We’re working to bring a food waste solution to your town: Drop-off Community Composting. Also known as “food scrap recycling,” this program accepts ALL types of food waste: meat, bones, fish, cooked grains, and more.
Our first step is to publicize the concept through our website blog, email blasts, press releases, and more. As we do, we’re asking residents to take a brief survey indicating their desire to participate in such a program. We’ll use the results to gauge public support in each town. Next, we’ll meet with town boards with significant residential demand to suggest they implement a drop-off community composting program.
We’ll be using the Town of Phillipstown’s existing program as a model. Here’s how it works.
Participating households will collect their food scraps at home in provided bins, lined with compostable bags. Each “home kit” costs about $20 per household. The small countertop bin is for use during daily food prep and cleanup. Once full, the bag is removed and dropped into the larger Transport Bin, kept indoors or in a garage.
Once each week, the Transport Bin is brought to a convenient location in town and dumped into a larger bin. A carting company delivers it all to a commercial composting facility. From there it’s sold to farms and garden centers as a soil amendment — as nature intended.
Learn how Drop-off Community Composting prevents the generation of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and also builds up our region’s topsoil. Click over to our new page.
We’re working to get Food Scrap Recycling in your Putnam County town.
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