Three bay wooden compost bins.

Community Composting

The community compost program offers opportunity for near-by Broome County residents to compost their food scraps, garden, and yard waste. Individuals living in apartments where composting is not permitted or houses with limited backyard space are encouraged to join. After a short training when joining, members will have access to add their compostable materials at any time during the week.

We expect members to gain experience and skills gained as site maintenance will be shared by members and volunteers. We hope that composting will become an activity that members will continue to support beyond this program.

Location

To the right of the Broome County Regional Farmers Market at 840 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905.

Residents in Broome County are eligible to join the program. Given that there is only one location, the number of participants may be limited as to fit within the capacity of the composting bins. Frequent visitors of the Broome County Regional Farmers Market, Cutler Botanic Garden, and Taste NY store may also be most interested in joining.

How to Join

  • Fill out the Community Composting Program Sign-Up survey
  • Email Josh at jse67@cornell.edu or call (607) 772-8953 
  • Attend a short (30-60 minute) compost training/orientation
    • This training will cover the basics of composting and operations of the compost system
  • Must sign the Community Compost Member Agreement , follow rules of the group, and meet the minimal service requirement
  • Must provide a designated form of communication that can be checked at least once a week

Contact

Josh Enderle
Recycling and Composting Educator
jse67@cornell.edu
(607) 584-5011

Last updated April 7, 2021