The weigh scales at the Tompkins County Recycling and Solid Waste Center (RSWC) at 160 Commercial Avenue in Ithaca will undergo an annual certification and inspection on Monday, June 29th. It will be necessary to close down one scale at a time. Be alert for changes in traffic patterns while the work is being performed…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management quarterly newsletter, the 4R Times, is now available at and in a mobile-friendly format.Highlights of this issue include: New Curbside Recycling GuidelinesFood Waste Prevention TipsA Few Recycling RemindersUpcoming holidaysHousehold Hazardous Waste eventsAnd more… Click here to sign up to…(Read More)

Holiday Closing and Curbside Recycling Pick-Up Schedule Both the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management and the Recycling & Solid Waste Center (RSWC) will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. There will be no curbside recycling collection on Monday, May 25th. Recycling collection will take…(Read More)

(Ithaca, NY) – Did you know that you can now buy trash disposal punch cards and coupons, solid waste permits, and more without leaving your home? has a Shop Online feature that residents can use to: Purchase disposal punch cards and coupons,Purchase yard waste punch cards and coupons,Purchase solid waste permits and…(Read More)

The following is an excerpt from a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation newsletter. DEC is commemorating its 50th birthday this year! The legislation establishing DEC was signed by Governor Nelson Rockefeller as part of the celebration of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, and the new agency began operations on July 1…(Read More)

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) would like to ask residents to put cardboard in their recycling bin rather than stacking it to the side. This would allow recycling collectors to touch fewer surfaces while picking up recycling bins and dumping their contents into the recycling truck. Although COVID-19 is thought to spread…(Read More)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Residents: Please Limit Trips to the Recycling and Solid Waste Center (Ithaca, NY) – Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management would like to remind residents during the COVID-19 pandemic that social distancing does not just mean maintaining a distance of 6’ from others, but also eliminating unnecessary trips from the home. Although…(Read More)

The Spring 2020 edition of the 4RTimes is now available. This issue covers the plastic bag ban, why you shouldn’t bag recyclables, new yard waste coupons, and more. The 4R Times Spring 2020 Newsletter is now available at this link (web version) and as a PDF…(Read More)