Frequently Asked Questions
What do the letters in MOSA stand for?
MOSA stands for Montgomery Otsego Schoharie Solid Waste Management Authority.
Where are MOSA Transfer Stations located?
MOSA currently operates five (5) convenient Transfer Station locations throughout the Montgomery, Otsego, and Schoharie County area. For more information, click here.
What kind of items can I bring in to a MOSA Transfer Station?
For a list of Acceptable/Unacceptable items, click here.
What hours are MOSA Transfer Stations open?
All MOSA Transfer Stations are open 7:00AM to 3:00PM Monday through Friday. Montgomery and Schoharie County locations are open 8:00AM to 11:30AM on Saturday, while Otsego County locations are open 7:00AM to 3:00PM on Saturday. All MOSA Transfer Stations are closed on Sunday and the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Do I need a permit in order to use MOSA transfer stations?
For Resident Users, only a valid NYS Drivers License is required. For additional account options, click here.
What are the payment options at MOSA transfer stations?
Payment options include cash, bank check, money order, or a check that matches the name and signature on your drivers license. We do not currently accept debit or credit cards. For additional account options, click here.
I'm not from Montgomery, Otsego, or Schoharie County. Can I still bring items to MOSA?
Yes, items can be brought to any MOSA Transfer Station from any location.
Can I bring items in on a trailer?
Yes, items can be brought to any MOSA Transfer Station on a trailer. Make sure the items are secured and/or covered.
Can I bring items in with a rental truck?
Yes, items can be brought to any MOSA Transfer Station with a rental truck. Make sure the items are secured and/or covered.
When is the next Household Hazardous Waste Event?
For details about the next HHW event closest to you, click here.
How can I dispose of paints and stains?
Oil based paints and stains can be brought to any Household Hazardous Waste Event. For details about the next HHW event closest to you, click here.
To properly dispose of Latex based paint, it will first need to be dried out. MOSA is unable to accept latex based paint in its liquid form. To dry out excess latex based paint, mix in cat litter, sawdust, or paint hardening crystals (available at most local paint or hardware stores) into the paint can. Once the paint is dry, you can dispose of the cans in your regular household trash.