About Us

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management provides reliable recycling and solid waste services to Tompkins County residents, educational institutions, businesses and other organizations.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Recycling and Materials Management is to develop and implement a sustainable materials management strategy for Tompkins County. With a focus on the state’s solid waste management hierarchy, this approach utilizes and prioritizes environmentally sound, cost-effective, socially responsible, and safe practices. This is accomplished through coordinated administrative, operational, and educational programs that maximize diversion with the 4R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rebuy) as a focal point.

To learn more about our programs and services click here for our most recent annual report.

Staff Directory

Barb Eckstrom

Debra Barnard
Senior Weigh Scale Operator

Elizabeth Hujar
Administrative Assistant

Geoff Dunn
Communication and Administrative Coordinator

Jackie Maloney
Fiscal Coordinator

Jeremy Betterley
Communications Specialist

Leo Riley
Assistant Director

Marcie Williams
Weigh Scale Operator

Mike Armstrong, Jr.
Senior Account Clerk/Typist

Nancy Clark
Senior Account Clerk/Typist

Nancy Webster
Waste Reduction and Recycling Specialist

Nate Bates
Waste Reduction and Recycling Specialist

Paul Cowles
Solid Waste Enforcement Officer

Seth Dennis
Waste Reduction and Recycling Specialist

Tim Shutts
Recycling Assistant

Virginia Higgins
Weigh Scale Operator