Pilot Food Scrap Program
Food scraps are accepted at all Columbia County stations during regular operating hours. Food scraps are to be free from garbage, including compostable bags, and can be put in the labeled 35 gallon containers.
Acceptable scraps include:
Meat, fish, dairy (bones, shells OK)
Fruits and vegetables
Pasta and rice
Eggs, nuts, nutshells
Bread and grains
Snacks; chips, cookies, etc.
Coffee grounds (no K Cups)
Please NO plastic bags, compostable bags, napkins, paper towels, paper plates, paper cups, pet waste, diapers, K Cups, soil, rocks, branches, yard waste, plastic-coated containers, glass, metal, grease, and Styrofoam.
A tip to reduce and/or avoid odors: Freeze your food between trips. You can use an empty bread bag, or use other temporary storage to freeze your food scraps and then dump the contents into the container at the station. Plastic bags can be disposed of with the regular household garbage.
Know your No's: Please do not dispose of plastic bags or compostable bags with your food scraps.
Plastic bags and compostable bags do not go through the grinder easily
and do not break down at the same rate as the food scraps.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Administrative Office, 518-828-2737.