Peekskill Herald

Peekskill Herald

Peekskill Herald

Food scraps now collected in downtown near Farmer’s Market

Program launches this Saturday
Food scraps now collected in downtown near Farmers Market

Peekskill residents who save their food scraps to turn into compost, keeping them out of the waste stream, are now able to drop off the banana peels, coffee grinds along with bits and pieces of leftovers, at the food scraps bin located by the Farmer’s Market in the Park Street lot behind the Center Diner building on Bank Street. This additional bin will be the second location in the city for food scrap drop off. The Lower South Street bin will still be available for residents who can drive to the city garage between 9 am and noon Saturday mornings.

 

“This location makes it possible for folks who do not have a car or are going to the market anyway,” said Kay Barthelmes, a member of the Peekskill Conservation Advisory Council. “It has the added benefit of bringing more shoppers to the market, as well,” added Barthelmes.