• Household Hazardous Waste

    Sign-up for the next Household 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.

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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, paper towels and napkins free of charge, to the Recycling and Solid Waste Center, or any Drop Spot.

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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


This summer, Tompkins County Solid Waste worked with a few 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.


Don't Let Your Veggies Grow Up to be Compost!

The fourth season of Friendship Donation Network's Neighborhood Food Hubs continues through October 1st, and makes donating extra produce from your garden or CSA share easy. Simply drop off your extra vegetables, fruit and eggs at one of the 17 Neighborhood Food Hubs, and it'll be distributed to area food programs the next day!


Check out the article on FDN published in Tompkins Weekly:

Sharing Summer's Bounty with Our Neighbors



Download the "Recycle Tompkins" App Today


Need to know the schedule for curbside recycling pick up on your street? Download our app onto your iPhone or Android device. 

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.




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