The Village is gauging residents' interest in participating in food scrap recycling. Please review the information below before responding.

Why recycle food scraps?

Food scraps are one of the largest components of trash sent to landfills and incinerators. In a landfill, food scraps create methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas. When incinerated, scraps do not burn well because they contain water. The recycling alternative turns food scraps into compost which captures their nutrients and returns them to the environment.

How the program works:

Collect your food scraps in a counter-top pail. You will be able to purchase one from Village Hall that is designed for food scrapping, or you can use your own. Transfer contents to a larger transportation bin, which for most will be about 3-4 times a week. Bring your transportation bin to the recycling center, which is located at the DPW facility on Columbus Avenue. If you are using bags, you must use compostable bags which will be available for sale at Village Hall.