Cayuga County Electronics Recycling Event

Registration for the upcoming Cayuga County Electronics Recycling Event has officially been opened!! I invite you to join us on April 27th, 2024 from 8:30am to 12:30pm at the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES facility to recycle your old electronics. See this flyer for more details.


Whether it’s old printers gathering dust in your office, outdated laptops taking up space in your closets, or retired gaming consoles sitting idle in your living room, we welcome all your electronic castaways with open arms. Our dedicated team will ensure that these devices are recycled in an environmentally friendly manner, diverting them from landfills and reducing electronic waste. To secure your spot at this event, simply register using the link provided below. If you are unable to register online, please call Sunnking at the number listed in the flyer to register.




And, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the Cayuga County Planning Department.


After Christmas this year, trade in your old tree for a free Colorado Blue Spruce seedling! The Cayuga County Trade-a-Tree for a Tree program offers residents an opportunity to recycle their Christmas tree in exchange for a conifer seedling.   It’s fast, easy, and free!

WHAT: Trade-a-Tree for a Tree Program

WHERE: Cayuga County Natural Resource Center , 7413 County House Road , Auburn

WHEN:   Tree pick-up for those who received coupons is at the Spring Annual Tree and Shrub Sale Pick-up. Please remember to turn in your coupon for a free Fraser Fir Seedling on May 10, 2024 at Soil & Water.

For more information, please contact the District office at 315-252-4171 ext. 4

Dates & Times for Recycling:

December 26-29, 2023 from 8 am to 3:30 pm
January 2-5, 2024 from 8 am to 3:30 pm
January 8-12, 2024 from 8 am to 3:30 pm
January 16-19, 2024 from 8 am to 3:30 pm

Septic System Survey Open Now

Calling all Septic System Owners in CNY.  The SUNY College of Environmental Science (ESF) in Syracuse, NY would like to hear about homeowner septic experiences for a DEC-sponsored research study on septic system management. ESF professor Sharon Moran and student Mackenzie Gregg’s project seeks to learn more about how septic systems are managed in the area to help clarify any problems with septic system management and what could be done to improve it. Responses are encouraged from residents of Cayuga, Cortland, and Onondaga counties. Complete ESF’s online survey available by clicking here, which takes only about ten minutes. Names are entered to win a gift card.

If you’re interested in further discussion, contact to register for an in-person or virtual focus group.” A Septic System Survey Flyer is available and this info is also posted on the New York Septic Study website.

Christmas Tree Recycling – Cayuga County Trade-A-Tree Program

By Valerie Horning of Cayuga County SWCD

Cayuga Recycles, a program of the Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development, in conjunction with the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County, is sponsoring the annual “Trade-A-Tree” program in Cayuga County. Bring in your “used” (real) Christmas tree after the holidays, and we will give you a certificate for a tree seedling to be picked up in the spring! Old trees will be chipped into mulch to be used on county projects, rather than taking up space in landfills. A Colorado Blue Spruce seedling will be given out to anyone who redeems their certificate on May 12, 2023 at the Annual Conservation District Spring Tree & Shrub Sale.

Trees must be free of decorations, tinsel, wraps or any other foreign objects. Trees will be accepted at the Natural Resource Center, 7413 County House Road, Auburn, NY during the following hours:

December 27-30, 2022 from 8 AM – 3:30 PM

January 3-6, 2023 from 8 AM – 3:30 PM

January 9-13, 2023 from 8 AM – 3:30 PM

January 17-20, 2023 from 8 AM – 3:30 PM

For more information, please visit our website at or call the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District at (315)252-4171, ext. 4, or stop by our office located on County House Road in Sennett. We are available Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

Cayuga County WQMA March 2022 Newsletter and New Resources Available

The Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency’s March 2022 Newsletter is now available on the WQMA website at

The Owasco Lake Watershed Inspection and Division of the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council has created several new resources for Owasco Lake Watershed Homeowners: