Recycling no longer being sent to the county landfill

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Since February of 2020 — following a fire that destroyed a registered material recycling facility (MRF) in Broome County — Cortland County has been temporarily depositing recycled materials into the County owned landfill due to the increased costs for residents.

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However, County Highway Superintendent Charles Sudbrink announced that as of last Thursday (June 2), that is no longer happening.

The County has partnered with Southern Tier Recyclers, Inc. to process recycling for residents.

Sudbrink stressed the importance of keeping contaminants out of recyclables. Residents should always remember to:

  • Empty and rinse out all containers
  • Remove all lids, tops and caps from containers
  • Keep all trash out of recyclables
  • Separate out all glass

Cortland County has received approval to continue repurposing all recycled glass as required daily cover for the County Landfill.

City residents: Your glass is collected the first full week of the month on your normally scheduled pick-up.

All other residents may drop theirs off at the County Recycling Center, located at 137 1⁄2 S. Pendleton Street, Cortland, NY 13045.

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