The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management office will be closed on Monday, February 18th, for the Presidents’ Day holiday. However, 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 take…(Read More)

With several weeks of winter weather remaining, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management reminds residents there could be delays in curbside recycling collection. Updates on the status of curbside pick-up will be posted at www.recycletompkins.org. Because of the range of severity and duration in weather disruptions, it is not…(Read More)

Below are two recently posted employment and job training opportunities from Finger Lakes ReUse.   Volunteer and Employment Coordinator Job Title: Volunteer and Employment Coordinator Reports to: ReUse Training Director Position Summary: The Volunteer and Employment Coordinator is primarily responsible for providing trainings, support and job readiness assessments for ReUse Center workers.  Their 5 key…(Read More)

Below is a job posting from Finger Lakes ReUse.   Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc. Staff Position Description – Summary and Qualifications Job Title: Volunteer and Employment Coordinator Reports to: ReUse Training Director Position Summary: The Volunteer and Employment Coordinator is primarily responsible for providing trainings, support and job readiness assessments for ReUse Center workers.  Their 5…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Legislature passed a resolution urging the New York State Legislature to increase recycling and reduce municipal waste management costs by expanding New York’s Returnable Container Act (also known as the Bottle Bill) to include wine, liquor, and other glass beverage containers. Director of Recycling and Materials Management Barbara Eckstrom noted the…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management quarterly newsletter, the 4R Times, is now available. Highlights include: Plastics recycling changes, The newly completed Food Scraps Transfer Building, Confidential Document Shred Day with Challenge Workforce Solutions, Upcoming fee changes, And more.. Click here to view the Newsletter…(Read More)

Effective January 1st, 2019 the tipping fee at the county’s Recycling and Solid Waste Center is $90 per ton, up from $85/ton. There are also changes in the three flat rate tiers for licensed solid waste permit holders. Disposal coupons for vehicle loads of trash saw a small increase in cost. Category 1…(Read More)

Most municipalities in Tompkins County have programs for recycling holiday trees and wreaths. Click here to see how your municipality handles these materials. Christmas trees and wreaths can also be brought to the yard waste area of the Tompkins County Recycling and Solid Waste Center (160 Commercial Ave. in Ithaca) at no charge to residents…(Read More)

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 permit holders…(Read More)

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