Solid Waste

Cortland County Landfill Policies

  • Only wastes generated in Cortland County are permitted.
  • No liquid, hazardous or burning wastes will be accepted.
  • No prohibited items allowed as posted at the Cortland County Landfill (see list below).
  • No smoking.
  • One vehicle allowed on the open face for dumping at a time, unless otherwise directed by a Cortland County Landfill employee.
  • Safety vests must be worn if unloading on the open face.
  • Must remain in vehicle unless removing tarp in staging area or unloading.
  • Follow all other posted policies prominently displayed at the facility and/or the Cortland County website.
  • Follow all directives of Cortland County Landfill employees while using the facility.

Landfill Schedule



  • Annual Permit - $10 Per Vehicle
  • Minimum Charge - $10
  • White Goods - $2 Per Item

Prohibited Items

  • Large Dead Animals
  • Compressed Gas Tanks
  • Junked Automobiles
  • Septage
  • Burning or Hot Loads
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Wet or Lead Acid Batteries
  • Fuel Contaminated Soil
  • Friable Asbestos
  • Liquid Wastes
  • Sludge (Without a Permit)

Appliances containing Freon will be accepted with a fee of $15/unit to cover purging expense. 

Accepted Items

  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Residential Solid Waste

Designated Route for Trash Haulers

Below is the designated route for the transportation of solid waste to the Cortland County landfill.  

Trash haulers may use undesignated roads to pick up customers solid waste on their collection day, but must use the designated route otherwise.

N.Y.S Law requires that ALL Loads of waste must be Secured and Covered.