Food Scrap Collection for Composting

KEEP THE HEAVY STUFF OUT OF THE LANDFILL WITH THIS POPULAR TARRYTOWN PROGRAM!

The Village of Tarrytown has established a drop-off location for household food scraps on Green St: Cross the “H” bridge over the MNR tracks, turn Left (South) and travel along the street past the commuter parking lots. The drop-off is on the right, just before the Losee Park ballfield.

There are specially-marked bins in place to collect food scraps from the residents of the Village of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. The collected food scraps are transferred to a commercial composting facility upstate to be recycled into nutrient-rich compost.

Accepted Items

  • Fish and Shellfish (shells ok)
  • Dairy Products
  • Bread and Pasta
  • Rice and Grains
  • Egg Shells
  • Chips and Snacks
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Leftover, Spoiled and Expired Food (cooked ok)
  • Coffee Grounds (paper filters ok)
  • Fruits and Vegetables (remove stickers, bands, ties
  • Meat and Poultry (bones ok
  • Tea Bags (no staples)
  • Paper Towels and Napkins
  • Uncoated Paper Plates
  • Cut Flowers
  • Compostable Bags (no plastic bags)
  • Compostable (marked as such) Cups, Plates and Utensils

Items NOT Accepted:

  • NO Plastic bags, plastic packaging or wrappers – use only 
  • compostable bags, paper bags or no bags
  • NO Baby/Hand wipes
  • NO Pet waste

Tips:

  • Complete compost collection kits (kitchen counter caddie, roll of liner bags, and a larger locking bulk transporter) are available for $20 from the Warner Library and the Tarrytown Rec Center.
  • Please use only compostable bags (not plastic or “bio-degradable” bags) for your scraps. Additional liner bags are available for $2 for a roll of 25 bags. 
  • To reduce odors, we recommend saving meat, fish, and bone leftovers in your freezer until ready to transfer to the drop-off site.