REFUSE / RECYCLING

General Information

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday
6:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Office Hours: Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Christmas Tree Disposal Information

Holidays

Refuse and recycling collection dates will be altered in weeks with major holidays.  Regular refuse and recycling pick-up is conducted Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  When a Town observed holiday falls on your collection day, your refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesday of that week.  There will be no Wednesday yard waste collection that week.

Town observed holidays in 2014 are:

 

  • New Years Day - January 1
  • Good Friday - April 18
  • Memorial Day - May 26
  • Independence Day - July 4
  • Labor Day - September 1
  • Columbus Day - October 13
  • Veteran's Day - November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day - November 27 and the following Friday - November 28
  • Christmas Day - December 25

 

Phone: (607) 786-2980 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
E-mail: refuse@townofunion.com

Recycling & Solid Waste Services

The Town of Union encourages backyard composting (the natural breakdown of organic matter such as leaves, grass, and vegetable scraps into a dark, rich soil material) and grasscycling (the process of recycling clippings by leaving them on the lawn after mowing). These activities significantly reduce the amount of waste that goes to the landfill, with the additional benefit of enriching soil and lawns. The Broome County Cornell Cooperative Extension provides free "how to" presentations for both composting and grasscycling.

Fees

There are no fees associated with these services.

Inquiries or Concerns

Individuals with concerns about Solid Waste & Recycling Services may call the office at 786-2980. For information on backyard composting or grasscycling, call the Broome County Cooperative Extension at 772-8953 ext. 130.