Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spot at TBurg Farmers’ Market Opens May 4th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

May 2nd, 2022

Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management is excited to announce the opening of a new food scraps recycling drop spot location at the Trumansburg Farmers’ Market.

The drop spot will be open from 4:30 to 7:30 every Wednesday night during market season which extends from May 4th to October 26th, 2022.

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. Food scraps collected at drop spots are transferred to Cayuga Compost in Trumansburg for processing. Participating in this program helps residents save money on trash disposal costs, helps regenerate soil and combat climate change, and supports local business.

It costs nothing to participate, and the Department provides free toolkits that include a kitchen caddy bin, informational brochures, and compostable liners. This makes collection clean, convenient, and comfortable. 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 larger amounts 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:

Tompkins County Recycling & Materials Management

(607) 273-6632

www.recycletompkins.org

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