The Westchester County Home Composter & Rain Barrel Sale is now closed.

For those who ordered - the pick-up date is Friday April 23rd at the Nature Center from 10 am -2 pm & April 24th in Saxon Woods from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm or Depew Park in Peekskill from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Please email Lindsay Lcohen@greenburghnaturecenter.org if you need to arrange for an alternative pick up time.  If you are interested in being placed on the waiting list for our next sale please send us an email to the address above.  Thank you for your participation! 

Why Compost?

Organic waste comprises thirty percent of household trash going into Westchester incinerators, where it has no chance to decompose and offers very little BTU value. Homeowners who compost not only extend the life of our incinerators and reduce the cost of collecting household garbage, but also recycle the nutrients in organic waste to create a valuable soil amendment for their gardens. 

Want to learn more?  Check out this great video on composting!

Backyard Composting vs. Municipal Food Scrap Recycling

The products for sale on this page facilitate backyard composting, where an individual collects their organic waste and composts it on site. This has a small carbon footprint and creates compost for use in your garden.

An alternative is municipal food scrap recycling, a program that does not require the products for sale on this page or a backyard. Many Westchester communities are launching these programs which allow residents to collect food scraps they would not be able to compost in their backyard, including bones, dairy, fish and meat. The food scraps are brought to drop-off bins where they are hauled to a commercial compost facility, mixed with yard waste and turned into compost. If you are a resident of Greenburgh and would like to participate in our food scrap recycling program, please visit this website: 

Pick-Up Time & Location:

Greenburgh Nature Center, Manor House Friday, April 23rd from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 www.greenburghnaturecenter.org

Saxon Woods Park Saturday, April 24, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 1800 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605 https://parks.westchestergov.com/saxon-woods-park 

Peekskill, Depew Park Saturday, April 24, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Depew Court (Veteran’s Memorial Pool), Peekskill, NY 10566Please note: You must place your order by Tuesday, April 20.

A composting expert will be available at each location to demonstrate and answer questions about composting.

Questions? Email sustainability@greenburghnaturecenter.org

**PLEASE NOTE**

All orders must be picked up by June 1st or they may be donated to a community garden*

Greenburgh Nature Center, Manor House 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale