“Food scrap drop off every Saturday 11AM-12 Noon except during hazardous weather
(no meat, bones, fish, or dairy scraps) Please remove rubber bands, labels, etc. Chop food scraps into 1-2″ chunks for faster decomposing. We also accept bagged leaves Saturdays 11AM-12 Noon as part of Project LeafDrop”
Prospect Farm received a $500.00 grant for composting from the Citizens Committee/Manhattan SWAB and we used it to build an additional 3-bin composting system. In 2012, Prospect Farm diverted 6 tons of food scraps from the waste stream.
What to compost
Accepted materials include fruit and vegetable scraps, non-greasy food scraps (rice, pasta, bread, cereal etc.), coffee grounds & filters, tea bags, egg and nut shells, pits, cut or dried flowers, houseplants and potting soil. (Please NO meat, chicken, fish, greasy food scraps, fat, oil, dairy, animal waste, litter or bedding, coal or charcoal, coconuts, diseased and/or insect-infested houseplants/soil or biodegradable/compostable plastics.)