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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Residential Food Scrap Pick-Up Pilot Program in the Village of Mamaroneck

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Residential Food Scrap Pick-Up Pilot Program in the Village of Mamaroneck

The Village of Mamaroneck has been running its residential food scrap pickup pilot program for 7 weeks. At the end of the 13-week pilot, the Village will evaluate the program and mak...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Compost Giveaway Day

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Compost Giveaway Day

The Larchmont-Mamaroneck Sanitation Commission held its 5th Annual Compost Giveaway Day at our Maxwell Avenue Recycling Center on Saturday April 30th, 2022. A total of over 125 residents showed up between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. to dig compo...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Food Scrap Totals to Date – Including Last 2.5 Years

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Food Scrap Totals to Date – Including Last 2.5 Years

Since residents started diverting food scraps from the garbage stream in September 2017, a total of approximately 670,000 pounds (335 tons) has been diverted through June 16, 2022.  Du...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Victory Farms Going Strong in Year Three

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Victory Farms Going Strong in Year Three

The Victory Farms at the Grange is celebrating its third year organizing the Larchmont/Mamaroneck community, including schools, around growing vegetables and sharing the harvest with neighbors in need. Lisa Chase, L...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Mamaroneck School District’s Food Rescue Success

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Mamaroneck School District’s Food Rescue Success

Mamaroneck Union Free School District (MUFSD) donated over 8,000 lbs of surplus food to those in need in an afterschool program and nearby food pantries from September 2019 until June 2022. This is...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Mamaroneck High School Students Analyze Food Waste from School Lunches

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Mamaroneck High School Students Analyze Food Waste from School Lunches

As part of their food waste reduction initiative for the Original Civic Research & Action (OCRA) program, juniors Svea-Liv Sheehan, Oliver Johnson, and Juliette Remy collected data ...

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

From Heirloom Seed Bank to Food Pantry

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From Heirloom Seed Bank to Food Pantry

In the spring of 2020, Larchmont resident Diane Neff grew heirloom tomato seeds at home that were donated to the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Healthy Yards Project a year earlier by the non-profit Seed Savers Exchang...

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

Neighborhood Victory Gardens Support Local Food Pantry

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Neighborhood Victory Gardens Support Local Food Pantry

Back in April 2020, during the most challenging months of the spring pandemic, Larchmont resident Lisa Chase read a story in the New York Times about a Rhode Island neighborhood planting victory garden...

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

History Repeats Itself

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During two global pandemics spaced about 100 years apart, our nation aided food insecure European allies during World War I, and we are aiding our food insecure neighbors today. Our current local community actions reflect those from the past — most notabl...

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

New Compost Sticker helps promote Food Scrap Recycling

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New Compost Sticker helps promote Food Scrap Recycling

Help motivate your neighbors to compost by proudly displaying the We Compost sticker on your garbage bin, car bumper or wherever else it can be seen in the community. This newly designed sticker was cr...

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

Parents Get into the Habit of Food Scrap Recycling

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Parents Get into the Habit of Food Scrap Recycling

Mamaroneck High School alums and sisters, Gina and Kaitlyn Talt inspired their parents, Francine and George, to start food scrap recycling. The habit has stuck, and now Francine and George love it!

Francine...

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

Village of Mamaroneck Food Scrap Recycling Makes Good Progress

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Village of Mamaroneck Food Scrap Recycling Makes Good Progress

Ellen Silver, on behalf of the Committee for the Environment, reports that 2020 was a very good year for the Village of Mamaroneck (VoM) food scrap  recycling program. As measured by f...

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

Metrics Show Success for Town of Mamaroneck and Village of Larchmont’s Food Scrap Recycling

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Metrics Show Success for Town of Mamaroneck and Village of Larchmont’s Food Scrap Recycling

The Town of Mamaroneck and Village of Larchmont collected over 73 tons of food scraps in 2020 to be transformed into compost. In spite of the challenges with Covid-...

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

Victory Farms

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Victory Farms

A local victory gardens project launched in 2020 has a new name and a new mandate: Victory Farms at the Grange aims to grow in number and grow more food for our neighbors. 

