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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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule


The Solid Waste Division Office will be closed on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th in observance of Thanksgiving. The Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27th but will be open regular hours on Friday, Nov. 28th and Saturday, Nov. 29th. There will be no curbside recycling pick-up Thanksgiving Day. Collection will be a day late the remainder of the holiday week.


New Online Reuse Directory Launched


Get Your Greenback Tompkins has a new online ReUse store directory. Secondhand shopping provides quality goods at reasonable prices, with most of your money staying in the local economy!


Congratulations! No Barks About It is now an official ReBusiness Partner


Learn how our team can help your business increase recycling, reduce waste and increase green purchasing. Call us today at (607) 273-6632.




Finger Lakes ReUse is Having a 6th Anniversary Sale






Finger Lakes ReUse is Hosting a Volunteer Orientation December 3rd.