Food scrap bags MUST be placed in a closed (lidded) green food scrap bucket or similar container to prevent animal intrusion by 7 am Wednesday mornings. The buckets must be placed on the front steps or walkway, not on the curb or sidewalk.
The new service will be free to village residents initially, but an annual fee estimated at $52 ultimately may be required to offset fuel and labor costs. Meanwhile, apartments and condos will not be included in the pilot program. In the future, the hope is that something can be developed for those buildings, working with management companies, but a much larger fee will be required.
Joyce H. Newman is an Emmy Award-winning environmental journalist, educator, and gardener. She holds a Certificate in Horticulture from The New York Botanical Garden, and is a tour guide there.