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The following information comes from CFCU Community Credit Union. Click here to visit their event website. Shred your sensitive documents and electronics!* July 18, 2020 from 10am – 12pm, 281 Tops Plaza CortlandJuly 25, 2020 from 10am – 12pm, East Hill Plaza, Ithaca To maintain health and safety during the shred days, all attendees…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and the Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be closed on Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Curbside recycling collection and Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spots will not impacted by the holiday. Have a safe and…(Read More)

The cover of the 2020 curbside recycling guidelines brochure

“Recycle Right” in Tompkins County The new 2020-2021 Tompkins County Curbside Recycling Guidelines brochure is now available. The brochure is produced by the Department of Recycling and Materials Management, and covers the 12-month period from July 2020 through June 2021. The publication includes a recycling pick-up calendar through June 2021. There is…(Read More)

The weigh scales at the Tompkins County Recycling and Solid Waste Center (RSWC) at 160 Commercial Avenue in Ithaca will undergo an annual certification and inspection on Monday, June 29th. It will be necessary to close down one scale at a time. Be alert for changes in traffic patterns while the work is being performed…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management quarterly newsletter, the 4R Times, is now available at and in a mobile-friendly format.Highlights of this issue include: New Curbside Recycling GuidelinesFood Waste Prevention TipsA Few Recycling RemindersUpcoming holidaysHousehold Hazardous Waste eventsAnd more… Click here to sign up to…(Read More)

Holiday Closing and Curbside Recycling Pick-Up Schedule Both the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management and the Recycling & Solid Waste Center (RSWC) will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. There will be no curbside recycling collection on Monday, May 25th. Recycling collection will take…(Read More)

(Ithaca, NY) – Did you know that you can now buy trash disposal punch cards and coupons, solid waste permits, and more without leaving your home? has a Shop Online feature that residents can use to: Purchase disposal punch cards and coupons,Purchase yard waste punch cards and coupons,Purchase solid waste permits and…(Read More)

The following is an excerpt from a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation newsletter. DEC is commemorating its 50th birthday this year! The legislation establishing DEC was signed by Governor Nelson Rockefeller as part of the celebration of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, and the new agency began operations on July 1…(Read More)

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) would like to ask residents to put cardboard in their recycling bin rather than stacking it to the side. This would allow recycling collectors to touch fewer surfaces while picking up recycling bins and dumping their contents into the recycling truck. Although COVID-19 is thought to spread…(Read More)