Taylor Garbage has made substantial investments in the recycling industry as we have evolved. Our single-stream recycling plant was recently built in Apalachin, New York. This facility is the first and only full-scale single-stream recycling plant in the area. This has allowed us to remove the burden of sorting from our customers and the employees at the curb.

China’s Changing Policies on Imported Recyclables

Dear friends,
First, we would like to thank you for choosing Taylor Garbage for your waste and recycling needs. As a family owned, local company, we do our best to provide the utmost quality in all that we do including the service that we provide to your residence.

Second, we are very sorry to announce that effective today, April 20, 2018, we will no longer be able to take certain items as recycled goods. We encourage you to read the enclosed article which gives a good overview of the state of the recycling industry globally, which is the reason why we must change our policies on what recycled products we are able to take. Please refer to the list below to educate yourself on what we are no longer able to take with your recycling.

Non-Recyclable Items:
Styrofoam, plastic bags, plastic bags full of bags, sneakers and shoes, bowling balls, basketballs, footballs, wicker baskets, VCR tapes, CDs, pocket books, leaves and brush, pillows and bed sheets, plywood, shingles, pool covers, blue tarps, garden hoses, bricks, blocks and chunks of concrete, household batteries, pots and pans with food still in them, unopened canned goods, spray paint cans with paint still in them, ceramics and pottery, cookware, dishes, coffee cups, drinking glasses, window and plate glass, mirrors, plastic base to a basketball hoop with the sand still in it, plastic rope and twine, plastic banding, dirty diapers, planter pots with the dirt still in them, cardboard boxes with the styrofoam and bubble wrap still in them, carpet and linoleum, dog chains and cables.

On behalf of Taylor Garbage, we appreciate your business and thank you in advance for your understanding. We truly value you as a customer and hope to continue serving your waste and recycling needs for many years to come.

China's Changing Policies

Tioga and Broome Recycling Lists



  • Newspaper (with inserts)
  • Magazines/Catalogs
  • Glossy/Non-glossy
  • Telephone directories
  • Office/School paper
  • Advertising/Junk mail
  • Kraft brown paper bags
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Paperboard/Chipboard
  • Cereal boxes
  • Pasta boxes
  • Clothing boxes
  • Tissue boxes


We recycle most plastic bottles and containers. Please view PDF file below for a full list. Examples are:

  • Plastic beverage and food containers
  • Milk, water and juice bottles
  • Liquid detergent, fabric softener, bleach, shampoo
  • Yogurt cups
  • Vegetable oil bottles


  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil
  • Steel or tin cans


  • Bottles and jars only
  • Brown, green and clear glass

Property Management Solid Waste Collections

**Recycling can be put out in any container as long as it is 32 gallons in size or less and says RECYCLING on it. We have stickers that say RECYCLING available at the office for no charge. We also have the Broome County recycling bins available. They can be picked up at our office. There is a one-time deposit of $6.00 charged which will be refunded after the bin is turned in. We will also swap a broken bin for a new one with no deposit required if the old bin is brought to our office in Vestal.

**Tioga County customers can obtain a bin by calling Ellen Pratt at Tioga County Solid Waste. Her number is 607-687-8274. She will arrange to have the bin delivered to your house.

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