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Chemung County Compost Facility


Blostein Boulevard
Horseheads, NY 14845

Directions to Compost Facility:

  • Chemung St. in Hhds., (behind Grand Central Plaza)
  • Turn onto Blostein Blvd.
  • Drive Past Cameron Mfg.
  • Compost site is on the right


The facility is open every year from the 3rd week of April through November (weather permitting)

  • Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 3 pm
  • Saturday 8 am - 1 pm
  • Closed Sunday and Monday (Material is processed on Mondays.)

General Information:

Contractors and commercial enterprises cannot drop-off or remove material at the facility.
Material is set aside for residents’ use.

Yard Waste Accepted:
  • Grass
  • Tree limbs and branches
  • Leaves
  • Flowers and garden vegetation
  • Brush
  • Hay
Items NOT Accepted:
  • No Stumps
  • No Fence posts
  • No Concrete, asphalt, or bricks
  • No Cinder blocks
  • No Patio blocks
  • No Rocks and boulders
  • No Wood pallets or Wooden boards
  • No Railroad ties
  • No Dead animals
  • No Food scraps

COVID-19 Information:

  • To practice appropriate Social Distancing, we will need to minimize interaction between employees and the public.
  • A County employee will be posted at the entrance hut. Cars are to wait here until directed by the employee to move to a numbered unloading site. A photo will be taken of the vehicle registration, rather than obtaining a signature. The employee at the hut will log all materials entering and leaving the facility.
  • Numbered Unloading & Loading Areas will be setup for unloading of brush and vegetative material, and the loading of compost and mulch.
  • Unloading: 5 cars will be allowed in at a time for unloading. Staff will be unable to assist in unloading of the vehicles. Sites that are full of material will be cleared by an employee who will remain in a front wheel loader.
  • Loading: Driver will be directed to a loading site and will remain in the car. Our employee will load the trailer or pickup. If only a small amount of compost or mulch is desired, driver will be directed to exit the vehicle to get their own material.
  • Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be located along entrance drive to provide additional information to the public.

For more information, please call (607) 739-3896.