Earlier this month, New York State passed The Food Donation and Food Scrap Recycling Act, which addresses preventing food waste, rescuing surplus wholesome food for those in need, and recycling any remaining food scraps. Read more about the bill from the Natural Resource Defense Council…(Read More)

Mr. Stuart is a global thought leader on the topic of food waste and its social and environmental impacts.  He authored books on the subject and is founder of Toast Ale. He will speak on issues of food security, food waste, and the environment. Info: Tristram Stuart, Scholar, Entrepreneur and Activist Lecture: “Food Waste and…(Read More)

Finger Lakes ReUse is currently hiring for the position of Transport Services Assistant. The Position Summary is below. Learn more about the position and how to apply on their website: https://ithacareuse.org/employment/   POSITION SUMMARY: Through Finger Lakes ReUse’s shared values of positivity, resourcefulness, safety and respect, the Transport Services Assistant is…(Read More)

Tompkins Trust Company is offering free annual Community Shred Day on Saturday, April 27th from 9am-Noon in the East Hill Plaza parking lot in Ithaca. Safely shred your confidential paper-based documents. All paper must be clean, dry, and ready to shred, free from staples and spiral binders. Please limit your recyclables to 6…(Read More)

Visit Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Tompkins County on April 28th for a combined Compost Fair and 4H Rubber Duck Race extravaganza! The Compost Fair will include information and demonstrations of beginning and advanced compost techniques, continuous tours of their demonstration site, live music, food, and activities for kids. Compost bins will be for sale while…(Read More)

The Department of Recycling and Materials Management recently installed its ninth public space recycling station on Hancock Street in the city of Ithaca. Located adjacent to a TCAT bus shelter, the specially designed bin features receptacles for both single-stream recyclable items and trash. The unit is NOT to be used for household recycling and…(Read More)

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management’s Spring 2019 Newsletter is now available. Highlights include: 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Public Space Recycling Expands ReBusiness Revisits the Dryden Cafe And more… A digital version of the newsletter is available at this link: https://conta.cc/2JVNAcA Or, visit the newsletter page of our website…(Read More)

It’s time to get more flavor and less waste out of meal prepping. Whether you’re a prepping pro or just starting out, here are the tools you need to make a shopping list, portion your meals, and maximize what’s in your fridge. The Meal Prep Mate offers tools for experts and pre…(Read More)