Food Scrap Collection for Composting

NEWS: DEC Proposes Regulations to Improve Food Scrap Recycling and Prevent Food Waste

New Regulations Would Help Prevent Landfilling Food Scraps that Contribute to Climate Change and Connect More Hungry New Yorkers with Edible Food

Virtual Public Hearings on April 7; Public Comments Accepted until April 27

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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. See the GREEN SPOT on the map below.

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


  • 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.