available to download or print on the Flow Control Fact Sheet and the Flow Control Map.

For additional information, please call 845-364-2175.



Household Hazardous Waste Program

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility is a drop-off collection facility that accepts household hazardous waste materials from Rockland County residents and small businesses that qualify for CESQG status. Rockland residents can drop off household hazardous waste free of charge, during operating hours.

Scheduled 2022 Drop-Off Dates:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, except holidays.
  • Saturdays: March 5, May 14, July 9, September 17, November 12.
  • Sundays: April 10, June 12, August 14, October 23, December 4.

Map and Directions to the HHW Facility

HHW Brochure - list of acceptable and non-acceptable materials


Small businesses, institutions, and non-profits in Rockland County that qualify for CESQG (Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators) status may also deliver household hazardous waste to the HHW Facility for a fee. This fee is waived for Rockland municipalities and schools. Material from CESQGs will not be accepted without an appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call 845-364-8962.


Electronic waste can be brought to the HHW Facility or participating retailers for recycling. 


Controlled substances, non-controlled substances and over the counter medications can be brought to the Rockland County Sheriff's Department, located at 55 New Hempstead Road in New City, 24 hours a day. For more information call 845-638-5401.


SHARPS are needles, syringes and lancets used by residents for self medication.

SHARPS are not accepted at the HHW facility.  Locations for disposal are listed in the SHARPS BrochureCall the disposal location before bringing your SHARPS to confirm they are open.



For a recycling guide, pick-up schedules or help setting up a recycling program at your business, please contact the Rockland Green.