The new 2019-2020 Tompkins County Curbside Recycling Guidelines brochure is now available. The brochure is produced by the Department of Recycling and Materials Management, and covers the 12-month period from July 2019 through June 2020. Inside, there is valuable information about curbside recycling collection, including a list of items that can be recycled…(Read More)

Both the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management office and the Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. The Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot at the Newfield Town Hall will also be closed for the holiday. There will be no curbside recycling collection…(Read More)

Tompkins CRT (Compost, Recycling and Trash) is calling for volunteers to help at the Ithaca Reggae Festival. Without your help, recycling and composting at these events cannot be successful. Volunteer shifts can include the following duties: Monitoring Compost, Recycling, and Trash (CRT) stations to collect clean compost and recycling free of contamination Explaining to event…(Read More)

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, curbside recycling collection will be on a one day delay for the remainder of the week. That means if your regularly scheduled collection day was Monday, recycling will be picked up on Tuesday; regular Tuesday collection will be Wednesday, and so on. The “Find My Recycling Day” tool at…(Read More)

The Department of Recycling and Materials Management is now accepting applications for an  Assistant Coordinator for the Tompkins CRT (Compost, Recycling, Trash) program. This position involves working with volunteers and event organizers to collect recyclable and compostable materials at large public events, including Ithaca Festival, the Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, and more. View…(Read More)

The Ithaca Festival Parade is a hallmark event for the Ithaca community, with floats celebrating every aspect of what makes Ithaca unique. For 2019, the festival’s theme was “Full STEAM Ahead,” commemorating the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics in education. The engineering component of the theme worked well with a Recycle…(Read More)

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), organized by the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF), is the largest education initiative of the composting industry. The goal of the initiative is to raise public awareness regarding the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of…(Read More)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Safe Medication Collection Event This Saturday, April 27 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) The Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal will again host a collection event for unwanted medications this Saturday, April 27th. The collection event will take place, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at multiple locations: • The Tompkins County…(Read More)