As Governor Cuomo has signaled that the Southern Tier Region of New York State can start to slowly phase the reopening of business operations, the City of Ithaca has begun the planning process for resuming select services. In light of the severe loss of revenue the City has experienced, necessitating the furloughing of over 85 employees, the Mayor has determined that it is time to conclude the temporary policy that allowed trash to be picked up without trash tags.
Starting Monday, May 18, 2020, trash tags will once again be required for all trash bags/cans being collected by the City of Ithaca. Trash tags are available for purchase from most major grocery stores including Tops, Wegmans, and Greenstar, along with other locations that can be found using the link below. You can also purchase trash tags from the City Chamberlain’s Office by sending a check with a note indicating how many you would like to purchase and the tags will be mailed to you. Please makes checks payable to the “City of Ithaca” and mail them to the City Chamberlain’s Office, 108 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.
The City of Ithaca appreciates the support, collaboration, and sense of community that Ithacans have demonstrated during the past few months, and we look forward to the brighter days ahead!
Questions about trash tags and yard waste tags can be forwarded to the City Chamberlain’s Office at (607) 274-6580.