Composting your leaves, yard & garden trimmings, and food scraps helps reduce solid waste, save tax dollars, and improve your soil.
Workshops & Presentations
Staff can conduct free workshops or presentations on composting for garden clubs, service organizations and other adult groups. We also offer composting and recycling activities and presentations for youth audiences. Visit our 4-H School Programs page for information.
To schedule a program email or call Kevin Mathers at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Home Composting Demonstration Site
Our home composting demonstration site, located in Cutler Botanic Gardens, features both commercial and homemade compost bins along with tips for successful composting. You can visit the site anytime between dawn and dusk. A helpful resource, Selecting A Backyard Compost Bin provides guidance on deciding what type of bin may work best for your situation.
Compost Bin Sales
The Broome County Division of Solid Waste Management has Earth Machine compost bins for sale at the Broome County Landfill at a discounted price of $45. Landfill hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
For more information, call the Broome County Landfill at (607) 778-2250.
Composting Newsletter 2016 Fall Compost Notes
Home Composting Resources:
Cornell Waste Management Institute
Last updated August 2, 2017