Facility tours of the Agency’s facilities located at 999 Flatbush Road in Kingston offer students an opportunity to learn first-hand how curbside recyclable materials are sorted, separated and packaged at a working Materials Recovery Facility. The Agency Recycling Coordinator explains why we recycle, demonstrates what to recycle and how to prepare materials for recycling. Also available to tour is the Agency’s Organics Recovery Facility, a local and cost-effective system optimizing recycling and reuse opportunities for our community. Organics, defined for this facility/program, consist of commercially generated food waste (vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, kitchen prep, bakery items, meat, chicken and fish trimmings, cheese, etc.), approved compostable packaging, waxed cardboard, landscape trimmings, plant material, or untreated wood. Food waste is turned into compost using the extended aerated static pile method of composting. By composting, food waste is diverted from landfill disposal, saving money for all constituents while creating nutrient-rich material highly valued by gardeners, farms, nurseries and other businesses that contribute to the vitality of our community.
Do you want to see recycling and composting in action? Sign-up now to take a free tour of the Materials Recovery Facility and Organics Recovery Facility.
Directions to the Agency:
Located at 999 Flatbush Road, Kingston (Town of Ulster):
From the Thruway Circle: Take Route 28W to the first exit after the light by Johnson Ford car dealership. Enter on Route 209 North/Rhinecliff Bridge (approx 4.5 miles). The last exit before the bridge toll is Route 32. At end of ramp make a left on Route 32S (also Flatbush Road). Sign on left: Ulster Solid Waste Transfer Station. Follow road to main office entrance on the right.
From Route 9W: Take Route 9W North into Kingston. Make right at light at intersection of 9W and Route 32 (also Flatbush Road). Take Route 32N approximately 2 miles to UCRRA sign for Ulster Solid Waste Transfer Station just before Rhinecliff Bridge exit and 209 overpass. Follow road to the main office entrance on the right.