Recycling

Broome County Single Stream Recycling

Broome County has expanded the recycling program to include even more materials and has added a new mixed rigid plastics drop-off at the landfill!  

 Recycle  Broome County Recycling Brochure (pdf, 53k) 

    *ALL HAULERS ARE REQUIRED TO ACCEPT AND RECYCLE THE BELOW LISTED ITEMS*        

WHAT TO RECYCLE 

PAPER

  • Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, manila folders, envelopes, brown paper bags
  • White, colored notebook and fax paper
  • Soft and hard cover books 
  • Wrapping paper (non-metallic)

No blue prints, carbon copy paper, metallic paper, tissues, napkins, paper towels, paper cups, paper plates or paper egg cartons

CARDBOARD

  • All Cardboard Boxes
  • Pizza boxes
  • Corrugated boxes (wavy middle layer)
  • Single layer cardboard (cereal boxes) 

No wax covered cardboard (can scrape off wax with your finger nail), mold covered or food contaminated material

CARTON

  • Milk and juice cartons 

GLASS

  • Clear, brown and green (jars and bottles only)

No window pane glass, mirrors, ceramics, plates, cups or light bulbs

PLASTICS

  • Food and beverage containers
  • Detergent, Shampoo containers, etc
  • Landscape plant trays & flower pots (no soil)   
  • Microwave trays   
  • Small plastic totes   
  • Plastic dish drainers   
  • Small plastic toys   
  • Small plastic waste baskets   
  • Foam egg cartons only 
  • Foam cups  (no other foam products) 
  • Plastic cups (clear & colored)   
  • Plastic clamshell containers (fruit, vegetable, bakery)   
  • Plastic reusable bottles   
  • Plastic reusable food storage containers   

No plastic bags*, plastic film*, styrofoam packing material, automotive fluid containers, small appliances, utensils and plates.

*Plastic bags and plastic film can be recycled through bag recycling programs at store locations

METALS

  • Tin and steel food and beverage cans
  • Aluminum pans, cans and clean foil
  • Metal pots, pans and bowls   

No utensils, hangers or scrap metal

Recycling Frequently Asked Questions >>

 

BC LANDFILL DROP-OFF

DROP-OFF ONLY

  • MOTOR OIL AND ANTIFREEZE (Landfill Drop-off)
    5 gallons per person per visit or take to any oil change service station
     
  • BATTERIES (Landfill Drop-off)
    Lead acid batteries
    All household batteries
    If leaky or corroded, please place in plastic bag
     
  • SINGLE STREAM RECYCLABLE MATERIALS (Landfill Drop-off)
    See list of materials above (What to Recycle) or Broome County Recycling Guide
     
  • BULK MIXED RIGID PLASTICS RECYCLING (Landfill Drop-off)  NEW!
    (This is a special plastic recycling program that is separate from the regular   recycling program materials)
      

    Plastic bucket with metal hands
    Plastic milk/soda crate
    Plastic laundry baskets and totes
    Plastic lawn furniture
    Plastic drums and garbage cans
    Plastic toys and pet carriers
    Plastic coolers
    Plastic shelving
    Plastic flower pots and trays (no soil)
    PET blister pack
    5 gallon water bottles
    Automotive plastic (bumpers, pick-up truck bed liners, grills, hub caps)

    Material NOT accepted as part of the bulk mixed rigid plastic drop-off are:
    PVC pipe/tubing,vinyl siding
    Glass, metal, wood, paper, clothes, Styrofoam
    Poly coated paper
    Flexible water hoses, hazardous material or medical waste
    Narrow neck liquid containers; small plastic containers (yogurt cups & bottles)
    Oil/chemical containers.

For More Information Call Division of Solid Waste Management 607.778.2250

 

RECYCLING DROP-OFF SITES 

Materials accepted at drop-off sites include all materials listed on this page. Used motor oil, batteries, antifreeze and oil filters can be recycled at the Broome County Landfill drop-off only.

 

BATTERY ONLY DROP-OFF SITES

As of June 8, 2011 all retailers selling rechargeable batteries are required to accept back the same type of rechargeable battery for recycling. Check with a local retailer.

NOTE: Store locations will only accept rechargeable batteries. The Broome County Landfill accepts all household batteries such alkaline, button batteries and rechargeable batteries for recycling.

Battery Recycling Guide

NEED A RECYCLING BIN?

Residential

To replace or receive a new 18 gallon yellow curbside recycling bin, please contact your private or municipal hauler.  Below is a list of municipality contact numbers.  For private haulers check the yellow pages.

For a larger 32 gallon bin bring your usasble yellow 18 gallon bin to the County Landfill to trade it in for a 32 gallon bin.  The 32 gallon bins are only available at the landfill. One free 32 gallon blue bin per household.  Additional 32 gallon bins may be purchased for a nominal fee.  Call 778-2250 for more information.

Municipal Haulers:

  • City of Binghamton - 607.772.7020
  • Johnson City - 607.797.3031
  • Village of Endicott - 607.757.2429
  • Town of Union - 607.786.2950

Businesses/Insitutions

Multiple 18 gallon yellow bins are available if needed. At this time the 32 gallon bins are only available to households. Please contact the Broome County Division of Solid Waste at 778-2250.

 

PLANNING A PUBLIC EVENT?  BORROW RECYCLING CONTAINERS 

 

Now it is easier than ever before to offer recycling at public events.

The Division of Solid Waste now has specialized ClearStream recycling units available for loan.  The units are compact and easy to use.

To make arrangements to borrow the units for free please call 778-2250.
Please give two weeks notice.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Material Exchange Program

Broome County is excited to be a partner of the MAT-EX Western/Central NY Materials Exchange Program. Mat-ex is a reuse program that provides opportunities for material exchanges to be made therefore keeping non-hazardous, reusable materials out of the landfill. Materials are listed under two categories: wanted and available. To view the listing and for more information on posting a listing go to www.mat-ex.org or call the Division of Solid Waste Management for a copy of the listing at 607.778.2250.

  

 

 

 


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