FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 27th, 2022
Attention local gardeners and compost enthusiasts, here’s your chance to get some free compost at the start of the growing season! In recognition of International Compost Awareness Week, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) and Cayuga Compost have partnered to host a Food Scrap Drop Spot Compost Giveaway on Saturday, May 7th. This event is made possible by a generous donation from Cayuga Compost.
Here’s how it works: Bring your own container such as a 5-gallon bucket to the Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot event listed below. TCRMM staff will be on hand to assist with filling the containers. While you’re there, please feel free to drop off your own food scraps, or receive a toolkit to start collecting your own food scraps at home.
The Food Scrap Drop Spot Compost Giveaway will be held at:
Tompkins County Highway Dept
Bostwick Rd in Ithaca
Saturday, May 7th 9-Noon
Please note that compost will be given out on a first come, first serve basis, with a limit of 5 gallons per person. Compost will not be available at other Drop Spots. Visit RecycleTompkins.org/DropSpots for more location information.
International Compost Awareness Week is a global celebration of the importance of composting and the long-term benefits of food scrap recycling. This year’s theme is “Recipe for Regeneration: Compost”, emphasizing the benefit of restoring soil fertility with compost.
Can’t attend, or need more than 5 gallons? Cayuga Compost’s Premium bagged compost is available for purchase at several local retailers, and delivery or pickup of larger quantities can be arranged. Learn more at CayugaCompost.com
For more information:
Tompkins County Recycling & Materials Management