Solid Waste & Recycling Service
Residential Reference Guide
August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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).