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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will discontinue its annual “leaf swap” this year due to the presence of the invasive Jumping Earthworm in our area, which CCE staff believes can be further spread by the sharing of leaves between infected and non-infected properties.  While the jumping worms themselves may not be present in…(Read More)

Confidential Document Shred Day Where: Recycling and Materials Management Parking Lot – 122 Commercial Avenue, Ithaca When: Nov. 17th, 9 am-12 pm What: Free Confidential Document Shred Day in celebration of America Recycles Day, presented by Challenge Workforce Solutions in partnership with Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management. Get up to 2 file boxes or…(Read More)

There is currently one full-time 40-hour per week opportunity in the title of Senior Weigh Scale Operator located in the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management. The Senior Weigh Scale Operator hourly wage is $20.33, and Saturday hours are a requirement. Click here for more information about this vacancy. Click…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management is seeking back-up drop spot attendants for its Food Scraps Recycling Program. This position staffs drop spots on an as-scheduled basis, by filling in at various sites when coverage is required. The attendant provides customer service, offers outreach materials and information regarding the drop…(Read More)

DEC Announces Two New Certified Climate Smart Communities Tompkins County Earns Silver Certification and Town of Ulysses Achieves Bronze Certification for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Use This article was reposted from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website. View the original article here. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) office will be closed on Monday, October 8th in observance of Indigenous Peoples/Columbus Day. The Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be open its regular hours on Monday, October 8th from 7:00am to 3:30pm. There will be no change in curbside recycling collection. Recycling…(Read More)

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!, 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)