The Broome County Division of Solid Waste Management is introducing its new Eco Center Materials Reuse Program. The Eco Center accepts reusable construction materials from individuals, builders, remodelers and contractors.
Construction and demolition material is often in good condition and can be diverted for reuse by the community and the County is able to keep these valuable resources out of the landfill.
The Materials Reuse Program accepts reusable building materials at no cost for up to 500 lbs. For over 500 lbs there is a fee of $20 per ton. Materials are available to residents to reuse for free.
Hours of Operation
Closed: Sunday and Major Holidays
The Materials Reuse Program only accepts building materials that are in suitable condition for reuse and reserves the right to not accept any materials it deems unacceptable.
Examples of acceptable items are:
Cabinets, doors, hardware, lumber (5ft or longer), metal pipe, plywood (1/2 sheet or larger), screen doors, sheetrock (1/2 sheet or larger), trim (4ft or longer), or windows.
No paint or other household chemicals are accepted at the reuse facility.
Businesses/Contractors/Individuals Drop-off: Free (up to 500 lbs.)
Residents (no businesses): May take materials from the Eco Center for reuse for free!
All the material in our inventory will be available for free, on a first come-first serve basis to residential users. Hours of operation must be observed.
Any individual may "shop" our Material Reuse Program and collect as much material as they can use at no charge.
Materials from the Material Reuse Program are given away as-is, with no warrantees or guarantees, stated or implied. Materials may not be altered in any way on the County property.
The Material Reuse Program is completely self-service. Please bring tools for measuring and people to help load your items into your vehicle. We cannot be responsible for tying down or securing items onto or into a vehicle.
Children are discouraged from entering the Material Reuse area. If you do bring children please supervise them at all times.
No pets permitted.
Smoking, alcohol or drugs are not allowed on the premises at any time.