BUFFALO– Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced that the City of Buffalo is ready to launch its annual Scrap It! Residential Food Scraps Recycling Program. The food scrap drop off program will run from June 21st through September 30th at the following locations:
FARMERS MARKET DAY
South Buffalo Farmers Market
Cazenovia Park @ Casino
Sundays 9 AM – 1 PM
Tops Friendly Markets
1275 Jefferson Avenue
Mondays 4 PM – 6 PM
Tuesdays 10 AM – 12 PM
Downtown Country Farmers Market
Main St. between Court and Church
Thursdays 10 AM – 12 PM
Massachusetts Avenue Project Farmstand
387 Massachusetts Avenue
Thursdays 4 PM – 6 PM
North Buffalo Farmers Market
Parkside Lutheran Church - 2 Wallace St
Thursdays 4 PM – 7PM
Café Aroma Public Space Drop Off
Corner of Elmwood & Bidwell
Food scraps are a large portion of our waste stream and the ability to process food scraps locally can lead to opportunities to increase recycling rates and allow the City to become cleaner and healthier. The creation of compost, a natural healthy fertilizer, can be useful for our community parks, gardens, and trees, instead of being sent to landfill.
“This is a safe, smart, and free way of disposing of food scraps that will be turned into valuable compost”, said Mayor Brown. “I thank residents for continuing to recycle more and encourage them to participate in this next phase of our 34andMore Buffalo Recycles program.”
Vegetable & fruit scraps, coffee grounds (filter ok), tea bags, nut & egg shells
Meat, chicken, fish, greasy & oily food, dairy, animal waste, litter or bedding, coal or charcoal, yard debris, houseplants, or biodegradable /compostable plastics (other than compostable bags).
Residents can collect and place food scraps within reusable plastic containers such as large yogurt bins, Tupperware containers, commercially available compost pails, milk cartons, or in paper or plastic bags.
For odor reduction, store items within freezer or refrigerator, and add a layer of shredded newspaper to the bottom of the container. All food scraps collected will be transported by the Natural Upcycling to the Buffalo River Compost.
All items will be disposed or recycled in a responsible and environmentally safe manner. For more information, please call 851-5014 or visit www.buffalorecycles.org.