Solid Waste, Recycling & Yard Waste

 

Solid Waste & Recycling Service

 1-888-947-2643


Residential Reference Guide

August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2018


 

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE
All services are to be collected on Friday, unless a major holiday (New Years, Memorial, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas) fall on a weekday, then Saturday will be collection day. 
All items must be at the curb by 6:00 a.m. to ensure pickup.

 

Granger Waste Services has a contract with the City of Ithaca from August 1, 2015 - July 31, 2018. 


WEEKLY SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL 

Granger will provide residents with a 95- gallon trash cart on wheels and one box of blue recycling bags annually.  The cost for this service is $10.00 per month, which will be billed directly by Granger on a quarterly basis.  Curbside service is weekly on Friday.

 

Contact Granger at 1-888-947-2643 or at info@grangernet.com  to set up your account.

 

Senior Residents (60 years plus) may choose between the cart system or a tag option.  The tag system requires one tag on your own 33-gallon trash container or trash bag (larger bags or containers require additional tags).  Seniors who choose to recycle will be provided one box of blue recycling bags.  Weekly curbside pick up of trash and recycling would require one tag per each bag.  Each tag costs $1.90 and are available at Ric's Food Center or at Ithaca City Hall.  Tags are available to Senior Residents only.   

 

A fifty (50) pound weight limit is in effect for either type of disposal.   Please put all items in a trash bag before placing into the cart.  Please make sure the cart is away from mailboxes, fences, etc; the handle of the cart should be away from the road. 

 

  

BATTERY RECYCLING


Battery recycling is no longer available at City Hall due to safety and logistical issues. Today's alkaline batteries do not contain the hazardous chemicals that use to be present in them.  It is safe (and legal) to dispose of them with your regular household garbage. Click here for more information.


LARGE ITEM DISPOSAL


Residents have the option for disposal of large items. One qualified item, per household, will be collected at no charge on the first Friday of each month.

 

Residents are responsible for having freon removed from refrigerators, air conditioners, etc. Items will not be picked up unless they have a sticker certifying that the freon has been removed.


Qualified large items include: table, end table, lazy boy chair, sofa or love seat, ottoman, vacuum sweeper, mattress and box springs,  door, carpet (2 diameter, 4 length), push lawn mower, appliances, toilet, vanity, sink, air conditioner, eaves/downspouts (2 diameter, 4 length). 


 

YARD WASTE


Due to State of Michigan guidelines, compostable materials such as grass clippings and leaves are no longer accepted in landfills and cannot be collected.  Residents may utilize the City brush pile for yard waste.

   

LEAF COLLECTION

(Mid-October Mid-November)


The Curbside Bulk Leaf Collection Program generally begins on the 3rd Monday of October and continues for five weeks.  Residents should rake their leaves to the edge of the curbline or gravel/paved edge of the road but not into the street. Please do not place them along the curb or road until the night before your scheduled pickup day, as noted in the collection map attached.  As a reminder, no other yardwaste is permitted in the piles with your leaves. This includes tree limbs, brush, bush trimmings, grass, cut flowers, plants, rootballs etc. 


BRUSH PILE POLICY

(April November)


For your convenience, the City operates a site that is dedicated to disposal of brush.  The site is open to residents of the City of Ithaca only and is run on the honor system.  Only trimmings from trees, shrubs, and bushes are permitted (no larger that 4 in diameter).  The brush is processed through a chipper.  All residents are welcome to take wood-chips free of charge.  The City requests that the use is limited to private residences and small projects. The brush pile is now located at the end of Meadow Lane.  Please do not mix in grass clippings with the brush - this makes it difficult to chip.

 

To dispose of larger sized brush, please call City Hall for more information.

  


CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION 

(December - January)


Trees must be no longer than 8 (eight feet) (or must be cut in half) and placed at the curb for pickup on Friday mornings.  


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