Effective January 1st, 2019 the tipping fee at the county’s Recycling and Solid Waste Center is $90 per ton, up from $85/ton. There are also changes in the three flat rate tiers for licensed solid waste permit holders.
Disposal coupons for vehicle loads of trash saw a small increase in cost. Category 1 coupons for typical two and four-door sedans are now $10, and Category 2 coupons for SUVs, minivans and wagons are $15. There was no change in the $12 punch cards for up to five (5) individual bags or cans of trash.
Since only the new coupons are now accepted, residents will need to exchange any unused old coupons. The exchange can only take place at the Department of Recycling and Materials Management office, 122 Commercial Ave., Ithaca:
· One unused $8 coupon plus $2 can be exchanged for a new $10 coupon
· One unused $14 coupon plus $1 can be exchanged for a new $15 coupon
Other price changes that took effect January 1st include a $1 increase in tire disposal, to $3 per tire (less than 10 per visit), and customers are no longer able to use a punch on a punch card for a tire. Recycling bins sold at the Department of Recycling and Materials Management will cost $10 and $14 for the 18-gallon and 22-gallon bins, respectively.
For more information, visit www.recycletompkins.org or call the TCRMM office at 273-6632.