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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 Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management Annual Report for the year of 2020 is now available! This report includes a Director’s Report, 2020 By the Numbers, and highlights from Department programs such as Recycling, Recycling Collection, Old Landfills, and more. Click here to view the PDF…(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)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management quarterly newsletter, the 4RTimes, is now available. This issue covers: Recycling and Solid Waste Center Updates,Food Scraps Drop Spot Compost Giveaway,TCRMM Named Partner of the Year,HHW Drop-off Dates, Holiday Closings, and more… Click here to view the&nbsp…(Read More)

County’s commitment to teamwork leads to Partner of the Year honor RUTLAND, VT – (February 16, 2021) Casella Waste Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that Tompkins County, New York was recently honored for their leadership in sustainability at the inaugural Casella Sustainability Leadership Award Ceremony. Tompkins County was honored as the 2020 Partner of…(Read More)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 16th, 2021 Changes Coming to the Recycling and Solid Waste Center Starting March 1st, 2021, the Tompkins County Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be operated under a new contract with Casella Recycling. Changes under the new contract include: Plastic Bags and Films will no longer be accepted for recycling. Clean…(Read More)

For Immediate Release: February 11th, 2021 Recycling collection has been made difficult in recent days due to the buildup of snow on roads and sidewalks in the more densely-settled areas of Tompkins County. Residents are reminded that they have a role to play in keeping their recycling bins accessible for collectors. Please remember to…(Read More)

For Immediate Release: February 5th, 2021 Old Disposal Punch Cards Will Be Accepted Through April Since January 1st, 2021 disposal punch cards used at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center cost $15 and have a blue background. Orange punch cards left over from previous years can still be used for a limited time. The last…(Read More)

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