F.A.Q's

How can we pay rent?
How do I set up Electric & Gas?

NYSEG Electric & Gas Utilities

https://www.nyseg.com/

How to get started with NYSEG:

Call 1-800-572-1111 between 7AM - 7PM

  1. There will be an automated recording. Press 3 when directed.
  2. There will be a second automated recording. Press 1 when directed.
  3. This will take you to a live representative.

You will need to provide your contact information, the address to the apartment, and of your unit number.


How do I set up TV & Internet?

Spectrum TV + Internet + Voice

https://official.spectrum.com/

How to Get Started with Spectrum

Call 1-855-243-8892 between 7am - 11pm

  1. There will be an automated recording. Say "I don't have an account" when directed.
  2. A second automated recording will start. Say "Setting up new service" when directed.
  3. A third automated recording will start and ask for the zip code. Say "14850" when directed.
  4. There will be some other automated messages, just hold for the representative.

You will need to provide your contact information and the address and apartment number of your unit.

How do I set up recycling services?

Tompkins County Recycling & Materials Management

https://recycletompkins.org/

How to Get Started with Tompkins County Recycling & Materials Management:

Curbside recycling pick up is every other week. Tenants must place trash out (not before) 4:00 PM the night before pick-up and remove recyclable bins from curbside by 4:00 PM the day of pick-up.

Do not overload bins so the recycling blows away. If you find you typically have a lot of recycling you may need to get a second bin preferably with a lid. Bins do not need to be the green one provided by the county. You may purchase your own and place the recycling sticker on them.

If there is ANY non accepted items in the bins they will leave the entire bin full. You will then need to wait until the next pick up day, two weeks later. Here is a link to the page which goes over all guideline for curbside recycling

https://recycletompkins.org/recycling-and-composting/curbside-recycling/

Find your Recycling Day:

https://recycletompkins.org/recycling-and-composting/find-my-recycling-day/

What are items are recyclable?

What’s Accepted:

  • Cardboard & mixed paper
  • Clean pizza boxes, cereal boxes, newspaper, mail, magazines, office paper, and paperback and hardcover books
  • Glass containers
  • Clear, green, and brown glass food and beverage containers
  • Metal cans & foil
  • Aluminum foil and pie plates, food cans, and empty aerosol cans from food and cosmetic products
  • Plastic containers
  • Plastics marked with a #1, 2, or 5
  • Paper cartons and drink boxes
  • Milk, juice, and soup boxes

What’s NOT Accepted

  • Plastic bags or film
  • #3, #4, #6, #7 or unmarked plastics
  • Styrofoam®
  • Drinking glasses, Pyrex®, or coffee pots
  • Paper cups, tissues, napkins
  • Syringes
  • Containers from hazardous waste
  • Compostable disposables
  • Hangers
  • PVC pipe
  • Rigid plastics

If there is ANY non accepted items in the bins they will leave the entire bin full. You will then need to wait until the next pick up day, two weeks later. Here is a link to the page which goes over all guideline for curbside recycling

https://recycletompkins.org/recycling-and-composting/curbside-recycling/

Is there public transit?

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit

https://tcatbus.com/

Tips for Utilizing TCAT:

Bus Route for 616 W. Buffalo Street and 602 W. Seneca Street Apartments to Cornell Central Campus:

Pick up Route 21 inbound from the corner of Buffalo and Fulton Street (Ren’s Mart backside). This is a demand only stop and the bus will only stop if you are waiting. The three morning times are just after 7:10am, 7:56am, and 8:34am. This bus will take you through central campus. After 8:34am it will only take you to the Green St @ Commons. From there you can take Route 30, Route 31, or Route 51 up to Cornell Central Campus (Please note that the inbound times are the times that the bus will pick you up and bring you to campus).  

Alternatively you can take Route 14 at State and Fulton Street to Green St @ Commons and then transfer Route 30, Route 31, or Route 51 which will take you through central campus.

There may be other routes that might work better for you so it is recommended that you visit the TCAT website or call them directly at 607-277-7433.

PDF Documents of route maps and schedules can be found here. https://tcatbus.com/bus-schedules

(Please note that the inbound times are the times that the bus will pick you up and bring you to campus).

TCAT also utilizes the app "My Stop" which allows you to track bus locations while you are waiting.

Click to see My Stop in Apple app store

Click to see My Stop in Google Play store

View and Download Route Schedules

Route 14 Schedule
Route 21 Schedule
Route 30 Schedule
Route 31 Schedule
Route 51 Schedule