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Upcoming Meetings
Rec/Youth Commission: 2/25
Conservation Board: 2/24
Agriculture Committee: 2/11
Planning Board: 2/26
Genung Nature Preserve Along a mile of Fall Creek as it takes a great loop on its way to Cayuga Lake, the Genung Preserve is open for people to explore an easy trail through various habitats and enjoy a quiet respite from the noise of everyday life.
Welcome Welcome to Dryden! Our quality of life, trails, natural beauty and excellent services make Dryden top the list of towns to love in Tompkins County. Come see what we have to offer-you may be surprised!

Latest News

Food Scrap Recycling Drop Spot Open in Dryden

(Ithaca, NY) The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division – in partnership with the Town and Village of Dryden – has opened a food scrap recycling drop spot at the Dryden Town Highway Department.

The drop spot is open every Saturday from 9:00am to Noon. The free service allows residents to expand their recycling options and reduce their trash disposal costs.

The material collected each week is taken to Cayuga Compost in Trumansburg for processing, with the resulting compost marketed to landscapers, homeowners, and organizations as a soil amendment.

The Solid Waste Division offers toolkits to encourage residents to participate in food scraps recycling. The program is seen as playing a significant role in meeting the County’s goal of 75% waste diversion by 2016.

Food Scrap Recycling Drop Spots are also located at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center in Ithaca, at Cayuga Compost on Agard Road, at the Lansing Village Office (Saturdays only) and at Cornell Cooperative Extension on Willow Avenue in Ithaca (Sundays only).

Staff is on hand each week at the drop spot to answer questions and provide written material about the benefits of food scrap recycling. Residents also receive a supply of replacement compostable bags, as well as caddies and transportation containers for users new to the program.

The Dryden Town Highway Department is located at 61 E. Main Street (Route 392). Follow the signs to the drop spot location.

For more information on food scraps recycling, visit

Drop Spot Attendant Opportunity

According to the U.S. EPA, food scraps comprise 18% of the waste stream. To divert valuable resources from the waste stream, Tompkins County has established food scraps recycling drop spots at five locations across the County. These staffed drop spots offer residents a convenient means to recycle food scraps and feature regular hours, most often one day a week.

Tompkins County is currently seeking candidates for Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot attendants to oversee and staff select food scraps recycling drop spots. This attendant will be responsible for the safe flow of vehicles and pedestrians on site. In order to ensure quality customer service, the attendant may be asked to provide outreach materials and information regarding food scraps recycling. Specific areas of accountability include productivity, safety, and smooth operation of the receiving and unloading process. Each staffed drop spot is currently open for three or four hours on weekend days.

For more information, please contact Kat McCarthy at

Next Town Board Meeting


3/12/15 @ 7:00 PM: Abstract & Agenda Meeting

3/19/15 @ 7:00 PM: Business Meeting




The Town Board of Dryden has made minor amendments to its Zoning Ordinance and introduced it as the Town of Dryden Zoning Law.  The Town Board will hear comments and consider its adoption at a public hearing during the scheduled Town Board meeting on Thursday, January 15th at 7 PM for public comments. The Zoning Law with proposed changes can be found here.

A synopsis of the proposed changes can be found here.



Town and County Taxes for the year 2015 have been mailed. If you do not receive your bill(s) in a reasonable amount of time, feel free to contact the Town Clerk at 607-844-8888, option 3 OR you can view, print and/or pay you bill(s) through the Town of Dryden’s website by clicking on NYS Tax Glance (in the right hand column) OR click here. Please be aware that paying your taxes on-line will result in an additional processing fee.

You can pay your taxes at, or mail the payment to, the Dryden Town Clerk’s Office, 93 East Main Street, Dryden, NY 13053. Taxes are due, without penalty, on or before February 2nd. Taxes may be paid in two installments as long as the first half is paid by February 2nd.  The last day you can pay taxes at the Clerk’s office is March 31st.

The Town Clerk’s Office will be open Monday through Friday 8AM – 4:30PM and (January only) Saturday 9AM to noon .


2015 Budget

The 2015 Adopted Budget can be found here.


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