Noah’s Composting Mission:

1) To convince the Village of Larchmont and Town of Mamaroneck to treat food scrap recycling like they do other forms of recycling and regular trash, which means curbside pick-up.

2) To educate Village of Larchmont and Town of Mamaroneck residents about how to use the current food scrap recycling program and to educate others about why composting is important.


For now, you have to drop off the food scraps at the Maxwell Avenue Recycling Center.

If you want a curbside pick-up service like we have with trash and other recycling, sign the petition! 

We are collecting addresses to verify that only residents of the Town of Mamaroneck and Village of Larchmont are counted. We will not use or share your information for any other purpose.

Signatures and Counting!

I want to make food scrap recycling easier in the Village of Larchmont and Town of Mamaroneck!

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Why Compost?

Composting is important! It prevents food from going to landfills and incinerators because food scraps are a large component of ‘trash’ that goes to those places.

In landfills, food creates methane, a harmful greenhouse gas that is a big contributor to global warming.
In incinerators, the food is burned and since food is mostly water, this is a very inefficient process.  In addition, incinerators send smoke into the atmosphere, which is also harmful to the environment.

Instead, composting takes food that would otherwise be harmful, and creates clean soil for farming, and helps us to live healthier lives. Composting takes food’s nutrients and returns them to the environment.


lbs. of food wasted PER SECOND in the USA


of all food is wasted in the USA


of American kids kids go hungry.


lost yearly for an average family of 4


Mondays: 8 am-3 pm
Tuesdays: 8 am-2 pm
Wednesdays: CLOSED
Thursdays: 8 am-3 pm
Fridays: 8 am-3 pm
Saturdays: 8 am-11:45 am
Sundays: CLOSED

How to Compost Now:

in Village of Larchmont/Town of Mamaroneck

For now, you have to drop off the food scraps. If you want a pick-up service like we have with trash and recycling, sign the petition above

You don’t have to wait for curbside pickup – start composting now!

Composting won’t be any more messy or smelly than throwing food in the trash. It is the same materials, in a different bin.

There are $20 starter kits to be bought, which include a two-gallon pail, a six-gallon transportation bucket, and some compostable bags. You can also buy extra bags. Pay with a cash or a check made out to LMJGDC.

If you wish to have your starter kit dropped at your home and/or the cost of the starter kit covered, submit your request here.

The food scrap recycling drop-off cans are located at the Maxwell Avenue Recycling Center (40 Maxwell Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538 – next to the entrance to I-95), up the hill and opposite the office – look for the big signage with “Food Scrap Drop-Off Site.”

Remember to use the starter kit’s compostable bags! No “biodegradable” plastic bags.

  • ALL FOOD, including: 
  • Fruits and Vegetables (remove stickers, bands, ties)  
  • Meat and Poultry (bones ok)  
  • 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 (raw or cooked ok)  
  • Coffee Grounds (paper filters ok) 
  • Tea Bags (no staples) 
  • Paper Towels and Napkins 
  • Cut Flowers and household plant leaves 
  • Compostable Bags (no plastic bag)
  • Twist ties or stickers on fruit 
  • Plastic bags, plastic packaging, and wrappers 
  • Baby/Hand wipes 
  • Diapers 
  • Glass, metal or plastic 
  • Pet waste or kitty litter 
  • Styrofoam 
  • Yard waste

About Me

My name is Noah Berman and I am in seventh grade. For my Bar Mitzvah project, I am doing two things. Step one is to get people to sign a petition to get the town to make composting the same as the way they handle recycling and trash (curbside pick-up). Why shouldn’t it? It is just as important. Step two is to educate people about composting and get people to use the Town of Mamaroneck and Village of Larchmont composting program, even in its current form.

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