Food Scraps

Food Scrap Drop Off Program

Since 2018, the Village of Irvington has participated in Greenburgh’s food scrap recycling program through an all-volunteer effort. 

Where Can I Take My Food Scraps?

The Farmers Market at Main Street School. Please see the Irvington Farmer’s Market page for current schedule details.

Green Policy Task Force volunteers will collect the food scraps in large bins which are then transported along with food scraps from Main Street School to the processing center in Ulster.

Which Food Scraps Are Accepted?

All food scraps, including but not limited to meat, bones, dairy, fish, fruit, vegetables, bread, pasta, cooked food, leftover food, pizza box etc. will be accepted. The collected food scraps will then be transferred to a commercial composting facility  to be recycled into nutrient-rich compost.

Read the Food Scrap Recycling flyer (PDF) for more information.

Click here for information on backyard composting.

Get Your Compost Storage Kit.

Complete compost storage kits (kitchen counter caddie, roll of plant-based liner bags, and a larger locking bulk transporter) are available for $20 in the Village Administrator’s office in Village Hall, or sometimes at the GPTF table during Farmers Market hours (please bring cash or check).

Learn more about Composting here.


More Drop Off Options:

If you cannot bring your food scraps to the Irvington Farmers Market, here is a list of locations and hours of other drop off sites.

If you are unable to drop off, we may be able to connect you to others in Irvington who can take your food scraps. Email us to discuss possibilities.

Download these guidance documents for collecting and dropping off food scraps for compost:

Hudson Compost Services (HCS)

Offering food scrap pickups for $5/week. To sign up or to learn more, please visit

Our mission is to make composting simple, efficient, and hassle-free. Composting is great for the environment as it reduces your carbon footprint, generates natural fertilizer, and can reduce your household’s trash output by 50%.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

The County recently started construction on CompostED, the Department of Environmental Facility’s new Compost and Education Facility in Valhalla. CompostED will be a small scale compost demonstration facility, offering educational tours and classes on the benefits of composting and for municipalities on incorporating food scraps in municipal yard waste composting activities. The facility is slated to open in Spring 2021.

DEF and the County also recommend that residents compost at home when they are able. The County sells compost bins and rain barrels at wholesale cost. Next sale will be April 24, please contact for details.