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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)

For immediate release: December 17th, 2021 The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays! Please note the following closings and schedule changes for the last two weeks of the year: The TCRMM office will be closed on Friday, December 24th for Christmas Day (Observed) and Friday…(Read More)

For immediate release: December 14th, 2020 What You Need to Know About the NYS Polystyrene Foam Ban New York State’s ban on the sale of polystyrene foam food service containers and loose fill packing materials goes into effect on January 1st, 2022. Polystyrene foam, or expanded polystyrene (EPS), is often referred to as “Styrofoam…(Read More)

Recycling Bin “Do’s” and “Don’ts” – Holiday Edition: String Lights: DO NOT include. Damaged LED holiday lights can be accepted with electronics at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center. Non-LED style light strands are also accepted, but must have the bulbs removed. Some retail stores and online outlets such as HolidayLEDs…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management quarterly newsletter, the 4RTimes, is now available for Fall 2021. This issue covers: Student’s Guide to RecyclingNYS EPS (Styrofoam) Ban Coming in 2022Maintaining Tompkins County’s Old LandfillsReduce Food Waste with Catch-All RecipesAnd more… Click here to view the newsletter in…(Read More)

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