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Yard Waste

Village residents* ONLY may dispose of tree branches from their village property ONLY at the brush pile behind the Village Barn on DPW drive. Branches must be placed on the pile neatly. No bagged leaves, trash or other foreign items. Absolutely NO commercial use. If you dispose of your Christmas Tree here please make sure all decorations have been removed.

Any non-resident or commercial use will be subject to fines.

This is a service to village residents who do not have a location on their property to dispose of branches. The branches are ground into chips at the expense of the village taxpayers, hence no outside use is allowed.

ANYONE is welcome to pickup and take chips from the pile as long as they leave it neat. 

*A village resident is a person who lives (owns or rents) in the one square mile that is the municipality known as the Village of Freeville. If the property you live in pays village taxes you are a resident. Just because you have a Freeville mailing address does not mean you live in the Village of Freeville.  Click here to view an interactive map of the Village limits. 


The Village of Freeville contracts with Casella Waste Systems; garbage pick-up is Thursday mornings.  Garbage should be at the curb by 6:00 a.m.  Should you have any issues with pick-up, please contact Casella’s directly at 607-277-5361.  

All garbage must be bagged.  One tag is good for 20 pounds of garbage.

The Casella tags are available by the sheet ($14 per sheet of 12 tags) at the Village Hall MWF from 8:00 to 11:00.  You can also request tags be sent to you by mailing us (or dropping in our drop box at our entrance) a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check made out to the Village of Freeville. Tags can also be purchased at several area locations, including Clarks and Kinney Drugs in Dryden, Wegmans and both Tops locations in Ithaca.

If you do not live within the Village limits, consult with Tompkins County regarding available trash pick-up in your area:


Tompkins County Recycling contracts with Casella; recycling pick-up is every other Friday.  Containers should be at the curb by 6:00 a.m.

For more information, including what is accepted and the recycling schedule for our municipality, visit . If you would like a printed copy of the Curbside Recycling Guidelines for Tompkins County, it is available at our office.

Electronic Equipment

It is illegal to dispose of electronic equipment in your garbage. Tompkins County residents can recycle them free of charge at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center, 160 Commercial Ave., Ithaca. For dates and hours when people may drop off hazardous materials and electronics, go to  (Finger Lakes ReUse 2255 North Triphammer Road, accepts electronics that still work, then refurbishes them for sale.)