In Onondaga County, trash can either be picked up at the curb by a waste hauler, or you can bring it to our Rock Cut Road Drop-Off Site in Jamesville. Our community’s trash becomes an energy source through OCRRA’s Waste-to-Energy Facility. If your hauler doesn’t regularly pick something up, it doesn’t mean you can’t get rid of it. OCRRA provides simple drop-off solutions for disposing of bulky items, construction waste, and household toxics that require special care.

Person throwing away trash


OCRRA does not pick up curbside trash. The Agency oversees sites where Onondaga County’s Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) can be delivered and managed. Residents and businesses may bring trash, including bulky items and construction materials to Rock Cut Road Transfer Station. Haulers for municipalities regularly deliver solid waste directly to the Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facility. OCRRA’s searchable database offers guidance if you aren’t sure about options to get rid of an item.

Various household toxics

Household Toxics

Many materials don’t belong in curbside trash OR recycling bins. From cleaning supplies to automobile products and gardening chemicals, it’s important to protect wildlife and humans by keeping these materials out of waterways. OCRRA’s free Household Toxics Program offers appointments for Onondaga County residents to drop-off certain items that require special management to protect the environment. 

Waste-to-energy facility


The Onondaga County Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facility in Jamesville, is a key part of OCRRA’s environmentally sound and innovative resource recovery system. This WTE Facility safely and efficiently uses combustion to generate steam, and ultimately electricity, from the non-recyclable waste generated by our community. Without this Facility, garbage would be hauled many miles to out-of-county landfills, as was the case before the Facility was constructed. Instead, the WTE Facility enables responsible local management of the community’s non-recyclable waste.