For immediate release: December 14th, 2020 What You Need to Know About the NYS Polystyrene Foam Ban New York State’s ban on the sale of polystyrene foam food service containers and loose fill packing materials goes into effect on January 1st, 2022. Polystyrene foam, or expanded polystyrene (EPS), is often referred to as “Styrofoam…(Read More)

Recycling Bin “Do’s” and “Don’ts” – Holiday Edition: String Lights: DO NOT include. Damaged LED holiday lights can be accepted with electronics at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center. Non-LED style light strands are also accepted, but must have the bulbs removed. Some retail stores and online outlets such as HolidayLEDs…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management quarterly newsletter, the 4RTimes, is now available for Fall 2021. This issue covers: Student’s Guide to RecyclingNYS EPS (Styrofoam) Ban Coming in 2022Maintaining Tompkins County’s Old LandfillsReduce Food Waste with Catch-All RecipesAnd more… Click here to view the newsletter in…(Read More)

Now that the Fall semester has begun, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management would like to take a moment to help students recycle right in Ithaca and Tompkins County. There are specific guidelines for what is and is not recyclable, and plenty of resources to help. Making sure you recycle correctly every…(Read More)

Both the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management and the Recycling & Solid Waste Center (RSWC) will be closed on Monday, September 6th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. There will be no curbside recycling collection on Monday, September 6th. Recycling collection will take place a day late for the remainder of…(Read More)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2nd, 2021 Gas Line Repair Near Recycling Center Completed Emergency gas line repair near Commercial Avenue has been completed, and access to the Recycling and Solid Waste Center has resumed. The facility reopens on Tuesday, August 3rd at 7:00 AM. Please be aware of continued construction activity in the area…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Recycling and Solid Waste Center will undergo construction projects and maintenance starting on Monday, July 19th. The projects include concrete repairs to the bays of the public drop off area, and construction is expected to last about two weeks. Visitors using the public drop off area during this time should use caution…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management quarterly newsletter, the 4RTimes, is now available. This issue covers: New Curbside GuidelinesPay As You Throw Encourages Waste ReductionReBusiness Spotlight: Dairy OneBorrow-A-Bin for Public EventsAnd more… Click here to view the newsletter in a mobile-friendly format, or…(Read More)

The new 2021-2022 Tompkins County Curbside Recycling Guidelines brochure is now available. The brochure is produced by the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) and covers the 12-month period from July 2021 through June 2022. The publication includes a recycling pick-up calendar and valuable information about curbside recycling collection…(Read More)

The following is a press release for an event held May 5-8, 2021 in recognition of International Compost Awareness Week. Attention local gardeners and compost enthusiasts, here’s your chance to get some free compost at the start of the growing season! In recognition of International Compost Awareness Week, the Tompkins County Department of…(Read More)

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