Upcoming Holiday Closings and Curbside Recycling Schedule


Both the Solid Waste Division Office and the Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. There will be NO curbside recycling collection on September 5th. Pick-up will take place a day late for the remainder of the holiday week. If your regularly scheduled collection day is Monday, recycling will be picked up on Tuesday; regular Tuesday collection will be Wednesday; and so forth.


New FOG Station Proves Popular in First Three Months


In the three months since the Recycling and Solid Waste Center added a collection station for liquid cooking fats, oils and grease (FOG), nearly 275 gallons of material have been dropped off by residents. The FOG collection station is part of the newly redesigned food scraps drop spot at the RSWC. The FOG will be processed by Buffalo Biodiesel into a renewable, biodegradable fuel. PLEASE: Liquids only; solid material goes in the food scraps totes. 


Become a Tompkins County ReBusiness Partner Today

Join the hundreds of local businesses and organizations who are saving money, conserving energy and diverting resources from the landfill. Make a commitment to the 4Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rebuy - and call our team today for your free Waste Assessment 


Don't Let Your Veggies Grow Up to be Compost!

The fourth season of Friendship Donation Network's Neighborhood Food Hubs continues through October 1st, and makes donating extra produce from your garden or CSA share easy. Simply drop off your extra vegetables, fruit and eggs at one of the 17 Neighborhood Food Hubs, and it'll be distributed to area food programs the next day!


Check out the article on FDN published in Tompkins Weekly:

Sharing Summer's Bounty with Our Neighbors



Download the "Recycle Tompkins" App Today


Need to know the schedule for curbside recycling pick up on your street? Download our app onto your iPhone or Android device. 

Online Reuse Directory Highlights Secondhand Shopping


Check out Get Your Greenback Tompkins' Reuse Store directory! 

Secondhand shopping provides quality goods at reasonable prices, with most of your money staying in the local economy.





Food Scraps Curbside Collection Ends December 31st




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