Broome County Shred Event: July 20, 2024 from 9am-1pm

One of the primary challenges of our recycling program is contamination, which is non-recyclable materials that are put into recycling bins and ultimately disposes of. It is increasingly important to reduce the amount of contaminants in recycling streams to maintain a sustainable recycling system. The below Recycling Quick Guide shows some of the most basic and common materials we do accept and a few of the contaminates many mistakenly place in their recycling bin. Recycling Quick Guide 2019




Now it is easier than ever before to offer recycling at public events.

The Division of Solid Waste now has specialized ClearStream recycling units available for loan. The units are compact and easy to use.

To make arrangements to borrow the units for free please call 607.778.2250 or email
Please give two weeks notice.


Material Exchange Program

Broome County is excited to be a partner of the MAT-EX Western/Central NY Materials Exchange Program. Mat-ex is a reuse program that provides opportunities for material exchanges to be made therefore keeping non-hazardous, reusable materials out of the landfill. Materials are listed under two categories: wanted and available. To view the listing and for more information on posting a listing go to or call the Division of Solid Waste Management for a copy of the listing at 607.778.2250.