City of Binghamton, New York

Why do we have to use official City Bags for our garbage?

When recycling started in 1991, the City eliminated the tipping fee tax included on everyone's property tax bill that was based solely on assessment. Instead, the City went to the bag (user fee) system, which charges residents for the amount of garbage they actually generate. See City solid waste ordinance §350-21.

Department: 
Sanitation Division