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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Take Note of Holiday Schedule


Both the Solid Waste Division Office and the Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no curbside recycling collection that day. Pick-up will be on a one day delay for the remainder of the holiday week.


FLEFF Filmgoers Learn Truth Behind Food Waste


Did you know that nearly 40% of all food produced in North America is never eaten? Or that 97% of food waste in the US ends up in the landfill or incinerated? These were just two of the shocking revelations in the film documentary Just Eat It, shown as part of this year's Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, or FLEFF. Read more here.


Call for Volunteers: CRT at Ithaca Festival


The 2015 Ithaca Festival is right around the corner and the CRT (compost, recycling, and trash) crew is looking for motivated and enthusiastic volunteers of all ages. The CRT crew assists festivals with their compost, recycling, and trash management to work towards zero waste. The Ithaca Festival runs from Thursday, May 28th through Sunday, May 31st. To volunteer, or for more information - including shift times - contact Ithaca.crt@gmail.com


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.




This Year's Ithaca Festival is May 28th - 31st





Finger Lakes ReUse Named "Environmental Champion"