• 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 at any one of twelve locations including the new Hancock Street Drop Spot, 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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Compost, Recycling, Trash (CRT) Volunteers Needed for Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival


Tompkins CRT is seeking volunteers to help with the monitoring of compost, recycling, and trash stations at the Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival September 30th-October 2nd. Volunteers prevent contamination of the compost and recycling streams while educating festival attendees. Learn more and sign up using this form or emailing TompkinsCRT@gmail.com


Congratulations Franco's Pizzeria and Ithaca Water Treatment Plant on Becoming Tompkins County ReBusiness Partners


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, and check out this short video promoting the ReBusiness Partners program.



New Video Highlights Food Scraps to Compost


Thomas Hoebbel Photography and Video has produced a new video showing the full life-cycle of food scraps in Tompkins County from kitchen trimmings to finished compost. The video features behind-the-scenes footage of Cayuga Compost's turning and sifting processes. 


Visit Recycle Tompkins' YouTube channel to view the new video along with other "How to.." segments related to curbside recycling collection, food scraps recycling drop spots, food waste prevention, and using the Recycling and Solid Waste Center.



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, and Trumansburg Shur-Save. They are also available at the Recycling and Materials Management office and the public drop-off of the Recycling and Solid Waste Center.



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.


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.




Food Scraps Drop Spot Opens in Danby Sept. 30th



 TCRMM Fall 2017 Newsletter Now Available

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