SIGN THE PETITION
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!
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.
Mondays: 8 am-3 pm
Tuesdays: 8 am-2 pm
Thursdays: 8 am-3 pm
Fridays: 8 am-3 pm
Saturdays: 8 am-11:45 am
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.
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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