Eat Food ~ Recycle Food Waste
Join us as we launch the “Composting/Food Waste Recycling” movement & put food waste in the RIGHT place!
✓ Food waste is the single largest category going into landfills
✓ Food waste in landfills and incinerators emits Methane, which is 20+ times more potent than carbon dioxide in warming the atmosphere
✓ 28% of York’s curb-side trash pick-up is food waste
Most of us separate out paper, plastic, cardboard, and glass for recycling.
Most of us DO NOT separate out our food scraps and leftovers. They go into the trash…….and account for 28% of all trash picked up at curbside in York.
7 percent of all Greenhouse gases come from food waste that ends up in landfills or incinerators
If we add our Food Waste to our recycling routine, we divert about 1/3 of our garbage (28% in York) to recycling.
In doing so we can……
- Save money. York pays $70/ton to dispose of our trash. Reducing trash by 28% means big savings
- Reduce emissions by getting food waste out of the waste stream
- Turn our food scraps into beautiful, reusable soil
“Small acts when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”
What is the York EcoHOME action of the month?
Start recycling your food waste…..using 1 of 3 options:
Take your food waste to Witchtrot Transfer Station.
Sign up for residential pickup
Compost at home
|This is a new option for the town of York Residents that we are all very excited about.
As of April 2021, the town of York has added food waste recycling through a contract with Mr. Fox Recycling
You will see Mr Fox bins at the Transfer Station to throw your food waste in.
Click here to see a list of the items that can be composted.
|For only $16/month, York-based composting company Mr. Fox will pick up your food scraps. Your service will also include a free 8-gallon bucket with a secure easy-access lid.
Just put the bucket outside your door every other Tuesday and Mr. Fox will empty it and provide a new liner each time.
|Step 1: Pick a spot in your yard.
Step 2: Make or buy your bins.
Step 3: Layer, water, and turn your compost pile
Step 4: Enjoy your rich new soil! Download our backyard composting flyer here.Click here to watch a 2-minute video on how to make a compost bin for FREE using pallets.Also, Eldredge Lumber has several options available for setting up easy backyard composting.
Witchtrot Transfer Station Hours
Open Wednesday and Saturdays 9 AM to 4 PM
Requires a Transfer Station sticker on your vehicle. Available at Town Hall for $25/year.
How do I sign up?
Click here to go to Mr. Fox’s website using this link and fill out the form.
Mr. Fox will then deliver your 8-gallon bucket with a liner to your house and you will be joining the “York Compost” movement to make a difference.
The First 100 households to start composting will receive Free countertop bin
(generously donated by Coldwell Banker Yorke Realty )
Use this bin for easy collection of food scraps in the kitchen.
Fill out the form below to get your free bin. ($15 value)
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to speak with you on the phone as well. Just include your phone number in the email.