2020 Master Composter Training Application Deadline:  Monday, January 27th Training:  (10) Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm, from February 6 – April 30, 2020 @ Tompkins County Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca NY Help reduce waste, protect the environment and improve gardens by teaching others to compost in Tompkins County! Join other enthusiastic…(Read More)

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management now charges a fee for all televisions and monitors brought to the Recycling and Solid Waste Center. These fees were made necessary because funds formerly received through state grants for electronics recycling have been discontinued. While other electronic items can generally be recycled without cost due to their value…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management will be closed on Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be open its regular hours, 7:00am to 3:30pm, and there will be no change in curbside recycling collection. Recycling pick up will…(Read More)

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management would like to clarify when users must have a residential solid waste permit for the Recycling and Solid Waste Center. Follow this simple rule: If you are dropping off a material that has an associated fee, you must have a permit. Materials that have an associated fee, and therefore…(Read More)

As of January 1st, users of the Recycling and Solid Waste Center are required to pay to drop off yard waste, and a solid waste permit is required. Users can pay by weight, or with a yard waste punch card. However, many Tompkins County municipalities offer curbside pickup or drop off options for their residents…(Read More)

Tompkins County residents who are looking to get rid of Christmas trees at the start of 2020 should first check to see if their local municipality has an option for them. We’ve compiled a list of these options: Check to see if your municipality has a Christmas tree collection or drop off program. Christmas…(Read More)

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management’s quarterly newsletter, the 4R Times, is now available. This issue covers fee changes that take effect January 1st, recycling contamination stickers, the new County-wide paper bag fee, holiday closings, and more. Click here for the web version (mobile-friendly) View the newsletter as a PDFJoin our newsletter…(Read More)

The Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot on Hancock Street in Ithaca will be closing for the holidays at the end of December. The Hancock Street Drop Spot in Ithaca, which is normally open every Wednesday night from 4:00-6:00pm, will be closed December 25th for Christmas Day and January 1st for New Year…(Read More)

Both the Tompkins County DEPARTMENT OF RECYCLING & MATERIALS MANAGEMENT and the RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE CENTER will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas Day, and on Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 for New Year’s Day. There will be no curbside recycling collection on either Wednesday, December 25th or Wednesday, January…(Read More)

Beginning January 1st, Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management will implement a new fee structure for the recycling and disposal of certain materials. The fee changes will impact both commercial and residential users of the Recycling and Solid Waste Center. “Fee increases have been necessitated by an increase in the overall cost of disposal and…(Read More)