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Village Food Scrap Composting Program

The Village of Tarrytown has recently created a drop-off site for food scraps. It is located between the Recreational Center and the Senior Center at Pierson Park, and is open daily from 8 AM to 8 PM. There are four gray bins in place to collect food scraps from Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Village residents. Complete Compost Storage Kits are available for purchase at the Warner Library. Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow residents may purchase the buckets at the library’s Adult Circulation desk.


How Does It Work

  1. Collect food scraps and paper products in a small countertop pail using compostable bags.
  2. Once full, tie and store those bags in a Storage and Transporation bin.
  3. Bring your Storage and Transporation Bin to the drop-off site at Pierson Park.


Accepted Items:

  • Fish and Shellfish (shells ok)
  • Dairy Products
  • Bread and Pasta
  • Rice and Grains
  • Egg Shells
  • Chips and Snacks
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Leftover, Spoiled or Expired Food (cooked or raw)
  • Meat and Poultry (bones ok)
  • Tea Bags (no staples)
  • Paper Towels and Napkins
  • Uncoated Paper Plates
  • Cut Flowers
  • Compostable Bags (none plastic)
  • Cups, Plates and Utensils Marked as Compostable.
  • Fruits and Vegetables (remove stickers, bands, ties, etc.)
  • Coffee Grounds (paper filters ok)

Items NOT Accepted:

  • Plastic Bags, Plastic Packaging or Plastic Wrappers (use only compostable bags, paper bags, or none)
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Animal Waste



The collected food scraps will then be transferred to a commercial composting facility upstate to be recycled into nutrient-rich compost.



  • Use only compostable bags (not plastic or bio-degradable bags) for your scraps.
  • Additional rolls of 25 compostable bags each can be purchased at the Warner Library and the Village Recrational Center.
  • Loose food scraps may also be dropped off.
  • To reduce odors, save meat, fish, and bone leftovers in your freezer until ready to transport to the drop-off site.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council at

Sleepy Hollow Environmental Advisory Committee