The Food Waste Recycling Program run by the Town of Mamaroneck and Village of Larchmont has received an Eco Award from Westchester County for outstanding environmental achievement.
Since September 2017, the program has been administered by the Larchmont Mamaroneck Joint Garbage Commission, diverting thousands of pounds of food waste away from incinerators, and recycling it into valuable compost. Close to 500 resident families now participate in the program.
County Executive George Latimer and the Department of Environmental Facilities presented the Eco Awards at the Kenisco Dam Plaza in Valhalla. Town and Village sanitation workers, elected officials, and volunteers attended the event to accept the award.
Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson remarked, “As soon as I heard about food waste recycling in the County, I knew that the Town of Mamaroneck had to take part in this great initiative and was thrilled that Town Administrator Steve Altieri and Larchmont Village Mayor, Lorraine Walsh agreed.”
Residents can dispose of food waste as often as needed at the Food Waste Recycling drop-off bins which are located at the Maxwell Avenue Recycling Center.
Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Facilities, Louis Vetrone, noted: “Westchester is fortunate to have so many people living and working here, who care about the local environment and want to help make it better.”