Ithaca, NY – It will cost more to dispose of garbage in Tompkins County next year. Effective January 1st, 2019 the tipping fee at the county’s Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be $90 per ton, up from $85/ton. There will also be changes in the three flat rate tiers for licensed solid waste…(Read More)

Both the Tompkins County Department of Recycling & Materials Management and the Recycling & Solid Waste Center will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas Day, and on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 for New Year’s Day. There will be no curbside recycling collection on either Tuesday, December 25th or Tuesday, January…(Read More)

In celebration of America Recycles Day, Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) and Challenge Workforce Solutions partnered to offer a free Confidential Document Shred Day. With similar events occurring only in the Spring and Summer, the two organizations wanted to offer residents a way to safely recycle their documents in the Fall. The event…(Read More)

Recent trends in recycling markets have resulted in changes to what can be collected for recycling in Tompkins County. A new video, created by Thomas Hoebbel Photography and Video shows residents how to Clean the Stream and Recycle Right at the curb and at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center. Click here to view the…(Read More)

M&T Bank Triphammer recently contacted Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management about optimizing its practices in regards to the 4R’s–reduce, reuse, recycle, and rebuy. Staff worked with the business to conduct a waste assessment and provide recommendations for improvement. Join the hundreds of other businesses in Tompkins County that have taken…(Read More)

Promising students recently contacted our organization with information about the Three R’s–reduce, reuse and recycle! Learn how you can recycle paper, plastic, metal, and electronics with the link below! Click here for the article…(Read More)

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will discontinue its annual “leaf swap” this year due to the presence of the invasive Jumping Earthworm in our area, which CCE staff believes can be further spread by the sharing of leaves between infected and non-infected properties. While the jumping worms themselves may not be present in…(Read More)

Confidential Document Shred Day What: Free Confidential Document Shred Day in celebration of America Recycles Day, presented by Challenge Workforce Solutions in partnership with Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management. Get up to 2 file boxes or 20 pounds of documents shredded for free. Documents will be placed in locked bins to be shredded off…(Read More)

There is currently one full-time 40-hour per week opportunity in the title of Senior Weigh Scale Operator located in the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management. The Senior Weigh Scale Operator hourly wage is $20.33, and Saturday hours are a requirement. Click here for more information about this vacancy. Click…(Read More)