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The following is a press release regarding the Community Food System Summit. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katie Hallas, Community Food System Planner (607) 272-2292 voicemail #281, Community Food System Summit: Moving Forward Together, at Stewart Park (ITHACA, NY September 12, 2022) – The Tompkins Food Future team and community partners invite the…(Read More)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 2nd, 2022 The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management Office and the Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. There will be no curbside recycling collection on Monday, September 5th. Recycling collection will take place one day late…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management newsletter, the 4RTimes, is now available for the Summer 2022 period. This issue covers: Glass Collection Off to a Great StartTBurg Farmers’ Market Drop Spot OpensPaintCare Comes to NYNew Curbside GuidelinesAnd more… The newsletter can be viewed as an email newsletter (, or…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management Annual Report for the year of 2021 is now available! This report includes a Director’s Report, 2021 By the Numbers, and highlights from Department programs such as Recycling, Recycling Collection, Organics, Old Landfills, and more. Click here to view the PDF…(Read More)

The outbound scale at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center is temporarily out of service. The facility remains open, but wait times may be affected. Users of the facility are reminded to use caution and obey any written and verbal directions. Please be patient with attendants and operators during potential delays. For more information…(Read More)

The following text comes from a NYS DEC newsletter. Join millions of people around the globe in celebrating Plastic Free July by reducing the number of single-use plastics used throughout the month of July. Taking small steps together to reduce or refuse single-use plastics help create a collective positive impact for…(Read More)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27th, 2022 (Ithaca, NY) – The new 2022-2023 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 2022 through June 2023. The publication includes a recycling pick-up…(Read More)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2nd, 2022 Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management is excited to announce the opening of a new food scraps recycling drop spot location at the Trumansburg Farmers’ Market. The drop spot will be open from 4:30 to 7:30 every Wednesday night during market season which extends from May 4th…(Read More)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29th, 2022 Source-Separated Glass Drop Off Opens May 16th at Recycling Center Glass Containers Will Still Be Accepted in Your Curbside Bin Starting May 16th, 2022 Tompkins County residents will have a new option to recycle glass at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center. Collecting glass separate from other recyclables…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management is seeking new Drop Spot Consultants for its Food Scraps Recycling Program.  Drop Spot Consultants can work as the regular attendant at one or more drop spots, or as a backup, filling in as needed. There are currently openings for regular attendants at locations in…(Read More)

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