Commission launches food waste recycling program

The food waste recycling program began on Sept. 18. Contributed photos

The Larchmont-Mamaroneck Joint Garbage Disposal Commission has announced the launch of their Food Waste Recycling Program. They will begin accepting residents’ food waste for recycling on Monday, Sept. 18. The drop-off location and hours are the following:

Maxwell Avenue Sanitation Center at 41 Maxwell Ave., Larchmont. The center is open on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson said, “This is a voluntary initiative offering our residents the option to keep food waste out of the incinerator and recycle it into healthy compost instead.”

From left, Karen Khor and Judy Caputo, volunteers for the Food Waste Recycling Program.

Municipal composting differs from backyard composting because all food waste can be composted, whereas a backyard composter is limited to certain foods. Foods such as meat, fish, dairy, bones, shells, pasta, bread, rice, fats and oils can all be composted at a commercial facility. If you already have a backyard composter, it is suggested to keep composting in your backyard and use this service for those foods that can’t go into a backyard composter.

Please contact the town supervisor’s office for more information at 381-7805 or the town administrator’s office at 381-7810 or email Find information as well on the town of Mamaroneck’s Facebook page at

Note: A previous version of this article said that the Food Waste Recycling Program is open on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.




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