11/15/23 UPDATE: participation for this pilot program is now full.
The Town of Pittsford is partnering with Monroe County to offer a Food Scraps Recycling pilot program to 500 Pittsford households. Recycling food scraps keeps them out of the landfill. This program will turn food scraps in to renewable energy!
Participating Pittsford residents will separate and collect their household's food scraps and organic kitchen waste and drop it off at the Town's collection site at the Town Dog Park. The scraps will be picked up as part of the County's pilot program and will be processed in an anaerobic digester – an air-tight chamber that uses bacteria to "digest" (break down) the organic matter, producing natural gas that can be used to generate electricity. The electricity produced will be used by the processor and sold back to the grid.
Pittsford participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis – registration will take place via the Town website beginning August 9, 2023 and the program will begin September 18. Participants will be provided with lidded and labelled buckets to contain food waste and will receive educational materials. Find complete details on our Food Scraps Recycling web page at www.townofpittsford.org/food-scraps-recycling.