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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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. Enter your street name and house number, or use the GPS locator. 


Cayuga Compost Premium Compost On Sale at Solid Waste Division Office


Cubic foot bags (about  45 lbs.) of locally produced Premium Compost can be purchased at several locations in Tompkins County. Find a complete list here.


Prevent Wasted Food and Save Hundreds a Year!


According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the average American household throws away more than a quarter of their food purchases. What would you do if you had an extra $1,600 a year? To learn more about food waste prevention, click here.

Weaver Wind Energy is an Official ReBusiness Partner


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.




Early Curbside Recycling Collection for Ellis Hollow Road




2015 Neighborhood Food Hubs Season Begins