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Recycling Operations


ANNOUNCEMENT

The Chenango County Department of Public Works would like to inform you of the latest changes to our solid waste department;
  • Our Brisben and North Norwich Facilities are both Closed until further notice.
  • Our Landfill in the Town of Pharsalia is Open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM to Residents and haulers. Saturday the landfill will be open from 8AM to 4PM for residential bagged garbage only, no weighed loads. For residents that typically use our transfer stations, the rates and policies are the same.

  • To aid in the efforts of New York on Pause, we ask that you limit your visits to our facility only when necessary, and bringing only what is essential for disposal. While on site please maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet and be courteous and respectful to our staff as they are working to help you and our community through this difficult event.

    If you have any questions please direct them to the main office @ (607) 337-1792.

    North Norwich Facility

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

    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
    Directions

    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
    Directions

    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
    Directions

    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.
    • CATHODE RAY TUBE (CRT) TELEVISIONS AND COMPUTER MONITORS

    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.
    • #5 PP- PLASTIC JUGS, TUBS & LIDS
    • PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS (may be recycled at a participating retailer)
    • COMPUTER TOWERS & ALL ELECTRONICS - Free (Except CRT Monitors)
    • 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:

      **NOT A COMPLETE LIST**

    • 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

      **NEW RATES -- EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2019**
      Residential Bag Rate (Up to 35 Gallon).......................................................$2.00/Bag
      Residential Coupon Rate (30 Bags @ $1.75/ Bag)............................................$52.50/Coupon
      Residential Solid Waste (Household Garbage).....................................................$60/Ton
      Construction and Demolition Debris (Lumber and Masonry).........................................$60/Ton
      Brush and Tree Stumps (Over 4” in Diameter).....................................................$60/Ton
      Appliances/White Goods with Freon (Refrigerator/Freezer/Air Conditioner/Dehumidifier) .........$10/Unit
      CRT Televisions/Monitors (Tube Style with Large Back)........................................$7.50/Unit
      Car/Truck Tires (Up to 20” on or off Rim)....................................................$3.50/Tire
      Heavy Truck/Tractor/Equipment Tires (Up to 72”)................................................$155/Ton
      *** All weighed items have a $10 minimum charge***

      Disposal at Pharsalia Only

      Asbestos

    Asbestos MUST be placed in appropriate bags or lined containers and taken to the Pharsalia Landfill with 24 hours notice given to the scale operator.

    Bags are available for purchase at all sites.
      Asbestos Bags (Bag Only).......................................................................$1.00/Bag
      Disposal of Asbestos................................................................$2.00/Bag or $60/Ton

      Sludge

      ALL Sludge must have prior approval from the Department.
      Solid or Semi-Solid Liquid Waste from Sewage or Water Treatment Plants and Non-Hazardous Industrial and Commercial Sludge.....$60/Ton

    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

    Recycling Agricultural Plastic Project (RAPP) in Chenango County