Residents: Please Limit Trips to the Recycling Center


Residents: Please Limit Trips to the Recycling and Solid Waste Center

(Ithaca, NY) – Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management would like to remind residents during the COVID-19 pandemic that social distancing does not just mean maintaining a distance of 6’ from others, but also eliminating unnecessary trips from the home. Although the Recycling and Solid Waste Center and other services can be used as needed, residents should take steps to reduce how often they make trips to use these services.

 Residents should take these steps to reduce the number of trips they must make:

  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible to reduce trash
  • Combine trips—bring more material in one trip rather than taking two separate trips
  • Defer projects that generate a large quantity of waste

The Recycling and Solid Waste Center, Recycling and Materials Management office, curbside recycling collection, and Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spots are all considered essential services and continue to operate normal hours. Please use these services when necessary.


Tompkins Recycling and Materials Management

(607) 273-6632