Don’t Throw Pumpkins in the Trash…Recycle Them!

Now that Halloween is behind us, don’t forget to compost your Jack-o’-Lantern. Composting is easier than ever in Tompkins County! Residents can bring their pumpkins and food scraps to one of fifteen Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spots free of charge. Locations include:

  • Recycling & Solid Waste Center
    160 Commercial Ave., Ithaca
    Open Mon – Sat from 7am – 3:30pm
  • Brooktondale Community Center
    522 Valley Rd.
    Open every Tuesday from 4pm – 6pm
  • Cayuga Compost
    3225 Agard Rd., Trumansburg
    Open 24 hours a day
  • Cayuga Heights Village Office
    836 Hanshaw Rd.
    Open every Sunday from 11am – 3pm
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
    615 Willow Ave., Ithaca
    Open every Sunday from 10am – 2pm
  • Danby Town Hall
    1830 Danby Rd. (Route 96B)
    Open every Saturday from 9AM-Noon
  • Dryden Town Highway Department
    61 E. Main St. (Rt. 392)
    Open every Saturday from 9am – Noon
  • East Hill Plaza – Ithaca
    Pine Tree Rd. (Next to Rite Aid)
    Open every Saturday from 11am – 2pm
    Open May-October Wednesdays 4pm-6pm
  • Groton Town Clerk’s Office
    101 Conger Boulevard
    Open every Saturday 9am-11am
  • Hancock Street
    Corner of Fifth and Hancock Streets, Ithaca
    Open every Wednesday from 4pm – 6pm
  • Lansing Village Office
    2405 N. Triphammer Rd.
    Open every Saturday from 10am – 1pm
  • Newfield Town Hall
    166 Main Street
    Open every Thursday from 4pm – 6pm
  • Tompkins County Highway Department
    170 Bostwick Rd, Ithaca
    Open every Saturday from 9am – Noon
  • Trumansburg Dept. of Public Works
    Corey Street
    Open every Saturday from 9am – Noon

Let your pumpkins rot the right way – in a compost pile! Food scraps recycling is a great way to save on disposal costs and keep your garbage can clean. Learn more at www.recycletompkins.org/dropspots, or visit any drop spot during their hours of operation.

Contact:

Tompkins Recycling and Materials Management

www.recycletompkins.org

(607) 273-6632

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