Flood Victims Get More Time to Dispose of Debris at Landfill

     BINGHAMTON, NY - Broome County Executive Barbara Fiala announces today that the suspension of the tipping fee at the landfill for flood victims will continue beyond the original April 19th deadline.

"We have determined that victims need more time to assess their damage and clean it up." Said Broome County Executive Barbara Fiala. "We have not set a new deadline at this time. We will review the situation on a week by week basis and decide when to reinstate the tipping fee."

Pursuant to Section 179-9 of the Broome County Charter and Code, tipping fees normally charged to landfill customers, will be suspended for flood related items only. People can bring their debris to the landfill and fill out a waiver application and dump their items for free.

Municipalities and private haulers that have removed flood debris for property owners, who experienced damage due to the floods, may apply for the fee waiver on behalf of the individual property owner.

The application, filled out either by the individual, or by the municipality or private hauler, should be filed with the Broome County Division of Solid Waste Management at the landfill. The applications can be found at goBroomeCounty.com. You may also call the landfill at 607.763.4434 and they will fax you a copy. Residents and business owners can also fill out the form in person at the landfill.

This fee waiver is only available for flood damaged debris and does not include any other type of refuse. It is also only available to Broome County residents.

Application for Storm Debris Tipping Fee Waiver (Residential)

Application for Storm Debris Tipping Fee Waiver (Commercial Hauler)