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Nestled just off the beaten path on the West side of the historic State Theatre of Ithaca, The Watershed is a bar and gathering space serving Ithacans and visitors seven days a week. Aside from serving cocktails and appetizers, the Watershed recognizes the escalating dangers of climate change and aims to lessen the bar’s…(Read More)

The latest edition of the 4R Times, Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management’s quarterly newsletter, is now available.    Learn about:   Recent changes in plastic recycling rules, An easy way to always remember your recycling day, What The Watershed is doing to be a minimal waste bar, Important household waste dates, community events, and…(Read More)

Finger Lakes ReUse is hosting weekly Volunteer Donations-Processing Parties.   They will take place most Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the winter at the Ithaca ReUse Center (214 Elmira Road) from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.   Come have fun, meet great people, and help put materials back into active use!    ReUse staff and regular volunteers…(Read More)

Don’t Miss Your Recycling Day Again! RecycleTompkins.org, the website of the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management, has been updated with a fresh look and new tools designed to make finding information about recycling easy and convenient. Visitors to the website will appreciate the new “Find My Recycling Day” tool on…(Read More)

There has been a great deal of attention in the national media of late on changes in recycling markets, and how those changes impact the collection and processing of recyclable materials. We would like to offer a brief explanation and outline the changes taking place locally. Recycling markets are volatile by nature and this has…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Legislature awarded Elmira Structures, Inc. the contract to construct a food scraps transfer building at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center (RSWC) in Ithaca. The County’s Department of Recycling and Materials Management was awarded a $355,000 New York Department of Environmental Conservation Climate Smart Communities grant to help fund the…(Read More)

A new Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot opened on June 28th in partnership with the Town of Newfield. The drop spot is located at the Town Hall at 166 Main Street, and is open every Thursday from 4pm to 6pm. Click here to read the full press release for more details…(Read More)

Join us in welcoming Forty Weight Coffee Roasters and The Ithaca Voice as our newest ReBusiness Partners. Founded in 2010, Forty Weight Coffee Roasters produces a wide variety of high quality coffees from their roastery and coffee lab in Ithaca in addition to operating a mobile pop-up coffee shop. The Ithaca Voice, an online…(Read More)

The new 2018-2019 Curbside Recycling Guidelines brochure is now available, covering the 12-month period from July 2018 through June 2019. Inside, there is valuable information about single stream curbside recycling collection, including a list of items that can be recycled both at the curb and at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center at…(Read More)

The East Hill Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot is now open during the East Hill Plaza Ithaca Farmers Market on Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm in addition to its usual hours of 11am to 2 pm on Saturdays. The drop spot and market take place at 380 Pine Tree Road in Ithaca, next to Rite…(Read More)

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