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Now that the Fall semester has begun, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management would like to take a moment to help students recycle right in Ithaca and Tompkins County. There are specific guidelines for what is and is not recyclable, and plenty of resources to help. Making sure you recycle correctly every…(Read More)

Both the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management and the Recycling & Solid Waste Center (RSWC) will be closed on Monday, September 6th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. There will be no curbside recycling collection on Monday, September 6th. Recycling collection will take place a day late for the remainder of…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management quarterly newsletter, the 4RTimes, is now available. This issue covers: New Curbside GuidelinesPay As You Throw Encourages Waste ReductionReBusiness Spotlight: Dairy OneBorrow-A-Bin for Public EventsAnd more… Click here to view the newsletter in a mobile-friendly format, or…(Read More)

The new 2021-2022 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 2021 through June 2022. The publication includes a recycling pick-up calendar and valuable information about curbside recycling collection…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management Annual Report for the year of 2020 is now available! This report includes a Director’s Report, 2020 By the Numbers, and highlights from Department programs such as Recycling, Recycling Collection, Old Landfills, and more. Click here to view the PDF…(Read More)

The following is a press release for an event held May 5-8, 2021 in recognition of International Compost Awareness Week. Attention local gardeners and compost enthusiasts, here’s your chance to get some free compost at the start of the growing season! In recognition of International Compost Awareness Week, the Tompkins County Department of…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management quarterly newsletter, the 4RTimes, is now available. This issue covers: Recycling and Solid Waste Center Updates,Food Scraps Drop Spot Compost Giveaway,TCRMM Named Partner of the Year,HHW Drop-off Dates, Holiday Closings, and more… Click here to view the&nbsp…(Read More)

County’s commitment to teamwork leads to Partner of the Year honor RUTLAND, VT – (February 16, 2021) Casella Waste Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that Tompkins County, New York was recently honored for their leadership in sustainability at the inaugural Casella Sustainability Leadership Award Ceremony. Tompkins County was honored as the 2020 Partner of…(Read More)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 16th, 2021 Changes Coming to the Recycling and Solid Waste Center Starting March 1st, 2021, the Tompkins County Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be operated under a new contract with Casella Recycling. Changes under the new contract include: Plastic Bags and Films will no longer be accepted for recycling. Clean…(Read More)

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