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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 Village residents.


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.


  • Remember to use only compostable bags (not plastic or bio-degradable bags) for your scraps.
  • Additional compostable bags can be purchased in the Village Recrational Center at $2 for a roll of 25 bags.
  • 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.

Contact the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council at for questions or more information.