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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)

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management is now hiring for the position of Recycling Driver. Information about the position and how to apply can be found at the Tompkins County Personnel website. The final date to file applications is March 27th. To view the vacancy and apply, click here: https://www.tompkinscivilservice.org/civilservice/vacancies…(Read More)

Plastic Bag Ban and Paper Bag Fee Beginning March 1st, plastic carryout bags will be banned in New York State. A local law in Tompkins County will also require businesses to charge a $.05 fee for all paper carryout bags so as to encourage the use of reusable bags. Please refer to the following graphics…(Read More)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tompkins Recycling Announces New Yard Waste Coupon (Ithaca, NY) –Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management has received feedback from residents that there should be more payment options for yard waste recycling. The Department has listened, and is now adding a Yard Waste Coupon that will allow users of the facility to pay…(Read More)

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management now charges a fee for all televisions and monitors brought to the Recycling and Solid Waste Center. These fees were made necessary because funds formerly received through state grants for electronics recycling have been discontinued. While other electronic items can generally be recycled without cost due to their value…(Read More)

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management would like to clarify when users must have a residential solid waste permit for the Recycling and Solid Waste Center. Follow this simple rule: If you are dropping off a material that has an associated fee, you must have a permit. Materials that have an associated fee, and therefore…(Read More)

As of January 1st, users of the Recycling and Solid Waste Center are required to pay to drop off yard waste, and a solid waste permit is required. Users can pay by weight, or with a yard waste punch card. However, many Tompkins County municipalities offer curbside pickup or drop off options for their residents…(Read More)

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management’s quarterly newsletter, the 4R Times, is now available. This issue covers fee changes that take effect January 1st, recycling contamination stickers, the new County-wide paper bag fee, holiday closings, and more. Click here for the web version (mobile-friendly) View the newsletter as a PDFJoin our newsletter…(Read More)

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