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Sullivan County Food Scrap Recycling Program Launching October 2, 2023

On behalf of the Sullivan County Division of Public Works through the Department of Solid Waste and Recycling, I am excited to announce the launch of our Food Scrap Recycling Pilot Program starting October 2, 2023! This program will provide participating residents the opportunity to bring food scraps to our transfer stations for composting. Fortunately, many county residents have the resources to compost at home. However, for those who unable to compost at home, you will now have the opportunity to do so at our transfer stations!


By kicking off this program, we hope to do our part to keep Sullivan County’s food waste out of landfills. During our pilot program, food scraps collected at our transfer stations will be brought to a compost facility at the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency in Kingston, NY. Our food scraps will then go through the process of being turned into compost.


Upon launching a successful pilot program, the Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling plans to apply for grant funding from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to construct our own compost facility. This will allow us to manage our own food waste in county while also producing our own, rich compost material.


Residents enrolled in our Food Scrap Recycling Pilot Program will be provided an in-kitchen collection bin and a larger, 5-gallon exterior collection bin. Residents MUST BE registered and go through a brief training session in order to participate in this pilot program.


Interested in participating? Residents of Sullivan County who would like to participate should contact the County Recycling Coordinator, Kassie Thelman, at or by calling (845) 807-0291. There are a limited number of spots in this pilot program, so please reach out as soon as possible!


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We look forward to making a difference, together!

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