FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 27th, 2023
Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) is excited to announce the opening of a new food scraps recycling drop spot location at the Enfield Town Clerk’s office at 168 Enfield Main Road in Enfield.
The drop spot will be open from 9:00 to 11:00 AM every Saturday morning starting May 6th. This timing coincides with the Saturday hours of operation for the Enfield Food Distribution Center, just down the street.
“Food scraps make up approximately one-third of the waste stream and can be easily recycled into a nutrient rich soil amendment through the process of composting” said Waste Reduction and Recycling Coordinator Jeremy Betterley. “We’re grateful to the Town of Enfield for working with us to expand the program.”
Food scraps collected at drop spots are transferred to Cayuga Compost in Trumansburg for processing. The program helps residents save money on trash disposal costs, improves soil health, and combats climate change all while supporting a local business.
There is no cost to participate, and TCRMM provides free toolkits that include a kitchen caddy bin, informational brochures, and compostable liners. It is recommended that residents use a lidded bucket or purchase a transport container from the Recycling and Materials Management office to facilitate dropping off more than a gallon of food scraps.
Want to know more? TCRMM staff will be on hand during the first day of the drop spot to explain the program and give out toolkits. Refer to RecycleTompkins.org/DropSpots for additional information.
For more information:
Jeremy Betterley, Waste Reduction and Recycling Coordinator
Tompkins County Recycling & Materials Management