Composting

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 kjm8@cornell.edu or
(607) 584-5013.

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 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Broome County Division of Solid Waste Management

Contact

Kevin Mathers
Environment, Natural Resources Educator
kjm8@cornell.edu
(607) 584-5013

Last updated July 18, 2017