Household Hazardous Waste

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Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off event!

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Permits and Fees

Residents and businesses must purchase permits to dispose of garbage and certain recyclables at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center (RSWC).

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Curbside Recycling

Get the Guidelines for every other week curbside recycling collection provided to residents of Tompkins County

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Recycling and Solid Waste Center

Many additional items can be dropped off at the RSWC - Batteries, Clothing, Electronics, Fluorescents, Food Scraps, Propane Tanks, Yard Waste and more…

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Food Scraps Recycling

Residents can bring food scraps and compostable disposable items, free of charge, to the Public Drop-off at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center

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Project Assistant Needed for Community Outreach


Tompkins County Solid Waste Division is seeking a Project Assistant to work at community events from April to November. Our Project Assistants work as a team to engage the public and increase food scraps recycling throughout the County. In addition, the Project Assistants will help to increase awareness of materials that can be recycled at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center. Weekend availability is a MUST!  Please apply at the Tompkins County Personnel website. Search under "Vacancy List." The posting is under "Continuous Recruitment."



Congratulations to our newest ReBusiness Partner, the

Unwind Cafe in the Shops at Ithaca Mall!


Learn how your business can save money, conserve energy and divert resources from the landfill. Call our ReBusiness team at 273-6632 to schedule your free waste assessment today.


Online Reuse Directory Highlights Secondhand Shopping


Check out Get Your Greenback Tompkins' Reuse Store directory! 

Secondhand shopping provides quality goods at reasonable prices, with most of your money staying in the local economy.





FLEFF Screening of "Just Eat It" on Thursday, April 9th





Tompkins County Recycling Efforts Praised in State Audit