Home Composter & Rain Barrel Spring 2019 Sale

The Greenburgh Nature Center and the Teatown Lake Reservation are offering backyard compost bins and rain barrels at deep discounts for a limited time. Thank you for your participation, a portion of the proceeds support the Nature Center's mission. Order today - the offer ends June 6th!

Why Compost?

Organic waste comprises thirty percent of household trash going into Westchester incinerators, where it has no chance to decompose and offers very little BTU value. Homeowners who compost not only extend the life of our incinerators and reduce the cost of collecting household garbage, but also recycle the nutrients in organic waste to create a valuable soil amendment for their gardens. 

Backyard Composting vs. Municipal Food Scrap Recycling

The products for sale on this page facilitate backyard composting, where an individual collects their organic waste and composts it on site. This has a small carbon footprint and creates compost for use in your garden.

An alternative is municipal food scrap recycling, a program that does not require the products for sale on this page or a backyard. Many Westchester communities are launching these programs which allow residents to collect food scraps they would not be able to compost in their backyard, including bones, dairy, fish and meat. The food scraps are brought to drop-off bins where they are hauled to a commercial compost facility, mixed with yard waste and turned into compost. If you are a resident of Greenburgh and would like to participate in our food scrap recycling program, please visit this website: https://greenburghnaturecenter.org/getinvolved/food-scrap-recycling/

Pick-Up Time & Location:

Saturday June 8th, from 10 pm - 4 pm, Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale.  Or, at the Teatown Lake Reservation 1600 Spring Valley Road on the same day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

During that time an expert will be available to demonstrate and to answer questions about composting.

Order deadline is June 6th!

Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale.

Pick Up

Saturday June 8th

10:00 am - 4 pm