Types of Composters

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the sale of compost bins at the Landfill Scale House has been

temporarily suspended until further notice in order to protect the health and safety of our staff

and residents.  We will keep you updated with status updates as decisions are made and the situation progresses.

The Broome County Landfill has Earth Machine Composters for sale year-round. 

The units sell for $45 (includes tax). 

They can be purchased at the Broome County Landfill

located at 286 Knapp Rd, Binghamton, NY. For more information, please call 778-2250

No Bin System

This is the cheapest form of composting and is great if you have lots of yard trimmings

and a moderate to large area to locate your pile. This method can attract animals that

are likely to scavenge the pile. An open pile should be covered during prolonged

rainy weather and during the winter.

Multi Bin System

This system is efficient allowing you to have 3 working piles at different stages

of decomposition.These bins are easy to turn and harvest final compost.

They can also be made animal resistant.


Tumbler or Spinner

Self-contained barrels or drums that rotate make mixing and fast decomposition easy.

These bins are typically more expensive than other systems but can be more

convenient because they are easier to turn. They are also a good solution for small

spaces and are usually animal resistant.

Vermicomposting (Worm) Bins

Worm composting is unique because it uses food scraps only and no yard waste.

 It is a great solution for people with small yards, or no yard. Worm composting bins

can be made in any size or can be purchased. Worm bins are designed to exclude

critters that might be attracted to food scraps. A successful worm bin will not smell, and

can be harvested every few months and can be kept indoors or outdoors during the warmer months.