TCRMM Issues Curbside Recycling Guidance During High Wind Warning

Due to the High Wind Warning issued by the National Weather Service for Tompkins County and surrounding areas, Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) advises residents to consider delaying setting out Curbside Recycling until their next scheduled curbside recycling pickup day. 

According to the NWS, gusts between 30-35 mph are forecasted, with gusts up to 60 mph in some locations. The High Wind Warning is in effect from 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, and is scheduled to expire at 4 a.m. Wednesday. The strong winds are expected to blow down trees and power lines, and can easily blow loose materials, such as recycling bins and their contents, into streets, creating increased danger for residents, drivers, and pedestrians.  

Tompkins County residents can delay setting out material until the next scheduled pick-up day or bring their recyclables to the Recycling and Solid Waste Center (RSWC) during regular business hours, 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. There is no charge for Tompkins County residents to drop-off recyclables at the RSWC.

Wednesday’s Curbside Recycling collection will take place on schedule. To find your next Curbside Recycling day, use the “Find My Recycling Day” tool at