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Become Our Partner in Composting

Greene County Solid Waste Management is investing in sustainable management of food waste. This is a systematic approach seeking to reduce food waste and the impact it has on our environment. This is a FREE program to eliminate non-wasteful food products from our landfill.

Help Greene Grow Green seeks to reduce food waste and the impact it has on our environment. Greene County Solid Waste Management has purchased the EcoRich machine to turn food waste into finished compost. This machine, which is easy to use and odor and pest-free, will help reduce food waste. Once each cycle of material is broken down compost will be made available. Residents are encouraged to bring a bucket from home and get some for your own personal use!

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What to Compost

Food scraps are readily biodegradable and contain organic matter and nutrients, which make them a valuable resource rather than a waste product. Separate food scraps from other solid waste items and properly store them in a compost bucket. Recycling these materials through composting creates useful products that benefit our soils.

  • Fruits and peels
  • Vegetables
  • Meats
  • Fish
  • Dairy
  • Shells
  • Bones
  • Bread and Grains
  • Eggshells
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Tea bags
  • Nut shells

NO: metal, glass, plastic, packing tap, chemicals, Styrofoam peanuts, diapers, rubber bands, shredded newspaper, cardboard, paper

Free Compostable Bags

As part of the program residents will be provided FREE 100% compostable bags to store and transport their food waste to the Catskill Transfer station at no charge. The bags can also be picked up as early as April 4th and residents can drop off the bags for composting starting on April 25, 2022. Don’t have a container to help store and transport your food waste? Purchase a countertop compost bin for $5 at the Catskill Transfer Station.

Bag Pickup

Catskill Transfer Station
183 NY-385 in Catskill

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 7:30am — 3:30pm

How to Use Compost

The date to pick-up the compost will depend on availability / demand of the program.

  • For garden, vegetable, and flower beds
  • To plant trees and shrubs
  • In potting mixes