Tompkins County Solid Waste Partners


Casella collects residential curbside recycling in all County municipalities under a contract with Tompkins County. This company is also one of several haulers providing garbage pick-up in Tompkins County.


Catalog Choice is the easiest and most effective way to stop unwanted mail. The free service allows you to opt out of catalogs, coupons, credit card offers, phone books, circulars and more.


Cayuga Compost  is a division of P&S Excavating, and is proud to provide a food waste collection and composting service to local businesses to divert their food scraps from the waste stream and turn it into high quality compost. Cayuga Compost has a contract with Tompkins County to process organic materials.


Challenge Workforce Solutions is a local, non-profit, vocational organization that empowers people with a variety of disabilities and other barriers to employment to find opportunities in the workplace. Services include: office paper shredding and product packaging.


Clean Harbors has been a trusted source for environmental, energy and industrial services since 1980. The company treats the Household Hazardous Waste that is dropped off at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center throughout the year.


Community Coalition for Healthy Youth is a coalition that represents agencies, schools, government, businesses, families, and concerned citizens in Tompkins County, working to reduce substance abuse among middle and high school youth through the use of effective, evidence-based programs and practices.

Cornell University is a premier hub for sustainability, advancing research and cultivating collaboration.


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County puts a wealth of useful, research-based information at your finger tips! They offer free or low-cost workshops on topics that range from how to start an organic garden to making a home spending plan. The Compost Education Program supports the goals of the Solid Waste Management Division to divert compostable materials from the waste stream and thereby maximize waste reduction in the County. This mission is achieved by training and supporting community volunteers to educate and enthuse the public about the benefits and methods of composting.


DataMomentum of Ithaca, NY is a web services company providing content management services in New York and around the world.


Finger Lakes Buy Green can help you find simple, easy ways toward making healthy purchasing choices that will benefit you,

your community and the environment.


Finger Lakes ReUse operates a community-oriented warehouse, shopping, and educational center where the maximum reuse of materials is a priority. In 1995, Tompkins County made a commitment to develop a ReUse Center as part of its 20-Year Solid Waste Management Plan. Finger Lakes ReUse includes the ReUse Center, a Deconstruction Program (green alternative to demolition) and the eCenter (computer refurbishment program).


Go Green Initiative provides schools, homes, businesses and organizations of all kinds with the tools and training they need to create a "culture of conservation" within their community.


Ithaca College's campus sustainability initiative has three, highly inter-related aspects – curriculum and research, campus operations and community outreach.


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation – WASTE MANAGEMENT

The NYSDEC regulates and monitors solid and hazardous waste facilities and generators of hazardous waste; controls disposal of radioactive materials and use of pesticides; and promotes sound management of wastes by communities, businesses and industries.


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation – RECYCLING

The NYSDEC offers advice on what can be reused, recycled or composted.


ReCommunity Inc. of Charlotte, NC has operated the Recycling and Solid Waste Center since 2011 under a 10 year contract with Tompkins County.


The Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY inspires excitement for science through interactive exhibits and programs that engage educate and empower. The hands-on museum offers visitors of all ages more than 250 exhibits, educational programs, an outdoor science park and a seasonal miniature golf course. The "Reinvention Station" taps into your creative side as you transform recyclable materials into works of art.


City of Ithaca's Streets and Facilities Department  provides trash and yard waste collection for residents within the city limits. This group issues violation notices for improperly placed or tagged trash, as well as improperly placed yard waste and recycling.  Illegal dumping issues are noted by this group and reported to the Ithaca Police Department.


Sustainable Tompkins is a citizen-based organization working towards the long-term well-being of our communities by integrating social equity, economic vitality, ecological stewardship, and shared responsibility.


Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (TCCPI) is an award-winning, multi-sector collaboration seeking to leverage the climate action commitments made by Cornell University, Ithaca College, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Tompkins County, the City of Ithaca, and the towns of Caroline, Dryden, and Ithaca to mobilize a countywide energy efficiency effort and accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy.


Tompkins County Environmental Management Council (EMC) has been the Legislature's official citizen's advisory board on local environmental issues since 1971.


Tompkins County Planning Department provides planning and related services to County government and local municipalities.


US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ten Regional offices, each of which is responsible for several states and territories. New York State is in Region 2.


Learn how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources.



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