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(Ithaca, NY) – For a second year, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management partnered with Challenge Workforce Solutions to offer a free Confidential Document Shred Day for all Tompkins County residents. The event took place Saturday, November 16th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the parking lot of the Recycling…(Read More)

Now that Election Day is over, your political campaign yard signs – made from Coroplast® – can be recycled in Tompkins County. Please remove the wire sign holders or stakes before recycling the signs. Metal sign holders and stakes can be recycled for free in the scrap metal area of the Recycling and Solid Waste…(Read More)

ITHACA, NY…Finger Lakes ReUse, a not-for-profit organization committed to transforming waste into resources through reuse, is hosting three Creative ReUse Workshops at the Ithaca ReUse Center (located at 214 Elmira Road, Ithaca, NY) on Thursday, October 24th, Thursday, November 21st and Thursday, December 12th. Each workshop will be open…(Read More)

The Fall edition of the quarterly Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management newsletter is now available. This edition of the 4R Times includes: Opening of the Groton Drop SpotTips for Using Reusable BagsRecycling Food Scraps Takes a VillageReBusiness Spotlight: Ulysses LibraryCCE Tompkins Offering Advanced Compost Class SeriesHoliday Closingsand more… The 4RTimes is available as a…(Read More)

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)

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)

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