• Neighborhood Food Hubs


    Friendship Donations Network's Neighborhood Food Hubs make it easy to donate extra garden and CSA produce. Donations are distributed to community food pantries, reducing hunger and waste. 

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  • Food Scrap Recycling Drop Spots


    Drop off your food scraps for free to any one of eleven locations including the Cass Park Ice Rink, Tompkins County Highway Department on Bostwick Rd, and Trumansburg Village Public Works.

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  • Household Hazardous Waste

    Sign-up for the next Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off event!

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  • Recycling and Solid Waste Center


     Residents can bring trash and single stream recyclables to the public drop off , as well as yard waste, scrap metal and additional materials such as electronics and appliances, large rigid plastics, propane tanks and plastic bags.


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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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  • Permits and Fees

    Residents and businesses must purchase permits to dispose of garbage and certain recyclables at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center.

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New Video Highlights Use of Recycling and Solid Waste Center


Thomas Hoebbel Photography and Video has produced a new video that demonstrates the many ways the Recycling and Solid Waste Center can be used to dispose of trash and drop off recyclable materials. View the short tutorial on Recycle Tompkin's YouTube channel along with other "How to.." videos related to curbside recycling collection, food scraps recycling drop spots and food waste prevention.



New Curbside Recycling Guidelines and Schedule


The 2017-18 Tompkins County Curbside Recycling Guidelines
brochure, including the schedule for bi-weekly collection, can
be downloaded here.
Printed copies have been distributed to all municipal offices as well as many other locations, including Wegmans, Tops, P & C Fresh, Trumansburg Shur-Save and Dryden Food Market. They are also available at the Recycling and Materials Management office and the public drop-off of the Recycling and Solid Waste Center.



CRT Volunteers Needed for Summer Events


Tompkins CRT needs volunteers to help with recycling and composting efforts at local festivals this summer, including the Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance and the Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival. CRT volunteers keep a watchful eye over compost, recycling, and trash stations to promote recycling and composting and prevent waste and contamination. Interested in volunteering? Contact TompkinsCRT@gmail.com




Dish Truck: You Can Be a Part of the Solution


Read the latest news about the Dish Truck project, which aims to replace disposable plates, cups, and utensils with reusable, durable serviceware that is washed on-site. The project offers volunteering opportunities for those who are interested.


Read the recent article in Tompkins Weekly here.



Friendship Donations Network Fights Food Waste


The local Friendship Donations Network (FDN) rescues fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistributes it to those in need. It provides food donations to hunger relief programs that serve more than 2,000 people a week, and diverts over 1,000 pounds of good food from being wasted every day.


Learn more here.



Become a Tompkins County ReBusiness Partner 


Join the hundreds of local businesses and organizations who are saving money, conserving energy and diverting resources from the landfill. Make a commitment to the 4Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rebuy - and call our team today for your free Waste Assessment


We worked with some of our ReBusiness Partners to create a short video promoting the program. The video demonstrates how easy it is to participate in a waste assessment or reassessment and highlights some of the successes of existing partners. Special thanks to: Cayuga Medical CenterRenovus SolarWaffle Frolic, and Thomas Hoebbel Photography.



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.



Next "Compost with Confidence" Class is July 29th



Summer Edition of the 4R Times is Now Available


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