Tompkins Recycling Announces New Yard Waste Coupon

(Ithaca, NY) –Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management has received feedback from residents that there should be more payment options for yard waste recycling. The Department has listened, and is now adding a Yard Waste Coupon that will allow users of the facility to pay for vehicle loads of yard waste.

Fee increases for some materials like yard waste were necessitated by a decrease in revenues from the sale of recyclable materials.

Users of the facility can pay for yard waste in one of three ways:

Yard Waste Punch Card--$12 for 6 punches

  • Each punch is good for one 35 pound bag or can of yard waste.Residential users only.Available from the Recycling and Materials Management Office and the Weigh Station.

Yard Waste Coupon--$8 per coupon

  • Each coupon is good for one vehicle load of yard waste. Residential cars, SUVs, and trucks only. No trailers or altered loads.Available from the Recycling and Materials Management Office and the Weigh Station.

Yard Waste by Weight--$90 per ton, $15 minimum

  • For commercial loads or residents with large quantities of yard waste.Stop at the Weigh Station.

Please note that a permit is required for residents to drop off yard waste. For more information, visit

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