Permits and Fees

Residents and businesses must purchase permits to dispose of garbage and certain recyclables at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center (RSWC).

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Curbside Recycling

Get the Guidelines for every other week curbside recycling collection provided to residents of Tompkins County

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Recycling and Solid Waste Center

Many additional items can be dropped off at the RSWC - Batteries, Clothing, Electronics, Fluorescents, Food Scraps, Propane Tanks, Yard Waste and more…

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Food Scraps Recycling

Residents can bring food scraps and compostable disposable items, free of charge, to the Public Drop-off at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center

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Holiday Closings and Curbside Recycling Schedule


Both the Solid Waste Division Office and the Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be closed Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25th, and again on Thursday, January 1st for the New Year's Day holiday. There will be no curbside recycling collection on either day. Recycling collection will take place one day late for the remainder of each holiday week. 


Online Reuse Directory Highlights Secondhand Shopping


Find your gifts this holiday season with the Reuse Store directory! 

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


Prevent Food Waste this Holiday Season


During this season of giving, do your part to reduce waste and donate extra food to help those in need in our community. Click here for a list of organizations accepting food donations in Tompkins County. 





Become a Master Composter! The Application Deadline is January 23rd





Recycle More This Holiday Season