County going green to save green

By Jillian Marshall

County going green to save green

March 13, 2013 Updated Mar 13, 2013 at 7:42 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Broome County is following the color wheel: Yellow and blue make green.

The Broome County Environmental Management Council met on Wednesday with the county's Commissioner of Public Works.

The goal of the meeting was for Commissioner of Public Works, Daniel Schofield, to provide the council an overview of the recycling and electronic waste industries, how the county operates a sustainable landfill, and other developments and initiatives in the county's solid waste and recycling programs.

Curb-side recycling pick-up will now grab more glass, small amounts of styrofoam, paper and bulk plastics. Residents can use the yellow 18-gallon bin, or upgrade to the blue 32-gallon bin.

"These communities now, like Binghamton, Endicott, Town of Union, Johnson City, they are looking at sharing some of the profits that are coming from the recycling markets. There are new revenues for them by collecting more at the curb and selling it directly to the recycler," Schofield said.

Recycling bins are available at local landfills.

Blue bins are available to buy, or residents can trade in the yellow bin for a blue one.

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