FOOD SCRAP RECYCLING COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR INVOLVEMENT
FIRST MEETING OCTOBER 24 FROM 7PM TO 8:30 PM Anthony Veteran Park
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. Rachel Caritella, sustainability Project Leader for the Greenburgh Nature Center will be coordinating this effort. Lots of people around town have already expressed an interest in helping her organize this effort in Greenburgh and we'd like to invite you to join many others in making this initiative a big success. The village of Scarsdale was the first community in Westchester to develop a food scrap recycling program and there is enormous participation. Everyone who composts their food is amazed at how much less garbage they have.
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.
Sustainability Project Leader
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY 10583