The Town of Greenburgh will launch a food scrap recycling program later this fall. We are excited to join nearby communities in reclaiming the value of wasted food and creating nutrient-rich, carbon sequestering compost. The food scrap drop-off program is welcoming resident involvement in the form of a committee. We hope to see you at the first food scrap recycling committee meeting on Tuesday, October 24th, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Anthony Veteran Park, see details and RSVP here.
Food Scrap Recycling Program Background:
Consumers and the general public are increasingly conscious about how their food is grown and where it ends up. Approximately 40% of all food produced in the United States ends up in the waste bin or thrown away.
In partnership with the Town of Greenburgh, the Greenburgh Nature Center will establish a municipal food scrap recycling program this year. It will reclaim the value of food waste through composting while reducing the economic and environmental costs associated with treating food scraps as garbage.
The drop-off site will accept all food including; meat, dairy, bones, oil, fish, fruits, vegetables, bread, rice, pasta, egg shells, coffee grounds, tea leaves, and food soiled paper.
Here’s how it will work: residents of Greenburgh will empty their individual organics bin into the town’s commercial toters at Anthony F. Veteran Park. From there, the food scraps will be carted to a commercial compost facility where they will be processed into nutrient rich, carbon sequestering soil. That compost will help grow plants in gardens, parks, and farms.