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An overview of the Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management Department’s Draft Local Solid Waste Management Plan (LSWMP), Rethinking Waste in Tompkins County: Fostering a Local Circular Economy, will be presented during a public meeting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2023, in the BorgWarner Room at the Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL), 101 E. Green Street, Ithaca, at which time feedback will be heard.

Rethinking Waste in Tompkins County identifies the plan for the county to strive for sustainable materials management during a ten-year planning period, from 2023 through 2032. It is intended to serve as a countywide framework for the coordination of materials management in an economical and environmentally sound manner consistent with the State’s solid waste management policy.  

The plan is available for review on the website, and a physical copy is available for review at TCPL.

In accordance with the revised Part 360 Solid Waste Regulations as promulgated by the State of New York Department of Environmental Conservation, the public has forty-five (45) days after the release of the LSWMP to review and submit written comment.

Comments will be received until August 7, 2023, and can be emailed to

Written comments can also be mailed to the following address:

Leo Riley, Interim Director  

Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management  

122 Commercial Ave 

Ithaca, New York 14850  

Tompkins Recycling & Materials Management