The Village of Pelham is proud to announce the recent opening of the new town-wide Residential Food Scrap Recycling Program and Drop-Off Site. We are excited to offer this town-wide service and are grateful to the Environmental Coalition of the Pelhams (EcoPel) for the grant to make this program possible as well as Westchester County's Department of Environmental Facilities for facilitating an Inter-Municipal Agreement.
What's included in the $21 starter kit: a 2-gallon countertop pail, a 6-gallon transportation bin, and a roll of 3-gallon compostable bags. Starter Kits can be ordered online or send an email to Pelham Food Scraps Program (Cash Is Not Accepted)
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How to Participate
Collect your food scraps in a countertop pail. Although not required, we recommend lining your pail with a compostable bag- please no plastic bags See the Food Scrap FAQs (PDF).
for more information on compostable bags.
Transfer your full countertop pail into the larger 6-gallon pail (usually about 3 to 4 times per week). Therefore, it is suggested that residents utilize the larger storage bin for the weekly collection of food scraps. This larger bin can also be used for the transportation of food scraps to the Drop-Off Site. Anything that holds around 5 to 6 gallons and has a lid will work. It is recommended that food storage bins be kept indoors-either in the house or in a garage.
The Food Scrap Drop-off Site (JPG) is accessible 7 days a week in Lot 7 behind Village Hall (195 Sparks Avenue) north of the Department Public Works (DPW) Yard. Enter on Sparks Avenue, then follow signs to the back northwest corner of the lot. Look for the Residential Food Scrap Recycling sign and large green toters!