Recycling

Recycling:

  • Reduces waste and extends the life of the Broome County Landfill
  • Conserves natural resources and energy
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for global warming

But, it’s important to get the right stuff in your curbside bin. When the wrong stuff ends up in bins it creates extra work at sorting facilities (MRF’s) and can make it more difficult to recycle the targeted materials.

Recycling Presentations

Staff can present free talks and demonstrations on recycling for service organizations, clubs and other groups in Broome County. To schedule a presentation email or call Kevin Mathers at kjm8@cornell.edu or (607) 584-5013.

CCE-Broome also offers recycling and composting lessons and activities for youth. Visit our 4-H School Programs page for information.

Helpful Recycling and Waste Management Links

The links below provide information on what and how to recycle and/or properly dispose of many common household products in Broome County.

What Belongs in my Curbside Bin?

The Broome County Division of Solid Waste Management’s Recycling page provides information on what to put in your bin, as well as information about the bulk rigid plastics recycling program at the Broome County Landfill.

Recycling/Reuse options for other items

There are options for recycling items not accepted in curbside bins. Visit Broome County’s Recycling and Reuse Guide.

Want to recycle and dispose of unwanted hazardous waste?

Broome County operates a Hazardous Waste Collection Facility year-round at the Broome County Landfill. There are also drop-off collection points at the landfill for batteries and used motor oil, transmission/brake fluid, and antifreeze.

Where do I recycle batteries?

In New York State retail stores that sell rechargeable batteries are required to accept the same types of rechargeable batteries they sell for recycling. Drop-off locations to recycle other household batteries can be found on Broome County’s Recycling page

Contact

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

Last updated July 17, 2017