Posted by  //  August 29, 2022  //  Local Business

A family-run business since 1950, serving Cortland, Tompkins, Onondaga, and surrounding counties. Many may remember Contento’s as the auto salvage yard that they could see as they exited off I-81 towards Homer, NY.  Today, Contento’s resides at 119 Pendleton Street in Cortland, NY. They left the auto salvage business and flourished into a full metal and construction debris recycler and environmental contractor. They provide residents and businesses with professional demolition, hauling, material processing and recycling. 


Contento’s has provided demolition services for over 70 years. They have extensive demolition experience and have successfully completed numerous difficult and fast-paced projects. Their services are available to all residential and commercial customers. Contento’s can manage selective and complete takedowns, interior demolition, concrete demolition, removal of driveways, pools, foundations and underground tanks, contaminated soil remediation, asbestos abatement, and excavation. They are fully insured and bonded. Let Contento’s provide you with a free quote or fill out the demolition request form located on their website.

Full-Service Facility

Contento’s collects, processes, and recycles all types of metal, including air conditioners, refrigerators and even end of life vehicles. For the most current pricing, give them a call at 607-753-8136.

They rent open top, roll-off containers for large commercial projects or small household clean-outs. They operate a NYS certified scale.  Do you have a homemade trailer needing a weight for the DMV? They do that too. 

Contento’s is more than just a scrap yard. They are a one stop shop for all your demolition, recycling, hauling, and disposal needs!

Looking To The Future

When you drive down Pendleton Street, you will see the expansion of the business with their new office building. This main office is utilized for business meetings and accounting purposes. The old office, now deemed ‘scale house’, is command central. Still located in the heart of the property, this smaller building is where all recycling and container processing for commercial or residential goes through. The growth and success of the company is from the hard work of its owners and employee’s.

Visit them at their facility, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am until 3:30 pm. Stay in touch through their website at or find them on Facebook.

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