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Garbage and Recycling

Garbage Pick-up

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 for our area are green and yellow striped.  They are available by the sheet ($12 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.)

Christmas-Tree Disposal

Village residents may dispose of their Christmas trees by dropping them off at the Village Barn on DPW Drive. All decorations should be removed first.