There’s a new program in the Larchmont Village/Town of Mamaroneck area for food waste recycling.
The Maxwell Avenue Sanitation Center (41 Maxwell Avenue, Larchmont) has begun accepting food for municipal composting.
“This is a voluntary initiative offering our residents the option to keep food waste out of the incinerator and recycle it into healthy compost instead,” Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson said.
Municipal composting differs from backyard composting because all food waste can be composted, whereas a backyard composter is limited to certain foods. Foods such as meat, fish, dairy, bones, shells, pasta, bread, rice, fats and oils can all be composted at a commercial facility.
If you already have a backyard composter, it is suggested to keep composting in your backyard and use this service for those foods that can’t go into a backyard composter.
The Town’s Facebook page and website have more details.
All-inclusive (odor-free) Food Waste Recycling Kits will be available to purchase for $20 at the Larchmont Farmer’s Market at the Town’s table.
The Maxwell Sanitation Facility is open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tuesdays, 8:00am – 2:00pm and Saturdays, 8:00am – 11:45am.