With extreme winter weather conditions on the way, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management reminds residents there could be delays in curbside recycling collection. Updates on the status of curbside pick-up will be posted at www.recycletompkins.org.
Because of the range of severity and duration in weather disruptions, it is not possible to predict when a recycling collection route might be completed. Residents should still set out material for their regularly scheduled pick up day. Every effort will be made to return to a normal collection schedule as soon as the weather permits.
Residents can do their part to prevent additional delays and interruption of service by keeping their recycling bins accessible. When possible, please remove snow and extra material from around the bins. Please ensure containers are placed in an accessible location, such as an area by the end of a driveway clear of the road or street (including bike lanes). Secure materials to protect them from windy conditions, and place bins on a level and hard surface if possible.
If residents feel their recycling was missed, after checking for updates on the website, please call the Recycling and Materials Management office at (607) 273-6632.
Residents also have the option to bring recyclables to the Recycling and Solid Waste Center at 160 Commercial Avenue in Ithaca. The hours are Monday through Saturday from 7am to 3:30pm. There is no charge to drop off recyclables at the RSWC.
Seth Dennis, Waste Reduction and Recycling Specialist
Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management