Food Scrap Drop-Off Site — Right Near the Church!

On July 19th, Yorktown officials unveiled new food-scraps composting bins that have been installed at Downing Park lower parking lot. Composting combats climate change by reducing waste going to landfills, helps us grow healthier plants, conserves water, and assists in stormwater management.

If you don’t maintain your own compost pile, consider bringing your compost to the town site before or after you visit the church! (Note that this is the “lower Downing Park lot” near the intersection of Routes 202 and 132.)

  • Compostable Bags are accepted
  • NO plastic bags, packaging, stickers, rubber bands or twist ties
  • NO pet waste.


  • Fruits and Vegetables (remove stickers, band & ties)
  • Meat and Poultry (including bones)
  • Fish and Shellfish (including bones)
  • Dairy Products
  • Bread and Pasta
  • Rice and Grains
  • Egg shells
  • Chips and Snacks
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Leftover and Spoiled Food
  • Coffee Grounds (paper filter ok)
  • Tea bags (no staples)
  • Paper Towels and Napkins
  • Cut Flowers
  • Compostable Bags (NO plastic bags)

See the webpage from the Town of Yorktown.