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Organic Waste Recycling


Did you know that the Town of Seneca Falls offers recycling of your organic waste at the Transfer Station?

The Town has partnered with Natural Upcycling to create the pilot program Organic Waste Recycling that has been active since 2021. The pilot program is offered to all Town residents and a select number of businesses. The food waste collected weekly is transported to an organic digester for processing as compost. At this time, we will not be able to offer compost back to town residents.

By diverting the compostable portion of our solid waste away from the landfill and returning nutrients to our soil and food system, we significantly reduce landfill waste, our carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.

If you want to make your own compost, we can share information to get you started composting in your own backyard if you would like to. Just ask!

Organic Upcycling Flyer

What IS Accepted

  • Bread & Grains
  • Rice products
  • Beans & Nuts
  • Eggs & Dairy
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Meat, Fish, & Bones
  • Paper Towels/Napkins
  • Coffee Grounds/Paper Filters & Tea Bags

What’s NOT Accepted

  • Diapers
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Pet Waste
  • Plastic
  • Utensils
  • Plastic
  • Plastic Bags/Wrap/Straws
  • Styrofoam
  • Bottles & Cans
  • Milk or Cream Cartons
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Cardboard
  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Floral & Tree Trimmings
  • Grass & Weed Waste**
  • Leaf & Brush Waste**

PLEASE NOTE: Yard waste may be disposed of at the Town Barn Transfer Station in a designated area.

Hazardous Waste is NEVER accepted.

Questions About Organic Upcycling

How can residents participate? It’s Easy

  • Collect your food scraps in your kitchen caddy, lined with a compostable bag.
  • Empty your kitchen caddy into a transportation container with a secure lid.
  • Bring your transportation container to the Transfer Station to dispose of your food scraps in the yellow Natural Upcycling tote next to the gate.

Organic Recycling for Residents

Where is the Organic Waste Drop-Off?

The station is located at the Highway Department Transfer Station, 187 Ovid Street, just inside the drop-off area gate. Look for the yellow ‘Natural Upcycling’ tote.

When can Organic Waste be taken to the Drop-off?

Residents may take their organic waste to the Transfer Station:

  • Saturdays & Sundays only: 8:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

How can businesses participate?

As a pilot program with limited availability, businesses may express interest to recycle organic waste by contacting the Town Supervisor’s office for more information.

Is there a fee to Upcycle?

Currently as a pilot program, the Town of Seneca Falls is providing this service to residents at no charge.