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
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, GreenStar, Oasis, P&C Fresh (Pine Tree Road), Tops and Wegmans. Yard waste tags are $9 for a sheet of 6. Individual tags may be purchased at City Hall for $1.50 each.

Trash Tags
Effective January 1, 2014, 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 orange) will be $3.75 each, sold in a sheet of 6 for $22.50. Trash tags are available at the following locations:
Trash Tag Location
Address
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
Greenstore Co-op Market
701 W. Buffalo St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Jason's Deli
301 College Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Oasis
Dewitt Mall
215 N Cayuga St
Ithaca, NY 14850
P&C Fresh
East Hill Plaza
Ithaca, NY 14850
Pete's
805 W. Buffalo St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Top's
614 S. Meadow St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Wegman's
500 S. Meadow St.
Ithaca, NY 14850