Hudson Compost Services (HCS) has partnered with the Town of Greenburgh to provide you weekly food scrap pickups. For $5/week, HCS has begun offering curbside pickup (similar to current trash/recycling programs) and delivery of your food scraps to designated composting drop-off sites. To sign up or to learn more, please visit hudsoncompost.com
HCS began operating food-scrap pickups in 2019, servicing the residents of Hastings-on-Hudson as a pilot program. After successfully onboarding and managing over 50 subscriptions and receiving nothing but positive feedback from our members, HCS is beginning to expand to other neighboring communities. We plan to roll out our town-wide Greenburgh operations in Spring 2021.
Our mission is to make composting simple, efficient, and hassle-free. Composting is great for the environment as it reduces your carbon footprint, generates natural fertilizer, and can reduce your household’s trash output by 50%.
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Food Scrap Drop Off Program
The Village of Irvington is participating in Greenburgh’s food scrap recycling program through the village’s all-volunteer Green Policy Task Force. In January 2018, The Town of Greenburgh, in partnership with the Greenburgh Nature Center, launched the largest residential food scrap recycling program (PDF) in Westchester County.
Where Can I Take My Food Scraps?
Which Food Scraps Are Accepted?
All food scraps, including but not limited to meat, bones, dairy, fish, fruit, vegetables, bread, pasta, cooked food, leftover food, pizza box etc. will be accepted. The collected food scraps will then be transferred to a commercial composting facility to be recycled into nutrient-rich compost.
Get Your Compost Storage Kit.
Complete compost storage kits (kitchen counter caddie, roll of plant-based liner bags, and a larger locking bulk transporter) are available for $20 in the Village Administrator’s office in Village Hall, or sometimes at the GPTF table during Farmers Market hours (please bring cash or check).
Learn more about Composting here.
Please use only compostable bags (not plastic or “bio-degradable” bags) for your scraps. Additional bags are available at the GPTF’s Farmer’s Market table, Irvington Village Hall, or at Anthony F Veteran Park in Hartsdale (Greenburgh). Cost is $2 for a roll of 25 bags.
Un-bagged food scraps will also be accepted at the drop off.
To reduce odors, we recommend saving meat, fish, and bone leftovers in your freezer until ready to transfer to the Farmers Market.
Please - no plastic bags, rubber bands, twist ties or wires. Only food scraps, paper towel and napkins.
Read the Food Scrap Recycling flyer (PDF) for more information and suggestions.