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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Ithaca Journal Highlights Dryden Food Scrap Drop Spot


Check out Cathy Wakeman's Dryden Town Talk column in Wednesday's edition of the Ithaca Journal to learn how our food scraps recycling program is clean, comfortable and convenient.


Job Opportunity in Food Scraps Recycling Program


Tompkins County is currently seeking candidates to oversee and staff select Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spots in the County. The Drop Spot Attendant is responsible for the safe flow of vehicles and pedestrians on site. In order to ensure quality customer service, the attendant may be asked to provide outreach materials and information regarding food scraps recycling. Specific areas of accountability include productivity, safety, and smooth operation of the receiving and unloading process. Each staffed drop spot is currently open three to four hours on a weekend day. For more information, contact Kat McCarthy at kmccarthy@tompkins-co.org.


Congratulations to our newest ReBusiness Partner, the

Coddington Road Community Center!


Learn how your business can save money, conserve energy and divert resources from the landfill. Call our ReBusiness team at 273-6632 to schedule your free waste assessment today.


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.





Winter Worm Composting Class on Saturday, March 7th





Winter Weather Can Impact Curbside Recycling Collection