Disposing of your household garbage can be handled one of two ways - taking your trash to a local transfer station or hiring a local solid waste hauler.
Otsego County belongs to a three county solid waste authority known as MOSA - the Montgomery-Otsego-Schoharie Authority. MOSA operates two solid waste transfer stations in Otsego County.
The Southern Transfer Station is located near Oneonta, at I-88 Exit 13 on Silas Lane and is open Monday-Saturday from 7am - 3pm. Call (607) 432-9540.
The Northern Transfer Statation is located one mile north of Cooperstown on NYS Rt. 28 and is open for residents Monday through Saturdays from 7:00am - 3:00pm. Commerial haulers are accepted Monday through Friday. Call (607) 547-5967. Click here for the rules for the Norther Transfer Station.
Additionally, several towns in the county have a station at which a local trash hauler is set up once or twice a week to receive bags of garbage for a fee. See the link to "Drop-off Centers" for more details about this local garbage service.
Local haulers provide varying levels of solid waste services. See the link to the current list of haulers.
In 2011, Otsego County will not be implementing a subsidy to commercial haulers because of the lower tipping fee rate of $69/ton. MOSA 2010 Solid Waste Report - DRAFT
The 2011 MOSA Tipping Fee for Non-Hazardous Waste is $69.00/ton for all Otsego County Haulers and residential deliveries. Residential bag delivery is $3.00 per bag. Futher details for the 2011 rate schedules can be accessed at MOSA Website.
Final Report: Otsego County Long Term Solid Waste Management Plan, November 2009