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Both the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management and the Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no curbside recycling collection on Monday, May 27th. Recycling collection will take place a day later for the remainder of the holiday week…(Read More)

Master Food Preserver Training Tuesday, May 21 – Thursday, May 23, 8:30am-4:30pm each day @Hidden Valley 4-H Camp, 2860 Hidden Valley Camp Rd, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 JUST A FEW SPOTS LEFT! This 3-day intensive course in Watkins Glen is for those who would like to go beyond the basics of…(Read More)

The Department of Recycling and Materials Management is now accepting applications for one  Assistant Coordinators for the Tompkins CRT (Compost, Recycling, Trash) program. This position involves working with volunteers and event organizers to collect recyclable and compostable material at large public events, including Ithaca Festival, the Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, and more. View…(Read More)

The annual Dryden Dairy Day Celebration is scheduled for June 8th with the theme of “Raise Your Glass for Dairy Pride.” The event includes a parade starting at 9:30am and festivities in Montgomery Park until 3:00pm. Stop by the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management table in Montgomery Park for fun…(Read More)

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management will participate, along with other County Departments, in the Ithaca Festival Parade on Thursday, May 30th. Keep an eye out for our parade entry…(Read More)

In April, New York State passed The Food Donation and Food Scrap Recycling Act, which addresses preventing food waste, rescuing surplus wholesome food for those in need, and recycling any remaining food scraps. Read more about the bill from the Natural Resource Defense Council…(Read More)

The Department of Recycling and Materials Management recently installed its ninth public space recycling station on Hancock Street in the city of Ithaca. Located adjacent to a TCAT bus shelter, the specially designed bin features receptacles for both single-stream recyclable items and trash. The unit is NOT to be used for household recycling and…(Read More)

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management’s Spring 2019 Newsletter is now available. Highlights include: 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Public Space Recycling Expands ReBusiness Revisits the Dryden Cafe And more… A digital version of the newsletter is available at this link: Or, visit the newsletter page of our website…(Read More)

It’s time to get more flavor and less waste out of meal prepping. Whether you’re a prepping pro or just starting out, here are the tools you need to make a shopping list, portion your meals, and maximize what’s in your fridge. The Meal Prep Mate offers tools for experts and pre…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management seeks to hire two Outreach Assistants to help promote recycling programs at community events in Tompkins County.  These are part-time positions starting in April and continuing through November. The position involves working as part of a team to enthusiastically promote participation in recycling and composting…(Read More)