Trash & Yard Waste Collection / Tags

Trash, Yard Waste & Recycling Collection

Trash is picked up at city residences every week. Recycling is picked up every other week on the same day as trash. Collection of yard waste occurs within the city between April 1 and November 30, or until snow falls, on the weeks opposite of recycling collection. Yard waste collection days are the same days as trash collection; however, yard waste is collected later in the day.  Call the Streets and Facilities Division at 607-272-1718 to find out when your trash is collected or use our resident services search tool.


Recycling information is available from Tompkins County Solid Waste 607-273-5700.

Yard Waste Tags

Currently yard waste tags are available at City Hall, Agway, all GreenStar locations, P&C Fresh (Pine Tree Road), Cornell Campus Store, the Dandy Mini Mart on West Buffalo Street, Tops, and Wegmans. Yard waste tags are $9 for a sheet of 6.

Trash Tags

Effective January 1, 2019, the City of Ithaca will offer only one type of trash tag for waste disposal. The tag will be valid for large trash cans and/or bags weighing up to 35 pounds. The cost of the large tag (color yellow) will be $4.50 each, sold in a sheet of 6 for $27.00. Trash tags are available at the following locations:
Trash Tag Location
City Hall 
City Chamberlain's Office
108 E. Green St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Agway Farm and Home Center
213 S. Fulton St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Cornell Campus Store
Cornell University Campus
135 Ho Plaza
Ithaca, NY 14853
Greenstar Co-op Market
770 Cascadilla St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Greenstar College Town
307 College Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Dewitt Mall
215 N Cayuga St
Ithaca, NY 14850
P&C Fresh
East Hill Plaza
Ithaca, NY 14850
Dandy Mini Mart
805 W. Buffalo St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
614 S. Meadow St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
500 S. Meadow St.
Ithaca, NY 14850