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Scarsdale's Food Scrap Recyclying Program Featured on News 12 Westchester

sterlingScarsdale's own Michelle Sterling, Ron Schulhof and Mayor Dan Hochvert were featured on NEWS 12 Westchester last week, discussing the Village's food scrap recycling program which has already recycled 67,000 pounds of food scraps this year. As food scraps make up 30% of residential waste, this new program has also served to lighten the load for trash pick-up.

Participating residents purchase a counter top starter kit that is used to collect food scraps. Usually about once a week, they bring their scraps to the Scarsdale recycling center where it is collected, transported and then turned into compost.

The program has already become a model for other communities: Similar programs have been launched in Bedford and Mamaroneck and Larchmont, Greenburgh and New Castle will start their own programs in the fall.

See how you can get started here

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-2 #3 GreenacresDad 2017-08-10 22:38
So amazing how negative the comments are when this is such a positive initiative. Michelle is trying to lead change in this town, and all that's posted are questions about cost?

Participants in the program pay for the kit and the bags, and we take the scraps to the dump ourselves. In our house, we barely have "regular" garbage now between recyclables and food scraps. This is good for our town and our planet. Michelle should be thanked and more families should participate.
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+6 #2 D. Scheiden? 2017-08-07 18:23
How much does this program cost taxpayers?
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+9 #1 Maria Otello 2017-08-07 17:44
How is it possible that the tonnage is so high? Are more people participating in the program? Are Scarsdale residents being terribly wasteful? How much tonnage does each household account for? Just saying 67,000 tons does not say much about what this means?
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