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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)

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)

For immediate release: February 17th, 2022 The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management office will be closed on Monday, February 21st, for the Presidents’ Day holiday. However, 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…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management newsletter, the 4RTimes, is now available for the Winter 2021/22 period. This issue covers: NYS Foam Ban Information2021 RSWC Facility UpgradesNew Year’s 4R ResolutionsNYS Food Donation and Recycling Law in EffectAnd more… The newsletter can be viewed as an email newsletter (https://tinyurl.com…(Read More)

For immediate release: January 14th, 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closing and Curbside Recycling Pick-up The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management Office will be closed on Monday, January 17th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be open its regular hours, 7…(Read More)

For immediate release: December 30th, 2021 This year, holiday trees and wreathes will be accepted free of charge (and with no permit required) at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center’s yard waste drop-off area. The free drop-off will continue through January of 2022. Trees, wreathes, and other yard waste collected at the…(Read More)

For immediate release: December 29th, 2021 New Year’s Recycling Collection and Drop Spot Schedule Due to holiday scheduling, recycling may be collected earlier than normal on Friday, December 31st. As always, residents are reminded to have their recycling bins set out by the required time of 6:00 AM (4:00 AM in the…(Read More)

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