Composting, recycling drop spot. (Provided Photo)

GROTON, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management is adding a new food scraps recycling drop-off point in Groton, beginning Sept. 7.

The drop spot will be staffed by an attendant and operate from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the town clerk’s office at 101 Conger Blvd. All food scraps will be accepted, including meat, bones, dairy products, food-soiled paper towels and napkins, coffee grounds, filters and tea bags.

“This will be our 15th drop spot,” TCRMM Director Barbara Eckstrom said in a news release, “and the first to be located in Groton. Our goal remains 20 spots by the year 2020.”

Anyone interested in the program can get free toolkits including kitchen caddies and transport containers from TCRMM. To learn more about the program and other drop spots, visit their website. A map of food scraps recycling drop spots is available here.

Featured image courtesy of TCRMM.

Kelsey O'Connor

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