• 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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America Recycles Day Theme is "Be Recycled"


America Recycles Day is November 15th. This year's theme is "Be Recycled." That means you are actively choosing to live a recycled lifestyle by: 1) Committing to "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" in all aspects of your life, 2) Recycling at home, work and on-the-go, and 3) Buying products made from recycled content.


Take the "Be Recycled" pledge 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


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.


Friendship Donations Network Helps Neighbors in Need


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 waste every day.


Learn more at www.friendshipdonations.org.


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.




 Safe Medication Disposal Event in Slaterville Springs




Online Purchases Now Available from Solid Waste Division


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