ReBusiness Partners

The ReBusiness Partners Program is designed to support a local business or organization’s efforts to reduce waste, increase recycling and composting, and adopt green purchasing practices. We worked with a few of our ReBusiness Partners and Thomas Hoebbel Photography to create a video promoting the program. It demonstrates how easy it is to participate in a waste assessment or reassessment and highlights some of the program’s success stories.


What do committed ReBusiness Partners receive?

  • Public recognition from the community for their efforts to help the environment.
  • FREE assistance from Recycling and Materials Management throughout the process, including a waste assessment
  • FREE recycling bins and decals
  • FREE Compost, Recycling, and Trash signage
  • Reduced fee for food scraps recycling service
  • The rights to use the ReBusiness logo

Why become a ReBusiness Partner?

In addition to receiving public recognition and assistance from the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management, a ReBusiness Partner:

  • Reduces the amount of trash being sent to the landfill.
  • Saves energy and natural resources.
  • Could experience bottom line savings.
  • Helps sustain the community in which we live.
  • Complies with New York State and local laws.

Who can become a partner?

Any Tompkins County business or organization can become a ReBusiness Partner. Interested businesses are provided with a FREE waste assessment and follow-up report of recommendations to help reduce waste, recycle, compost and implement green purchasing practices. Once a business has met the following criteria, it will be invited to become a ReBusiness Partner.

In order to become a ReBusiness Partner, a business must:

  • Have a recycling program set-up to effectively collect all mandatory recyclables,
  • Demonstrate at least 3 activities in the areas of Reduce, Reuse, or Rebuy.

For more information about the program, please contact us.

Current ReBusiness Partners: