Village Food Scrap Composting

The Village of Tarrytown has established a drop-off location for household food scraps on Green St: Cross the “H” bridge over the MNR tracks, turn Left (South) and travel along the street past the commuter parking lots. The drop-off is on the right, just before the Losee Park ballfield. (See the LIGHT GREEN DOT on the map below.)

There are specially-marked bins in place to collect food scraps from the residents of the Village of Tarrytown. The collected food scraps will be transferred to a commercial composting facility up state to be recycled into nutrient-rich compost.


  • Fish and Shellfish (shells ok)
  • Dairy Products
  • Bread and Pasta
  • Rice and Grains
  • Egg Shells
  • Chips and Snacks
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Leftover, Spoiled and Expired Food (cooked ok)
  • Coffee Grounds (paper filters ok)
  • Fruits and Vegetables (remove stickers, bands, ties
  • Meat and Poultry (bones ok
  • Tea Bags (no staples)
  • Paper Towels and Napkins
  • Uncoated Paper Plates
  • Cut Flowers
  • Compostable Bags (no plastic bags)
  • Compostable (marked as such) Cups, Plates and Utensils


  • NO Plastic bags, plastic packaging or wrappers –  use only compostable bags, paper bags or no bags
  • NO Baby/Hand wipes
  • NO Pet waste


  • Complete compost storage kits (kitchen counter caddie, roll of liner bags, and a larger locking bulk transporter) are available for $20 from the Warner Library, the Tarrytown Rec Center and Village Hall (when open).
  • Please use only compostable bags (not plastic or “bio-degradable” bags) for your scraps. Additional liner bags are available for $2 for a roll of 25 bags at the Library and Rec Center. They also can be purchased online (cost varies).
  • Un-bagged food scraps may also be dropped off.
  • To reduce odors, we recommend saving meat, fish, and bone leftovers in your freezer until ready to transfer to the drop-off site.
  • You do not need to purchase the Tarrytown bins to participate. You can use any counter-top container to toss your food scraps. Just make sure that your liner bags are the compostable type.

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