Solid Waste Management and Recycling


Programs and activities include:

  • Assisting municipalities with solid waste issues, particularly related to recycling drop off sites
  • Clean Sweep programs for agricultural chemicals
  • Compiling and tracking information on inactive solid waste facilities
  • Cooperative marketing of recyclable materials
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection programs
  • Recycling and composting education
  • Tire recycling events with Cayuga County SWCD

The Cayuga County Solid Waste Management Program Office coordinates hazardous chemical collection events with the help of many County agencies for the following reasons:

  • Protection of our lakes and groundwater from improper disposal.
  • Safer homes, schools, and businesses for residents and emergency response workers.

Current Events

  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Electronics Collection 
  • Survey
    • Hello, Cayuga County residents! The Cayuga County Planning Department is seeking feedback on your current trash and recycling services. Please take the time to fill out this short survey. Your answers are greatly appreciated and will be taken into consideration as the Department develops the new county-wide Local Solid Waste Management Plan. For further questions, please call Jenna DeRario at (315)-253-1203.  You can access the survey at:

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Review an overview of Cayuga County’s Household Hazardous Waste program.

On-Going Programs

Missed Event

If you missed our recent collection event and have a recycling need, please view the following pages:

Television & Computer Recycling Law

View the Recycling Memo (PDF)        regarding the state television and computer recycling law.

Open Burning Regulations

 Open Burning Regulations went into effect on October 14, 2009. For more information please visit the New York Department of Environmental Conservation website      .