Broome County Landfill

*Please Note:  Compost is available.

Location & Hours

286 Knapp Rd
Binghamton, NY 13905

M-F  7:00am-2:45pm
Sat. 7:00am-11:45am

*Landfill will be closed in observance of the following holidays: Memorial Day (Monday, 5/25/15), Independence Day (Friday, 7/3/15 & Saturday, 7/4/15), Labor Day (Monday, 9/7/15), Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, 11/26/15), Christmas Day (Friday, 12/25/15) & New Year's Day (Friday, 1/1/16).

Landfill Tip Fee Pricing

Tip fees are prorated by weight and material type.  A complete listing of tip fees is listed in the Landfill User Guide.

Please Note: Credit cards are not accepted;cash or check only. 

Loads Must Be Covered

Covered loads are required to and from the landfill. All vehicles transporting solid waste and source separated recyclables to, entering and/or exiting the landfill site shall have loads appropriately covered or confined in the vehicle by use of tarpaulins, nets or other devices to prevent material from blowing or falling out from the vehicle. (It’s the law!) Failure to comply is a violation and subject to a fine.

Remember . . . When hauling trash, put a lid on it! Keep our roadways litter free.

Permit Information

Residential Customers can apply for a free permit sticker to save time weighing in and out.

Commercial customers must obtain a permit issued by the landfill.  Permits are for one year (July 1-June 30) and are prorated on a per month basis for the remainder of the year.  The application fee is $55 plus $30 per vehicle.  

For more information call 607-763-4450. 

Freon Units

Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers must be kept separate from all other materials. Notify the scale operator of all units being disposed of.
*Refrigerator and freezer doors must be off of the unit.*

The tip fee for freon units is $10.00 each.

Loads Requiring Waste Transporter Manifest

As per 6 NYCRR Part 360 Regulations and Division Policy each load of the following waste types require a Division accepted standardized Waste Transporter Manifest:

  • Sewage Sludge (biosolids)
  • Water Treat Plant Residuals
  • Grease Trap Waste
  • Waste Tires
  • Petroleum Contaminated Soil
  • Asbestos Waste
            Friable Asbestos
            Non-Friable Asbestos (Division Policy)

The below standardized manifest is required by the Division to receive approval for disposal.
Waste Transporter Manifest


Friable Asbestos (easily crumbled, pulverized or reduced to powder)-Must be properly wetted down and double bagged in accordance to New York State regulations. Residents and commercial haulers should contact the landfill at 763-4434 to obtain approval to dispose asbestos at the landfill. If a commercial hauler is being used a valid NYSDEC 364 permit must be on file with the scalehouse and a manifest must accompany each load.  Friable asbestos is only accepted prior to 1:00pm on Thursdays.

Non-Friable Asbestos (roofing shingles, siding, floor & ceiling tiles)- Must be separated from other wastes. Notify the scale operator that the material being disposed of is non-friable asbestos.

For more information call 763-4460.

Residential Asbestos Form

Commercial Manifest Form

Give Back Program

Materials such as compost and wood pallets are available at no cost to residents while supplies last.

*Pleas note:  The landfill currently has compost available.   

Brochures & Documents

Broome County Virtual Landfill Tour

The Broome County Landfill is a state-of-the-art facility.  Many residents have never visited the facility and often in error think of what years ago was a traditional dump.  Join us on this virtual tour as we show the ongoing activities at the landfill as we work to operate a clean facility for our residents.


Snowy Owls Spotted at the Broome County Landfill 2013

As winter approached in 2013 the Broome County Landfill prepared to face the harsh weather ahead when two snowy owls arrived and settled in.  The appearance of these graceful flyers quickly became a hot topic among staff and wildlife enthusiasts far and wide.  

It has been an unusual year as snowy owls have been spotted in the Northeast US, all the way down to South Carolina since early December.  Scientists have not deduced why the owls, which normally spend most of their lives around the Arctic Circle, have appeared in such large numbers.

The snowy owl is the largest in North America and is identifiable by its beautiful white plumage that helps to hide it in its normal Arctic habitat. The females are white with spots on their wings and only the males are completely white.  A snowy owl's preferred food is lemmings and an adult may eat three to five every day.  The owls supplement their diet with rabbits, rodents, birds, and fish. Unlike most owls, which are nocturnal, snowy owls are diurnal, so they hunt and are active both day and night.

The below snowy owl pictures were provided and taken by Jim Borden of Borden Photography (


Snowy owl at the Broome County Landfill.                          Photo taken by Jim Borden
Snowy owl at the Broome County Landfill.                          Photo taken by Jim Borden
Snowy owl and hawk at the Broome County Landfill.               Photo taken by Jim Borden



 Snowy owl and hawk at the Broome County Landfill.               Photo taken by Jim Borden