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New Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot Opens in Groton Open Saturdays on Conger Blvd Beginning September 7th (Ithaca, NY)  The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) is pleased to announce a new Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot will open this September in partnership with the Town of Groton. The drop spot…(Read More)

Advanced Compost Class Series 3 Thursdays in October: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 6:00 – 7:30pm Tompkins County Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca Go beyond the basics and “dig” deeper into the art and science of composting in this three-class series: Class 1 – types of outdoor bins and the science of…(Read More)

Both the Tompkins County DEPARTMENT OF RECYCLING AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT and the County RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE CENTER will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. In addition, there will be no curbside recycling collection on September 2nd.  Pick-up will take place one day later for the remainder of…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management is seeking drop spot attendants for its Food Scraps Recycling Program. This position staffs drop spots on an as-scheduled basis. The attendant provides customer service, offers outreach materials and information regarding the drop spots, and monitors traffic flow and safety. Interested? Contact Tim Shutts at…(Read More)

The following is a press release from Friendship Donations Network: We’ve added 3 more Neighborhood Food Hub locations at the YMCA, Tompkins Community Action and EcoVillage. See the list below for details. Don’t Let Your Veggies Grow Up to be Compost! Have extra produce from your garden or CSA share? Donate it! This…(Read More)

The Ulysses Philomathic Library, located in the Village of Trumansburg, recently contacted Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management about optimizing its practices in regards to the 4R’s–reduce, reuse, recycle, and rebuy. Staff worked with the business to conduct a waste assessment and provide recommendations for improvement. Join the hundreds of other businesses in…(Read More)

From Friendship Donations Network: Don’t Let Your Veggies Grow Up to be Compost! Have extra produce from your garden or CSA share? Donate it! This summer gardeners and CSA members will have a convenient way to donate their extra vegetables, fruit and eggs by dropping them off at one of 10 convenient Neighborhood Food…(Read More)

The summer edition of the quarterly Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management newsletter is now available. This edition of the 4R Times includes: Where to get the new Curbside Recycling Guidelines brochure Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event sets a record  Public Space Recycling expands in Trumansburg and more…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management recently installed a second public space recycling station in the Village of Trumansburg, as part of a plan to expand the program in 2019. There are now 11 public space bins at nine different locations in Tompkins County. Staff from the village Department of Public Works…(Read More)

The new 2019-2020 Tompkins County Curbside Recycling Guidelines brochure is now available. The brochure is produced by the Department of Recycling and Materials Management, and covers the 12-month period from July 2019 through June 2020. Inside, there is valuable information about curbside recycling collection, including a list of items that can be recycled…(Read More)

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