Food Scrap Recycling Program

How to Food Scrap Recycle in Nyack, it’s easy:

1. COLLECT your food scraps in a small bin stored on the countertop or under the sink. Line your bin with Rockland Green’s compostable brown bags.

2. TRANSFER the bagged food scraps from the small bin into the large white or green bin to store until you’re ready to drop them off.

3. DROP OFF your bagged food scraps in the large bin at Nyack's Food Scrap Drop-off Site. It is located at 63 Catherine Street, Nyack, NY.  There will be no charge to drop off Food Scraps.

The food scraps must be dropped off in Rockland Green’s compostable brown bags!

All material collected will be brought to Rockland Green’s Co-Composting facility in Hillburn, NY, where it will be composted into nutrient rich compost.

**Residents must use the lined Compostable Brown Bags provided free of charge by Rockland Green. They are not the same as the leaf bags.**

What can be placed into the Composting Bags?


Fruits and Vegetables (remove stickers, bands, and ties)
Meat and Poultry (bones ok)
Fish and Shellfish (shells ok)
Dairy Products
Bread & Pasta
Rice and Grains
Chips and Snacks
Beans, Nuts & Seeds
Leftover and Spoiled Food
Coffee Grounds (paper filters ok)
Tea Bags (no staples)
Cut Flowers

Non-Acceptable Items
NO plastic bags, compostable/biodegradable bags, packaging, stickers, rubber bands or twist ties.
NO pet waste, baby wipes, foil, paper plates or paper towels.
NO plastic, glass, metal or kitchenware.

If it’s not on the list, IT IS NOT compostable in Rockland County!