TOMPKINS COUNTY RECYCLING AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT Kate Collins, Communications Coordinator FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2023 For media inquiries: Kate Collins, Recycling and Materials Management Announces Holiday Closures, Recycling Schedules (Tompkins County, May 24, 2023) – The Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) office and the Recycling & Solid Waste Center…(Read More)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27th, 2023 Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) is excited to announce the opening of a new food scraps recycling drop spot location at the Enfield Town Clerk’s office at 168 Enfield Main Road in Enfield. The drop spot will be open from 9:00 to 11:00 AM…(Read More)

4/17 12:30PM Sustainability Perspectives series: Highlights of the Biggest Climate Law in US History – What’s in it and what it means for you and the climate Carla Wise, Power Up for Climate Solutions via Zoom #: 880 8986 5970 passcode: t7=R.QAV Join Zoom…(Read More)

Join us Monday, April 3, 5:30-6:30pm (EST) CR0WD Conversations are a monthly virtual speaker series on the benefits of deconstruction and a circular building economy. Deconstruction is the most sustainable, neighborhood-conscious, and historically sensitive alternative to demolition. Re:Purpose Savannah is a women+ led nonprofit based in Savannah, Georgia, that uses…(Read More)

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February 17, 2023 Tompkins Food Future Communications Assistant The Tompkins Food Future Communications Assistant will be responsible for assisting with communications, public outreach and education, content development, event planning, coordination and progress reporting as part of the implementation of the Tompkins County Food System Plan: A Roadmap for our Future. The Communications Assistant will play…(Read More)

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February 10, 2023 Replacement of the Outbound Truck Scale at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center (RSWC) began Wednesday, February 8th. Users of the facility should be aware that traffic patterns may change to accommodate these repairs, and there may be minor delays exiting the RSWC. Please pay close attention to signage and follow directions…(Read More)

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December 01, 2022 This is a Community Announcement from Catholic Charities and first appeared in The Ithaca Voice on November 21, 2022. It was not written by Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management. Catholic Charities Tompkins / Tioga is seeking donations for its annual “Share the Warmth” winter clothing giveaway, which will be held…(Read More)

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November 22. 2022 In recognition of America Recycles Day, held on and around November 15 annually since 1997, Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management wants to thank our community for keeping contaminates out of curbside recycling and keeping Tompkins County’s curbside recycling contamination rate low. Disciplined adherence to the Curbside Recycling Guidelines…(Read More)

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November 14, 2022   Lithium-ion batteries are not accepted in recycling or trash because they can cause safety hazards like fires and explosions if handled incorrectly. Undamaged Lithium-ion batteries are accepted at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center (RSWC) when prepared correctly. Lithium-ion batteries are used in many products such as cell…(Read More)