Hello Scarsdale Food Scrap Recycling Participants,
As a reminder, this Saturday (April 22nd), we will have a FREE COMPOST GIVE BACK DAY! Event will be held Rain or Shine.
All Scarsdale residents visiting the Scarsdale Recycling Center from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm will be able to receive compost recycled from YOUR very own food scraps! Simply bring a pail, bucket or other receptacle, and take some home! You can use it in your garden, flower beds or sprinkle it on your turf. Also available on that day will be FREE RAIN BARRELS for anyone who is interested!
THANK YOU for being Scarsdale's pioneering first 500+ residents to participate in this program. You are what is driving its success! Since the program launched in January, we have collected over 21,000 pounds of food waste (10.5 tons)! All of these food scraps have been returned to the earth and converted into useful compost!
PLEASE CONTINUE SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT THE PROGRAM, so we can reach our goal of 1,000 participating households in the first year.
Thanks again for participating, happy food scrap recycling and as always please email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime with questions, comments or feedback.
The Scarsdale Committee on Food Scrap Recycling, made up of:
Ron Schulhof, resident and volunteer
Michelle Sterling, resident and volunteer
Benedict Salanitro, Superintendent, Scarsdale Dept. of Public Works
Tyler Seifert, Assistant to the Superintendent, Scarsdale Dept. of Public WorkUnited States
And if you like raw milk, this is in Millbrook, NY.
From New York DEC:
Look for the Zero Reminder: Use Only Phosphorus-Free Lawn Fertilizer
New York's nutrient runoff law prohibits the use of phosphorus lawn fertilizers unless a new lawn is being established or a soil test shows that the lawn does not have enough phosphorus. Regardless of the location, excess phosphorus from lawns can wash off and pollute lakes and streams, harming fish and ruining boating and swimming. More than 100 waterbodies in the state cannot be used or enjoyed as a result of too much phosphorus. For more information, visit DEC's Lawn Fertilizer web page.