In Tompkins County, residents and businesses have a variety of waste reduction, recycling and disposal services that are offered by the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management and at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center (RSWC).
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The ReBusiness Partners Program is designed to support a local business or organization's efforts to reduce waste (Recycle, Reduce and Reuse), adopt green purchasing practices (Rebuy), and increase recycling and composting. Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management Staff have worked with businesses and organizations in sectors such as apartment complexes and assisted living facilities, banks, day care, food service, grocery and retail locations, hospitals, municipalities, and nonprofits.
Household Hazardous Waste
The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management offers a permanent location to accept HHW from Tompkins County residents and qualified businesses and organizations that are Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG). Material is accepted at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center's D.E.P.O.T.
The Borrow-A-Bin program is a free service that aims to maximize waste diversion at special events in Tompkins County by loaning up to 20 recycling bins to local, public events.