ITHACA, NY…Finger Lakes ReUse, a not-for-profit organization committed to transforming waste into resources through reuse, is hosting three Creative ReUse Workshops at the Ithaca ReUse Center (located at 214 Elmira Road, Ithaca, NY) on Thursday, October 24th, Thursday, November 21st and Thursday, December 12th. Each workshop will be open…(Read More)

Holiday Closing and Curbside Recycling Pick-up Schedule The Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) office will be closed on Monday, October 14th in observance of Indigenous Peoples’/Columbus Day. The Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be open its regular hours on Monday, October 14th from 7:00am to 3:30pm. There will…(Read More)

The Fall edition of the quarterly Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management newsletter is now available. This edition of the 4R Times includes: Opening of the Groton Drop SpotTips for Using Reusable BagsRecycling Food Scraps Takes a VillageReBusiness Spotlight: Ulysses LibraryCCE Tompkins Offering Advanced Compost Class SeriesHoliday Closingsand more… The 4RTimes is available as a…(Read More)

New Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot Opens in Groton Open Saturdays on Conger Blvd Beginning September 7th (Ithaca, NY)  The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) is pleased to announce a new Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot will open this September in partnership with the Town of Groton. The drop spot…(Read More)

Advanced Compost Class Series 3 Thursdays in October: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 6:00 – 7:30pm Tompkins County Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca Go beyond the basics and “dig” deeper into the art and science of composting in this three-class series: Class 1 – types of outdoor bins and the science of…(Read More)

Both the Tompkins County DEPARTMENT OF RECYCLING AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT and the County RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE CENTER will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. In addition, there will be no curbside recycling collection on September 2nd.  Pick-up will take place one day later for the remainder of…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management is seeking drop spot attendants for its Food Scraps Recycling Program. This position staffs drop spots on an as-scheduled basis. The attendant provides customer service, offers outreach materials and information regarding the drop spots, and monitors traffic flow and safety. Interested? Contact Tim Shutts at…(Read More)

The following is a press release from Friendship Donations Network: We’ve added 3 more Neighborhood Food Hub locations at the YMCA, Tompkins Community Action and EcoVillage. See the list below for details. Don’t Let Your Veggies Grow Up to be Compost! Have extra produce from your garden or CSA share? Donate it! This…(Read More)

Finger Lakes ReUse welcomes the Tompkins County human services community to learn about and discuss Finger Lakes ReUse’s current programmatic offerings, including upcoming sessions of our ReSET Tech job training program. The community is invited to talk with Finger Lakes ReUse staff about upcoming work experience opportunities, available support programs for local people in…(Read More)

The Ulysses Philomathic Library, located in the Village of Trumansburg, 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…(Read More)