Recycling and Solid Waste Center

The Recycling and Solid Waste Center (RSWC) only accepts waste from Tompkins County residents, businesses, and licensed haulers who have a valid Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management Permit or Hauler’s License.

Click here to find out more about how to obtain a Permit or Hauler’s License.


Disposal options at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center:

Type Description Fee*
Bag or Can Up to 35 lbs. for each bag Disposal Punch Card
Category 1 Vehicle 1 load of garbage inside vehicle – Sedan Vehicles: 2 and 4 door Category 1 Disposal Coupons
Category 2 Vehicle 1 load of garbage inside vehicle – Larger capacity vehicles: Wagon, SUV, & Mini Van Category 2 Disposal Coupon
Truck, Trailer, Other Vehicle weighs in and out at the scales Tier Flat Fees


*For more information about fees click here.

For more disposal options in Tompkins County click here.

For a list of items not accepted at the RSWC click here For more information reference our  NYSDEC 360 Permit.

Learn more about what is accepted for recycling in Tompkins County curbside and at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center.