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Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spots Closed Sunday  With extreme winter weather conditions impacting our area over the next several days, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management reminds residents there will be delays in curbside recycling collection on Monday. Updates on the status of curbside pick-up will be posted at www.recycletompkins…(Read More)

Below are two recently posted employment and job training opportunities from Finger Lakes ReUse.   Volunteer and Employment Coordinator Job Title: Volunteer and Employment Coordinator Reports to: ReUse Training Director Position Summary: The Volunteer and Employment Coordinator is primarily responsible for providing trainings, support and job readiness assessments for ReUse Center workers.  Their 5 key…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management will be closed on Monday, January 21st, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be open its regular hours, 7:00am to 3:30pm, and there will be no change in curbside recycling collection. Recycling pick up will…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Legislature passed a resolution urging the New York State Legislature to increase recycling and reduce municipal waste management costs by expanding New York’s Returnable Container Act (also known as the Bottle Bill) to include wine, liquor, and other glass beverage containers. Director of Recycling and Materials Management Barbara Eckstrom noted the…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management quarterly newsletter, the 4R Times, is now available. Highlights include: Plastics recycling changes, The newly completed Food Scraps Transfer Building, Confidential Document Shred Day with Challenge Workforce Solutions, Upcoming fee changes, And more.. Click here to view the Newsletter…(Read More)

Effective January 1st, 2019 the tipping fee at the county’s Recycling and Solid Waste Center is $90 per ton, up from $85/ton. There are also changes in the three flat rate tiers for licensed solid waste permit holders. Disposal coupons for vehicle loads of trash saw a small increase in cost. Category 1…(Read More)

Most municipalities in Tompkins County have programs for recycling holiday trees and wreaths. Click here to see how your municipality handles these materials. Christmas trees and wreaths can also be brought to the yard waste area of the Tompkins County Recycling and Solid Waste Center (160 Commercial Ave. in Ithaca) at no charge to residents…(Read More)

In celebration of America Recycles Day, Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) and Challenge Workforce Solutions partnered to offer a free Confidential Document Shred Day. With similar events occurring only in the Spring and Summer, the two organizations wanted to offer residents a way to safely recycle their documents in the Fall. The event…(Read More)

Recent trends in recycling markets have resulted in changes to what can be collected for recycling in Tompkins County. A new video, created by Thomas Hoebbel Photography and Video shows residents how to Clean the Stream and Recycle Right at the curb and at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center. Click here to view the…(Read More)

M&T Bank Triphammer 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 Tompkins County that have taken…(Read More)