Saturday, Nov 26th

Free Food Scrap Compost on Saturday

CompostGiveBackIn celebration of Earth Week, the Village is giving away FREE high quality food scrap compost to Scarsdale residents on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the Scarsdale Recycling Center, 110 Secor Road, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. It’s first come, first served, so bring a pail, bucket, or other receptacle, and take home some compost! Prior events have been well attended, so plan to be there early.

Food scrap compost can be used in one’s vegetable garden, flower beds, or to enrich turf in place of chemical fertilizers.

Residents are strongly encouraged to join the Food Scrap Program – it’s easy and leads to a meaningful reduction to the solid waste stream, which results in less trash incineration. Volunteers will be available to answer questions to help you get started, and food scrap recycling starter kits will be available for purchase. In addition, extra rolls of compostable bags will be available for your countertop and curbside bins.

The high-quality food scrap compost being given away in celebration of Earth Week is provided pursuant to the successful Village of Scarsdale residential Food Scrap Recycling program, which was developed by the Ad-hoc Committee on Food Scrap Recycling, comprised of Village staff and dedicated resident volunteers. Over 2,000,000 pounds – or roughly 1,000 tons – of food scraps have been recycled since the beginning of the program in January 2017!

For any questions about the April 23rd compost giveaway, or the food scrap recycling program, please email

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