FOOD SCRAP COLLECTION PROGRAM
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 between the Rec Center and Senior Center (at Pierson Park) open daily from 8am-8pm.
There are specially-marked bins in place to collect food scraps from the residents of the Village of Tarrytown. The collected food scraps will be transferred to a commercial composting facility upstate to be recycled into nutrient-rich compost.
- 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 storage kits (kitchen counter caddie, roll of liner bags, and a larger locking bulk transporter) are available for $20 from the Warner Library, the Tarrytown Rec Center and Village Hall.
- 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 at the Rec Center. They also can be purchased online (cost varies).
- Un-bagged food scraps may also be dropped off.
- To reduce odors, we recommend saving meat, fish, and bone leftovers in your freezer until ready to transfer to the drop-off site.
- You do not need to purchase the Tarrytown bins to participate. You can use any counter-top container to toss your food scraps. Just make sure that your liner bags are the compostable type.