Broome County Landfill

You must be a Broome County resident to use the landfill. No out of county waste is accepted. Proof of residency is required.  

286 Knapp Rd
Binghamton, NY 13905                                                
* Cash or check only*

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

Landfill will be closed in observance of the following holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day.

Landfill Tip Fee Pricing and Accepted Materials 

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

Household Garbage: $45/ton; Minimum fee $4 Leaves & Yardwaste: $20/ton; Minimum fee $4
Tires: rim size up to 20": $3/tire
up to 15 tires              
Freon Units: $10/unit
         rim size over 20":  $165/ton
        *Can be on or off rims*
Bulk Metals: $45/ton; Minimum fee $4
Clean Fill: $45/ton; Minimum fee $4 C&D: $45/ton; Minimum fee $4
Friable Asbestos: Call 607.763.4450 Contaminated Soil: Call 607.778.2932

Please Note: Credit cards are not accepted; cash or check only.    
No out of county waste accepted.

Permit Information

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- Freezers, Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Dehumidfiers

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 of asbestos at the landfill. If a commercial hauler is being used a valid NYSDEC 364 permit must be on file with the scale house and a manifest must accompany each load.  Friable asbestos is only accepted prior to 1:00 pm 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 607.763.4460.

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.

*Please 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.


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. In May 2015 construction of Cell 3 began. 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.  Currently, Cell 3 is still being used and construction of Cell 4 is underway.

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 3: Crews installing the geomembrane layer of the landfill liner system.


Aerial view of Section IV Cell 1, 2 & 3.