Recently, we had a group from Union Endicott High School visit Southern Tier Recyclers for an informational tour with Bob Taylor and Dave McPeek from Taylor Garbage in Apalachin, NY. The PLTW Senior Engineering Capstone Class, Engineering Design Development(EDD) From Left to Right in photo: Taylor Garbage – Dave McPeek, Student - Noah Anderson, Student [...]
Effective August 1, 2020, our Vestal yard on Old Vestal Rd will no longer be able to accept recycling from customers. This is due to customers misusing this service to dispose of non-recyclable items. The yard will be closed to the public and all recyclable materials can be brought to either our Barton or Owego [...]
Our recent report from Broome County Landfill shows that customers are incorrectly still attempting to dispose of these materials in their trash: Tires Hypodermic needles Yard waste (grass clippings, tree trimmings and stumps) Hazardous waste (mercury products, fluorescent bulbs/tubes, paints, pesticides, solvents, cleansers, liquid driveway sealer, etc.) Note: Empty and dried paint cans ARE acceptable. [...]
VESTAL (WBNG) - On Saturday, Connor Hunsinger celebrated his sixth birthday. His mom Suzanne didn't want her son's birthday to be ruined by the coronavirus, so she made a call to get one of his favorite things, garbage trucks. "Every Tuesday morning he will look right out the window for the side-loader garbage truck and [...]
Today we held another Essential Business Staff Appreciation Day, this time at our Owego office! We truly appreciate all of the hard work our dedicated employees do both in and outside of the office. We’re so happy to continue supporting more local family-owned businesses. Thank you for the delicious pizza, Mario's Pizza Owego!
There has been a massive increase in the demand for batteries, as well as an evolution and history of the battery. This demand stems from the fact that billions of people carry electronics that consume electricity. These electronics include cell phones, laptops, and digital cameras. Batteries power our toys and gadgets by converting chemical energy into electrical energy. The opposite ends of a battery, known as the anode and the cathode, generate an electrical circuit that conducts power to an electronic device.
Once this electrical circuit is depleted, batteries should be safely disposed, but millions of batteries are tossed into the trash by consumers every year. While throwing away batteries may seem harmless, it can have dire effects on the environment. Each battery contains hazardous, toxic and corrosive materials like mercury, cadmium, lithium, and lead. If you’re wondering what adverse effects batteries can have on our environment, here are 5 facts you should know about batteries and our environment. [...]
The number of lithium-ion batteries entering waste and recycling streams will not allow us to put our guard down. The epidemic we face is shared globally. The number of reported waste and recycling facility fires that occurred in the U.S. and Canada in January 2020 totaled 22. During the past 12 months, the waste [...]
All residential services will be done on a one-day delay this week (example: Tue. (12/3) pickups will be done on Wed. (12/4)) while commercial dumpster services will remain on their regular schedule.
There will be no changes in the pickup schedule for July 4th, however the office will be closed. Don't forget that the workers might arrive at your home earlier than usual since less people put out their trash on holidays and routes tend to run quicker. If you have any questions or concerns you are [...]
Yard waste will be on Wednesdays in the Vestal and Town of Binghamton areas we do. It will run May 1, 2019 to October 30, 2019. You must sign up for pickup so please call us before the first pickup you desire. You can sign up by the month or by the season. Customers will [...]