286 Knapp Rd
Binghamton, NY 13905
*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).
Please Note: Credit cards are not accepted;cash or check only.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Materials such as compost and wood pallets are available at no cost to residents while supplies last.
*Please note: The landfill currently has compost available.
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.
Landfill Section IV Update
Section IV of the landfill is 99 acres in size which is divided in smaller sections referred to as “cells”. In 2009, the first load of trash was placed in Section IV Cell 1 (12 acres in size). In 2011, construction began to build Cell 2 (7 acres in size) and it received loads of trash in 2012. Most recently construction of Cell 3 began in May 2015 and is expected to be completed in September 2015. The landfill footprint of Cell 3 is approximately 8.1 acres in size, contains approximately 1,100,000 cubic yards of airspace, and has an estimated cell life of 3.9 years.
Each cell constructed has an approved liner system designed to keep the waste from impacting the surrounding environment. The landfill liner system consists of multiple layers.
The layers from the top down are:
1. A 24-inch stone layer - primary leachate collection and removal system. Piping is located along the downgradient edges inside the cell within the layer of stone designed to collect all of the liquid leachate which has drained through the waste mass.
2. Cushion geotextile -provides added protection against puncture of liner system layers
3. Primary 60 mil high density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane prevents leachate from leaving the landfill and entering the environment.
4. Geosynthetic clay liner on base of cell and extended 15 feet (5 feet vertical) up side slopes.
5. A 12-inch sand drainage layer (1x10-2 cm/sec) - secondary leachate collection and removal system. It is a backup series of pipes within the layer of sand designed to collect any leachate which was not contained by the primary liner system.
6. Geosynthetic drainage composite - secondary leachate collection and removal system
7. Secondary 60 mil HDPE geomembrane (smooth on base of cell, textured on side slopes).
8. A 24-inch low permeability soil layer (anticipated to be re-compacted, screened on-site soil).
9. Geosynthetic drainage composite – pore pressure relief system (refers to the pressure of groundwater held within a soil or rock) 10. Subgrade backfill material.
Cell 2: Crews installing the geomembrane layer of the landfill liner system.
Aerial view of Section IV Cell 1, 2 & 3.