Recycling products is easy in Broome County, but when it comes to some items you don't use or need anymore, there are many items you can't just place out on the curb.

I have items that need to go away, including printers, kitchen appliances, and humidifiers to name a few items - all that no longer work. But what to do with them? And how about household hazardous waste? Well, Broome County has the answer.

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Broome County notes that "household hazardous waste is unusable home and garden products, which contain hazardous chemicals. Examples include pesticides, fertilizers, oil-based paints and thinners, cleaners, pool and hobby chemicals."

Materials Accepted At The Broome County Landfill

The Broome County Landfill located at 286 Knapp Road, Binghamton, accepts household hazardous waste as well as electronic recycling. Below is a list of materials accepted at the Broome County Landfill:

• Household cleaners & floor care products
• Pesticides & fertilizers
• Automobile fluids (oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, etc.)
• Driveway sealers, pool & photography chemicals
• Fire Extinguishers
• Fluorescent bulbs
• Gasoline & kerosene
• Paint is accepted anytime during normal landfill hours at no charge
• Propane tanks less than 20 pounds
• Computers, monitors, printers
• Televisions, VCRs, modems, stereos - working or not working accepted - up to 3 Televisions & 3 monitors per resident
• Laptops, keyboards, radios
• Fax machines, pagers, copiers
• Mobile phones
• Gaming consoles

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Materials Not Accepted At The Broome County Landfill

  • Low-level radioactive materials
  •  Smoke detectors 
  • Medical or infectious waste
  • Propane gas tanks over 20 pounds
  • Asbestos
  • Explosives (flares)
  • Shock-sensitive material (picric acid, crystallized ethers)
  • Countertop & small appliances (coffee makers, toasters, telephones, answering machines, vacuums, humidifiers)  Place these items in your regular trash
  • Large appliances such as dryers, washing machines, dishwashers, stoves, or microwaves
  • Refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers

And there are certain drop-off days for 2024 where there is no charge to Broome County residents. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the following dates:

March  16
April     3, 6, 20
May     1, 4, 18
June    1, 5, 15
July     3, 6, 20
August     3, 7, 17
September    4, 7, 21
October      2, 5, 19
November     2, 6, 16
December     4, 21

If you own a business, call 607.763.4460 for information and cost. For more details on recycling in Broome County, visit the Go Broome County website.

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