Johnson City Refuse Department
243 Main Street
Johnson City, New York 13790
Office Hours: 6:00am – 2:30pm
Phone: (607) 797-3031
Fax: (607) 798-9553
The Refuse Department consists of ten (10) full time employees, four (4) Refuse Drivers and six (6) Sanitation Men also known as "pickers" or "garbage men", a Foreman who is also the Parks Foreman and a Deputy Superintendent of Public Works. There is one Account Clerk Typist that is responsible for payroll, personnel, time-off, billings/invoices and customer service for Streets, Sewer, Mechanics, Parks and Refuse. The department is supplemented throughout the year by members of the street, parks and sewer departments.
For Johnson City Residents, recycle bins may be picked up at the Harry L. Drive or the Floral Avenue Fire Stations. Please take proof of residency.
If you have a broken recycle bin that needs to be disposed of, please clearly mark on the container “GARBAGE” and put it with your garbage.
HOLIDAY REFUSE SCHEDULE
The Christmas tree collection dates are January 14th and January 21st. All ornaments, tinsel and garland must be removed from the trees. Trees should not be left in a plastic bag at the curb. Residents also have the option of delivering their Christmas trees to the designated area in the northern portion of Boland Park, behind the baseball field backstop.
Garbage, recycling & yard waste cannot be put out to the curb earlier than 24 hours prior to regular pick-up. All refuse must be out to the curb by 6:00AM on pick-up days.
Failure to follow the rules below will result in a violation tag being placed on your garbage receptacle, recycling bin and/or loose garbage. If the violation is not remedied within 24 hours, the Department of Public Works will return to pick up the tagged item/s and you will be charged a minimum fee of $105.
GARBAGE & RECYCLING
COLLECTED MONDAYS VILLAGE WIDE (unless affected by a holiday)
CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION MATERIAL (C & D)
Effective January 1, 2012, the Village of Johnson City Refuse Dept. can no longer collect electronic equipment at the curb. The following is information regarding the mandatory recycling of these items.
NYS ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT RECYCLING & REUSE ACT
The NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act was signed into law on May 28, 2010. The law will ensure that every New Yorker will have the opportunity to recycle their electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner. The law requires a convenient system for collection, handling, and recycling or reuse of electronic waste beginning April 1, 2011.
For more information on electronics recycling collection locations please click here.
Residential and Small Quantity Generators will be eligible to recycle the following covered electronic equipment (CEE) at no charge:
Under a separate act, the New York State Wireless Recycling Act, which became effective January 2, 2007, mandates that all wireless telephone service providers must accept cell phones for reuse or recycling. The eWASTE Alliance Partnership will also accept cell phones at no charge *See eWASTE.com for a list of participating locations.
The new law will eventually prohibit the disposal of electronic waste in the state by all consumers; beginning January 1, 2012 for business and municipalities, and January 1, 2015 for individuals and households.
For more detailed information please visit the NYS DEC Website
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials
Albany, NY 12233-7251
Hazardous Materials must be taken to the Broome County Landfill Hazardous Waste Facility
286 Knapp Road
Binghamton, NY 13902
Transport of Hazardous Waste
Materials NOT Accepted
Collection Hours are: 7:30am - 11:30am.
Please call the landfill for collection dates.
COLLECTED MONDAYS VILLAGE WIDE FROM SPRING THROUGH LATE FALL (unless affected by a holiday)
Yardwaste will be discontinued for the winter months. The exact date to stop picking has not been established. It will be based on weather conditions. Generally, yardwaste collection stops the first or second week of December.
Residents are reminder of the following rules regarding yardwaste.
Christmas trees will be collected on January 8th and January 15th, 2018. All ornaments, tinsel and garland must be removed from the trees. Please DO NOT leave your tree in a plastic bag at the curb. Residents also have the option of delivering their Christmas trees to the designated area in the northern portion of Boland Park, behind the baseball field backstop.
Village yard waste collection will resume April 2, 2018.
Tire Drop Off Collection
Effective in 2013, the Village of Johnson City will NO LONGER have a free tire drop off in May. This is because the Broome County Landfill will no longer allow the Village to utilize the annual tipping fee waiver for tire collection and disposal. Tires can be disposed of at the Broome County Landfill at a cost of $2.50 per tire.
|Year of Rate Change||Single Family Residence & Per Apartment||Commercial Property|
|2014||$66 per quarter||$115 per quarter|
|2018||$70 per quarter||$119 per quarter|
Please follow these tips in order to keep our recycling program successful. Remember recycling is mandatory.
If you have any questions, call the Village of Johnson City refuse department at 797-3031
To obtain a yellow recycling bin, Village residents need to go to the Northside Fire Station on Harry L. Drive or the Southside Fire Station on Floral Avenue.
The blue 32 gallon recycling containers are only available at the Broome County Landfill.