Larchmont-Mamaroneck Healthy Yards Project 

Enjoy beautiful low-maintenance gardens, vibrant lawns, delightful birds and butterflies along with cleaner air and water by avoiding the use of pesticides or herbicides.

The Larchmont-Mamaroneck Healthy Yards Project is dedicated to presenting safe and easy alternatives for living with outdoor spaces that thrive. Whether you work with landscape professionals, tend to your own yard or cultivate a container garden, we invite you to enjoy the advantages of making it healthy.

Pesticides and herbicides have been proven to have a negative effect on the health of our families, pets, even pollinators. They contaminate our waterways and disrupt the ecosystem that can normally reduce damaging plants and insects in our yards naturally. Join your neighbors and take the Healthy Yard Pledge. Visit regularly for guidelines, examples and information about Healthy Yard community activities.




Friday, May 10th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Saturday, May 11th, 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Residents of the Town of Mamaroneck and Village of Larchmont may visit the Maxwell Avenue Recycling Center to receive free compost. Bring a pail, bucket or container (up to two 35 gallon containers per family) and take some nutrient-rich, garden-ready compost home.

Limited number of shovels available.  First come, first served!

compost giveback photo

What’s ahead?

 Announcements about Healthy Yards activities, resources and community events.  

Guidelines for choosing and working with landscape professionals. 

Safe alternatives for maintaining a beautiful garden without pesticides or herbicides