Partners Lisa Chase, Lisa Samson and Lisa Moskow opened The G...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Students at Mamaroneck High School take on Wasted Food

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Students at Mamaroneck High School take on Wasted Food

Mamaroneck High School (MHS) sophomores, Sofia Rosenbaum, Lyla Hurley, and Vivienne Loigman, have selected food insecurity and reducing wasted food as the targeted topics for their four-year elective O...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Mamaroneck School District’s 2020 Food Rescue

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Mamaroneck School District’s 2020 Food Rescue

In 2020, the Mamaroneck School District donated about 1,170 lbs. of surplus food to nearby agencies serving people in need. This is equivalent to 936 meals, based on K-12 Food Rescue’s conversion. Excess food a...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Need food? Want to help share food?

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Need food? Want to help share food?

Food insecurity has expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic and available food is just a phone call away for local residents in need of food assistance. 

Contact the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force (the food...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Tomato Planting Guide

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Tomato Planting Guide

To prepare seedlings for planting outdoors around mid-May, plant seeds eight weeks earlier indoors in mid-March. 

1. Place lightly dampened potting soil in rectangular plastic trays.  

2. Sprinkle seeds approximately 1...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Food Scrap Recycling Metrics for Maxwell Ave. Recycling Center

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Food Scrap Recycling Metrics for Maxwell Ave. Recycling Center

Since January 2020 to April 27, 2021, the total diversion is an astonishing 100.4 tons (200,739 lbs)!

The four weeks in April 2021 resulted in a total of 6.3 tons (12,603 lbs) of food scraps div...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Love Your Food Ambassadors at Farmers Markets

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Love Your Food Ambassadors at Farmers Market

No matter how cold, seniors of Mamaroneck High School’s National Honor Society have volunteered to be Love Your Food Ambassadors at local Farmers Markets throughout the winter. A HUGE “Thank You!” to the seniors...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Middle Schooler Petitions for Curbside Pickup of Food Scraps

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Middle Schooler Petitions for Curbside Pickup of Food Scraps

Hommocks Middle School student Noah Berman, is on a mission! He would like food scrap recycling to be a routine way of life that is picked up from the curbside, like other forms of recycling in o...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Compost Giveback 2021

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Compost Giveback 2021

The fourth annual Compost Giveback was held on April 24th and May 1st for Town of Mamaroneck/Village of Larchmont and Village of Mamaroneck respectively. More than 110 residents collected this rich, "black gold” for their gardens...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Pedal-Powered Pickup of Food Scraps

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Pedal-Powered Pickup of Food Scraps

Mamaroneck High School students Arielle Herz, Cameron Lee, Ben Gurwitch, and Simon Worth, are piloting pedal-powered curbside pickup of food scraps in select streets of Village of Larchmont starting in May 2021. They are...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Composting Made Easy on Zoom

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Composting Made Easy on Zoom

Local residents Elizabeth Poyet and Judy Caputo, residents of Village of Larchmont and Town of Mamaroneck, shared their passion and tips for backyard composting and food scrap recycling at Larchmont Public Library’s “Composting...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Food Scrap Recycling Metrics for Maxwell Avenue Recycling Center

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Food Scrap Recycling Metrics for Maxwell Avenue Recycling Center

Food scrap diversion has been going up! From January 2020 to July 8, 2021, the total food scrap diversion was 116.7 tons (233,438 lbs.). The year-to-date (YTD) total for 2021 is 43.5 tons (86...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Composting Tips From Our Community

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Composting Tips From Our Community

Local Sustainability Ambassadors, Ellen Silver, Elizabeth Poyet, and Judy Caputo, shared their insights and tips on municipal food scrap recycling and backyard composting at Mamaroneck Public Library on June 3, 2021. Clic...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Mamaroneck School District’s Food Rescue

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Mamaroneck School District’s Food Rescue

Mamaroneck School District’s food rescue has been going strong at the start of summer 2021. It donated 1,143 lbs. of surplus fresh fruits and vegetables from end of June to end of July. These included peaches, necta...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Local Students Pilot Residential Food Scrap Pick-Up

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Local Students Pilot Residential Food Scrap Pick-Up

Arielle Herz and Cameron Lee, Mamaroneck High School students in the Original Civic Research & Action (OCRA) program, launched their pilot food scrap recycling pick up service on May 15, 2021. Each Sa...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

High School Students Develop “Green Mamaroneck” App

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High School Students Develop “Green Mamaroneck” App

Mamaroneck residents eager to lessen their environmental footprint can now help make the community greener, thanks to a new smartphone application developed by Mamaroneck High School (MHS) students involv...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Victory Farms Flourish in Second Year

