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Open House New York: DSNY Staten Island Transfer Station (SITS)

  • 600 West Service Road Staten Island, NY, 10314 United States (map)

The NYC Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY) Staten Island Transfer Station is the transfer point for household waste from Staten Island residents to trains that take this waste to South Carolina. It began operations in 2006 and now processes an average of 685 tons per day. DSNY holds a long-term contract with Republic Services, which manages 6 day/week rail service to Lee County Landfill in South Carolina. 

When Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island closed in 2001, DSNY shifted to a truck-based system to cart waste from the city to distant landfills. The Staten Island Transfer Station is a key part of the city’s 20-year Solid Waste Management Plan, which re-activated marine and rail transfer sites to shift waste handled by DSNY to a rail- and marine-based transportation system, dramatically reducing air pollution caused by truck-based transport.

Tour Times:

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Reservations are required for this event, be sure to REGISTER TODAY!

Access Notes: Closed toe shoes required. Some parts of the tour, including the Processing and Tipping floors, are not accessible. Video footage of all parts of the site is available on the NYC Sanitation YouTube Channel.