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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Celebrate Earth Week!

For more information about Earth Week, you can visit:
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Take Action - The EPA has a fun website designed to encourage simple steps through a pledge and sharing of stories: 
Click Here.


Are You Recycling Your Food Scraps?

We make it easy, by offering you a free countertop kitchen caddy, compostable bags and a five gallon Gamma bucket. Just stop by the Solid Waste Division office or click here for more information. Also check out the latest Ithaca city newsletter, CityScene.



Tompkins Trust Company's Annual Shred Day event is being held on April 26th from 9:00 AM to Noon.



Celebrate spring's arrival by stopping by the Compost Fair this Sunday April 27, 2014: 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM at the Cornell Cooperative Extension





Congratulations to United Country Finger Lakes Real Estate on becoming an official ReBusiness Partner.