Enter a key WORD to the right and learn how to recycle, dispose or reuse that item. Our searchable database contains hundreds of items. Can't find what you are looking for? Shoot us an email.
Find what you're looking for on the OCRRA website by entering a search phrase to the right. The more descriptive you are, the more easily you will find what you are seeking.

Rock Cut Road Drop-Off Site

The Rock Cut Road Drop-Off Site specializes in residential and small business trash and recycling disposal.

Entrance to Rock Cut Road Drop-Off Site
 The entrance to the Rock Cut Road Drop-Off Site in Jamesville, NY.


5808 Rock Cut Road
Jamesville, NY 13078

Just east of the Rock Cut Road exit on Rt. 481 North, across from the Waste-to-Energy Facility.

View Larger Map



Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Saturday: 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Closed on the following holidays:

New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day



Vehicle Entrance Fees

(Flat Rate Fees)

  • Cars, mini-vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) $12
  • Pickup trucks, vans, single-axle trailers* $25
    (Loads may be assessed an additional fee, depending on vehicle type or load.) 

* Double-axle trailers are not permitted at Rock Cut Road Drop-Off Site. They must be weighed in / out at the Ley Creek Drop-Off Site.

Additional Disposal Fees

(Surcharges added to Vehicle Entrance Fees. These charges are necessary to help defray the additional cost of properly disposing of these items in compliance with environmental regulations.)

  • Appliances with refrigerants (CFCs), including air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc. $15
  • Microwaves $5
  • Small scrap metal:
    Metal items smaller than 6 ft. and weighing less than 40 lbs. FREE
    (Larger items are subject to charge.)
  • Tires up to 20” in diameter $5 each (Limit 10 tires.)
  • Tires between 21" and 24" in diameter $8 each (No tires over 24". No off-road or tractor tires accepted. Limit 10 tires.) 

Other Services

  • Residential recyclable drop-off FREE
  • Residential trash bag sticker fee (Minimum purchase =10 stickers or $20) $2 / sticker
  • Untarped vehicle fee $25


Acceptable / Unacceptable Waste

Acceptable as C&D (Construction & Demolition)

The list is not all-inclusive. Please contact us if you have a question about waste not listed here.

  • Bricks, concrete and masonry (size restrictions apply.)
  • Corrugated cardboard (that is incidental to load.)
  • Electrical fixtures (ballasts and transformers are accepted, but they must be removed from the fixture. No ballasts or transformers with PCBs.)
  • Electrical wiring
  • Glass
  • Metal (small quantities.)
  • Non-asbestos insulation
  • Paint cans (must be empty and dry. Lids must be off.)
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Roofing shingles
  • Siding
  • Wall covering, drywall, plaster, etc.
  • Wood, untreated (including pallets – size restrictions apply.)

Acceptable as MSW (Municipal Solid Waste)

The list is not all-inclusive. Please contact us if you have a question about waste not listed here.

  • Carpeting
  • Furniture (stuffed furniture, tables, chairs, etc.)
  • Mattresses
  • Metal (no large machinery.)
  • Microwaves (surcharge applies.)
  • Tires (a surcharge applies to acceptable tires. Limit 10; no tires by the ton; off-road and tractor tires are not accepted.)
  • White goods (surcharge for items with refrigerants.)
  • Wood, treated (size restrictions apply.)

The acceptable materials listed above can be received at either of our drop-off sites.


Acceptable as Food Scraps (at Rock Cut Road Site only)

Residents that hold a Compost Site Pass may also bring food scraps to the Rock Cut Road Drop-Off Site. Yard waste and brush are not accepted at the Rock Cut Road Drop-Off Site. Learn what types of food scraps are acceptable.

Size Restrictions

Concrete, asphalt & pavement
No larger than 3’x3’x4”

No larger than 2’x2’x2”

Wood (i.e., telephone poles, railroad ties)
Nothing longer than 4’

Unacceptable Waste

  • Asbestos-contaminated material, including transite
  • Computers - if these are found in trash loads, haulers will be assessed an additional surcharge of $20.00 / item.
  • Explosives
  • Liquid wastes
  • Propane tanks and compressed gas cylinders
  • Radioactive materials, including smoke detectors
  • Sharps and syringes
  • Televisions - if these are found in trash loads, haulers will be assessed an additional surcharge of $20.00 / item.
  • Yardwaste



Site Use Info

Tarps Required

All open vehicles entering the OCRRA Drop-Off Sites MUST have a tarp covering their materials. Tarping prevents trash or recyclables from becoming litter on our roadways. It also prevents customers from being fined up to $1,000 by the DEC.

Untarped vehicles will be charged $25 per visit.


Households may bring clear or translucent 30-gallon trash bags, weighing no more than 25 lbs. a piece, to the Rock Cut Road Drop-Off Site, during regular business hours.

Each bag must be labeled with an OCRRA trash sticker. Stickers can be purchased online, at the Rock Cut Road or the Ley Creek Drop-Off Site, or they may be obtained by mail. To order by mail send a check, payable to OCRRA, to 100 Elwood Davis Road, North Syracuse, NY 13212.

Each sticker costs $2.00 and there is a minimum purchase of $20. (Stickers may be purchased in quantities of 10 or more.)


Recyclables from households can be dropped off at the Rock Cut Road Drop-Off Site at no charge. Residents are responsible for emptying recyclables into the correct container. Items must be loose, they cannot be in bags.

Small quantities of recyclables (cardboard, paper and containers) from commercial generators are accepted at the Rock Cut Road Drop-Off Site.

Commercial generators have various options:

  • If recyclable materials can be transported in blue bins (small quantities that can fit into a car, SUV or van)*, they can be delivered to the Rock Cut Road Drop-Off Site, during normal hours of operation.

    Materials in bags must be emptied into the designated container. If business is ONLY dropping recyclables off, there is no charge and they will not be charged the entrance or flat rate fee based on vehicle type.
  • If materials cannot be managed in blue bins (larger volumes that must be transported via truckload)*, they can be self-hauled to a local Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).

* Exception: Businesses may bring scrap metal or flattened cardboard in truckloads to the Rock Cut Road Drop-Off Site. Providing only recyclables are being dropped off, businesses will not be charged an entrance or flat rate fee.

Speed Limit

All vehicles must abide by the 10 mph speed limit at the site.

Save the world a little each day.
  • Icon
  • Icon
  • Icon
  • Icon
  • Icon