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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tompkins Recycling Announces New Yard Waste Coupon (Ithaca, NY) –Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management has received feedback from residents that there should be more payment options for yard waste recycling. The Department has listened, and is now adding a Yard Waste Coupon that will allow users of the facility to pay…(Read More)

Friday, February 7th, 2020 Due to inclement winter weather, curbside recycling collection in Tompkins County has been suspended for Friday, February 7th. Any roads that have not yet been serviced will be attempted the following day, February 8th. If your recycling has not been collected, please leave it at the curb. If possible, clear bins…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management office will be closed on Monday, February 17th, 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 collection. Recycling pick up will take…(Read More)

Cornell’s College of Human Ecology’s Green Ambassadors will be curating “Full Circle: Back to Our Roots”, an upcycling/recycling exhibit, to be held in the Jill Stuart Gallery, Human Ecology Building from March 18, 2020 through April 10, 2020.  They are looking for submissions from the College of Human Ecology community, as…(Read More)

2020 Master Composter Training Application Deadline:  Monday, January 27th Training:  (10) Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm, from February 6 – April 30, 2020 @ Tompkins County Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca NY Help reduce waste, protect the environment and improve gardens by teaching others to compost in Tompkins County! Join other enthusiastic…(Read More)

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management now charges a fee for all televisions and monitors brought to the Recycling and Solid Waste Center. These fees were made necessary because funds formerly received through state grants for electronics recycling have been discontinued. While other electronic items can generally be recycled without cost due to their value…(Read More)

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management will be closed on Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 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 collection. Recycling pick up will…(Read More)

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management would like to clarify when users must have a residential solid waste permit for the Recycling and Solid Waste Center. Follow this simple rule: If you are dropping off a material that has an associated fee, you must have a permit. Materials that have an associated fee, and therefore…(Read More)

As of January 1st, users of the Recycling and Solid Waste Center are required to pay to drop off yard waste, and a solid waste permit is required. Users can pay by weight, or with a yard waste punch card. However, many Tompkins County municipalities offer curbside pickup or drop off options for their residents…(Read More)

Tompkins County residents who are looking to get rid of Christmas trees at the start of 2020 should first check to see if their local municipality has an option for them. We’ve compiled a list of these options: Check to see if your municipality has a Christmas tree collection or drop off program. Christmas…(Read More)

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