TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. –– With the new year right around the corner residents are being reminded about changes to their waste collection fees going into effect Jan. 1, 2021.

In case you missed it, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management announced earlier this month multiple fee changes that will take place beginning Jan. 1 including trash disposal punch cards, which are used to pay for the disposal of 5 bags or cans of trash, now costing $15 and disposal fees for residents and haulers increasing to $96 per ton. The flat tier rates will remain unchanged at $15 for 0 to 333lbs., $30 for 333 to 666 lbs. and $45 for 667 to 1000 lbs.

Additionally, the cost to recycle televisions and monitors will be lowered from $15 to $10. Fees for yard waste and all other fees not  mentioned will remain at the same levels they were in 2020.

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