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Recycling Operations

Please note that our facilities takes cash or check only.
We cannot process credit cards.

North Norwich Facility

6701 NYS Hwy 12
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 337-1815

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday thru Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Brisben Facility

177 Countermarsh Road
Greene, NY 13778
(607) 656-7718

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday thru Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pharsalia Facility

439 County Road 47
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 337-1769

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Residential Use Only
Closed Sundays and Holidays

Main Office

79 Rexford Street
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 337-1790

Residential Permit Application and Information

All recycling must be clean and dry with caps removed.

Mandatory Recycling

The following list contains items that are required to be recycled under current regulatory controls:

  • #2 HDPE PLASTIC BOTTLES & JUGS (Please remove caps) - Solid or milky colored plastic jugs and bottles. Look for the HDPE symbol. Containers must be rinsed or well drained with caps removed. Labels may remain.
  • NEWSPAPER - Keep clean and dry. Newspapers may be packed in brown paper bags. Entire newspaper as delivered may be recycled.
  • CORRUGATED CARDBOARD, BROWN BAGS AND BOXBOARD (Please break down all boxes) - Corrugated cardboard has the wavy interior. Keep cardboard clean, dry and flattened to save space. Clean brown paper grocery bags and brown Kraft wrapping paper. Boxes like cereal, shoe, food and tissue boxes. Remove plastic film & liners.
  • GLASS CONTAINERS - - Glass food and beverage containers. Containers must be rinsed and caps removed. Labels may remain. Clear, green and brown glass must be separated.
  • METAL FOOD CANS - - All metal food cans, including steel, tin and aluminum cans must be washed. Labels may remain. All metal caps from glass jars.
  • LEAVES AND YARD WASTE & BRUSH - Leaves, needles, pine cones, wood chips, weeds, remains of garden plants & old hay. Brush under 4" in diameter.
  • WET CELL BATTERIES - Automobile, lawn mower, motorcycle-type batteries containing acid. Please take care to store old batteries out of reach of children and pets!
  • ALL DRY CELL BATTERIES –Terminals must be taped.
  • USED MOTOR OIL & ANTI-FREEZE - Used motor oil accepted at the North Norwich & Brisben Facilities. Maximum 5 gallons per resident per visit.

Voluntary Recycling

The following list contains items that may be recycled:

  • #1 PETE- PLASTIC BOTTLES and Tubs - Bottle and jar type containers only. Solid color and clear. Look for the PETE symbol. Caps must be removed.
  • MAGAZINES AND JUNK MAIL - Magazines, coupons, white and manila envelopes, old mail, sweepstakes coupons, notebook paper (any color), office and computer paper, FAX paper, NCR paper, and gift wrap.
  • SCRAP METAL - Any scrap metal item: aluminum, tin, steel, copper, and etc.
  • PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS (may be recycled at a participating retailer)
  • FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS - (limit 2 per resident per visit)

Items NOT ACCEPTED for Recycling

The following list contains items that may not be recycled. These items are accepted as garbage:


  • Ceramics
  • Light Bulbs
  • Crystal
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Household Dishes
  • Pyrex
  • Plastic Lined Bags
  • Mirror Glass
  • Window Glass
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic Film
  • Soda or Beer Boxes
  • #3 PVC Plastic
  • #4 LDPE Bottles
  • #6 Polystyrene
  • Waxy or Plastic Coated Boxes
  • Diapers
  • Potato Chip Bags
  • Candy Wrappers
  • Rubber Bands
  • CDs/DVDs/VHS and Cassette Tapes
  • Hoses
  • Latex Gloves
  • Utensils
  • PVC Pipe
  • Used Tissues/Paper Towels
  • Prescription/Non-prescription Drugs
  • #7 Other
  • Vacuums
  • Furniture

Tipping Fee Schedule

Disposal at Pharsalia Only

According to New York State Law
All Loads Must be Covered

Additional Guidelines

Hazardous wastes as defined by NYS and Federal Regulation, liquids, including paint and motor oil, and wet cell batteries are prohibited in with garbage. Dry or solid paint can be accepted as garbage. Hot ashes are prohibited. Ashes must be in clear plastic bags for deposit at all 3 sites.

No open burning law, call (607) 337-1792 for more information.

Insulin needles are accepted at the scale houses. Please ask the weigh station operator about proper disposal procedures.

CLEAR BAG POLICY: All bagged refuse must be in clear plastic bags.

Chenango County Recycles