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The Spring 2020 edition of the 4RTimes is now available. This issue covers the plastic bag ban, why you shouldn’t bag recyclables, new yard waste coupons, and more. The 4R Times Spring 2020 Newsletter is now available at this link (web version) and as a PDF…(Read More)

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management is now hiring for the position of Recycling Driver. Information about the position and how to apply can be found at the Tompkins County Personnel website. The final date to file applications is March 27th. To view the vacancy and apply, click here: https://www.tompkinscivilservice.org/civilservice/vacancies…(Read More)

Plastic Bag Ban and Paper Bag Fee Beginning March 1st, plastic carryout bags will be banned in New York State. A local law in Tompkins County will also require businesses to charge a $.05 fee for all paper carryout bags so as to encourage the use of reusable bags. Please refer to the following graphics…(Read More)

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)

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