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Victory Farms Flourish in Second Year

Last summer 2020, about 50 families in Larchmont and Mamaroneck planted victory gardens and raised 300 pounds of herbs and vegetables for the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force (LMHTF). Together the gardens created...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Local Resident Shops to Raise Money for Food Pantries

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Local Resident Shops to Raise Money for Food Pantries

When COVID-19 significantly expanded the number of food insecure families, Love Your Food team member Beth Radow grew concerned and figured out a way to raise money for local food pantries while wasting...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Fourth Anniversary of Larchmont-Mamaroneck Food Scrap Recycling

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Fourth Anniversary of Larchmont-Mamaroneck Food Scrap Recycling

Lisa Chase, co-owner of The Grange Restaurant in Larchmont, delivered the restaurant’s signature dulce de leche brownies for sanitation staff in celebration of the fourth anniversary of the La...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Saving Taxpayers’ Money by Recycling Food Scraps

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Saving Taxpayers’ Money by Recycling Food Scraps

In mid-August 2021, the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Joint Sanitation Commission officially joined Westchester County’s Residential Food Scrap Transportation and Disposal (RFSTAD) Program. This County-wide program i...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Protect Long Island Sound by Composting Instead of Using Garbage Disposal

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Protect Long Island Sound by Composting Instead of Using Garbage Disposal

What’s the link between using the sink garbage disposal for food scraps and beach closures for swimming?  Garbage disposals send the nutrient-rich food-matter to the local w...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Larchmont Native Starts Community Fridges in Bronx

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Larchmont Native Starts Community Fridges in Bronx

Dan Zauderer, a Larchmont native and Mamaroneck School District alum, is co-Founder of the Mott Haven Fridge Network. This organization grew out of the pandemic to encourage neighbors to help feed neighbor...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

Big Step Towards Curbside Pickup of Food Scraps in Village Mamaroneck

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Big Step Towards Curbside Pickup of Food Scraps in Village Mamaroneck

The Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees gave their unanimous approval on January 24, 2022 for food scraps to be classified as a recyclable item. This classification paves the way for...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

OCRA Food Scrap Pickup Expands Free Service

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OCRA Food Scrap Pickup Expands Free Service

The food scrap recycling initiative designed and run by OCRA (Original Civic Research and Action) Mamaroneck High School seniors Arielle Herz and Cameron Lee, expanded its free pickup service this fall within the...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

High School Junior Encourages Food Scrap Collection

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High School Junior Encourages Food Scrap Collection

Have you ever thought about food scrap recycling? Maybe it’s never even crossed your mind! Either way, I highly recommend beginning to collect food scraps within your household! It is a simple way to make...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

Larchmont/Mamaroneck Food Pantry Update by President Malcolm Frouman

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Larchmont/Mamaroneck Food Pantry Update by President Malcolm Frouman

We have some meaningful updates to share with the community including our new indoor space and a substantial increase in food distribution. After conducting weekly outdoor walk-through di...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

Victory Farms at The Grange: Neighbors Growing Food for Neighbors

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Victory Farms at The Grange: Neighbors Growing Food for Neighbors

Victory Farms is a local suburban farm – a network of backyard, side yard and front yard gardens. The first year there were 40 families. The second year, it grew to 140 families, churches, a...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

Murray Green Tigers Reinstate Waste-Free Wednesdays

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Murray Green Tigers Reinstate Waste-Free Wednesdays

In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Murray Avenue Elementary School Green Tigers have reinstated Waste-Free Wednesdays. Families are encouraged to pack only reusable containers for snack and lunch...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

Are you a Flexitarian?

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Are you a Flexitarian?

The word “flexitarian” may sound like something a yoga devotee aspires to become, but the term actually refers to food choice. According to U.S. News:” Flexitarian” is a marriage of two words: flexible and vegetarian. The term was co...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

A Black Diamond Recipe for Reducing Wasted Food

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A Black Diamond Recipe for Reducing Wasted Food

Some people seize the day by navigating black diamond ski slopes. Larchmont resident Beth Radow’s black diamond challenge involves food shopping the day-old produce shelf for bargains she can transform into a...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

Food Donation and Food Scrap Recycling is Now the Law

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Food Donation and Food Scrap Recycling is Now the Law

New York’s Food Donation and Food Scrap Recycling Law went into effect on January 1, 2022. The law requires businesses and institutions that generate an annual average of two tons of wasted foo...

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