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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Holiday Reminder


The Solid Waste Division Office will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. However, the Recycling and Solid Waste Center WILL be open regular hours, 7:00am - 3:30pm, and there will be no change in the curbside recycling collection schedule for that day.


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!


The Hanger Theatre Business Office,

St. Catherine of Siena Parish and K&H Redemption Center are now official ReBusiness Partners


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




Fall Truckload Sale at Cayuga Compost!






Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot Now Open in Lansing