(Ithaca, NY) – On November 19th, the Tompkins County Legislature passed a local law that will impose a $.05 fee on paper carryout bags beginning March 1st, 2020. The local law will act in conjunction with New York State’s Bag Waste Reduction Act, which bans the distribution of certain types of single-use plastic bags…(Read More)

On Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will re-open on Monday, December 1st. The Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be closed on Thursday, November 28th for Thanksgiving Day but will be open…(Read More)

(Ithaca, NY) – For a second year, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management partnered with Challenge Workforce Solutions to offer a free Confidential Document Shred Day for all Tompkins County residents. The event took place Saturday, November 16th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the parking lot of the Recycling…(Read More)

On Monday, November 11th, the Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management office will be closed in observance of the Veterans 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 follow…(Read More)

Now that Election Day is over, your political campaign yard signs – made from Coroplast® – can be recycled in Tompkins County. Please remove the wire sign holders or stakes before recycling the signs. Metal sign holders and stakes can be recycled for free in the scrap metal area of the Recycling and Solid Waste…(Read More)

Bokashi Composting Workshop Saturday, November 23, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Tompkins County Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca This Japanese composting technique involves natural fermentation and offers a way for people to manage food scraps. The liquid produced can be used to water houseplants while the food scraps are pre-digested, and can…(Read More)

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