Scarsdale offers unique program to limit food waste

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A Westchester village is taking limiting waste seriously by introducing a unique program to recycle food scraps.

Since the beginning of the year, Scarsdale officials says the village has recycled 67,000 pounds of food waste this year.

The program was designed and launched by the Scarsdale Food Scrap Recycling Committee back in January.

Scarsdale Mayor Dan Hochvert says that it not only helps the environment, but also lowers the fee for garbage trucks because they now carry less overall. This is becauseresidents now collect their food scraps at home and deliver them to a drop-off site at a Scarsdale recycling center.

Participation is free for all Scarsdale residents, but they also offer a $20 startup kit to make the process even easier.

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