Eco Center: Building Materials Reuse

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.

Eco Center Guide


Why a Reuse Program?

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.


How Does It Work?

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
Monday-Friday: 7:00am-2:45pm
Saturday: 7:00am-11:45am
Closed: Sunday and Major Holidays


Material Acceptance:

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.


Program Fees

Businesses/Contractors/Individuals Drop-off:  Free (up to 500 lbs.)

Residents (no businesses):  May take materials from the Eco Center for reuse for free!


Accessing Material                                        Eco Center Inventory

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.


Material Reuse Policy

Any individual may "shop" our Material Reuse Program and collect as much material as they can use at no charge.


"As-Is" Policy

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.


Loading

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.


General Policy

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.