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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Check out our new informative video about Food Scraps Recycling!


Prevent Food Waste and Save $1600 a Year!


Did you know the average American household throws away more than a quarter of all food purchases? Watch our new video, starring celebrity chef Emma Frischfor helpful tips on reducing food waste in your home. The video was made possible with a grant from New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I).


Download the "Recycle Tompkins" App Today!


Need to know the schedule for curbside recycling pick up on your street? Download our app onto your IPhone or Android device. 


ICSD Transportation Services ... Psi Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at Cornell University ... and Lehigh Crossing Apartments are Official ReBusiness Partners


Call our team today to schedule your free Waste Assessment and learn how implementing the 4R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rebuy into your business practices can save money, conserve energy and divert resources from the landfill.


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.




Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair is Dec. 5th




Holiday and Curbside Recycling Schedule