Healthy residents need a healthy community and surrounding environment. The Delaware Public Health District is committed to the environmental health of Delaware County, and hosts a variety of activities that encourage litter prevention and overall care of the environment.
Whether it’s sweeping the local waterways of Delaware County for trash by boat, coordinating roadway clean-up or educating students on proper ways to recycle, litter prevention is a priority of the Delaware Public Health District.
Residential Composting Program
Click here to read news release introducing this program
Why Compost Food Scraps?
- Provides an essential recycling service for our community.
- Has a positive impact on the environment.
- Reduces the amount of material sent to landfills.
- Creates a beneficial product that provides essential nutrients to the soil.
Prevent Wasted Food from Being Landfilled:
How Does the Residential Composting Program Work?
Pick up a bucket (one per household) from Price Farms Organics, Ltd. or City of Delaware Public Works office. Fill it with food scraps. When full, take your bucket to be emptied only at Price Farms Organics, Ltd.
- What? All foods (raw, cooked, scraps), meat, bones, oil, coffee grounds, dairy, paper towels and napkins can be placed in the bucket.
- Who? Open to all City of Delaware and Delaware County residents.
- Where? When full, take your bucket to be emptied at Price Farms Organics, Ltd. Price Farms staff will direct you where to drop off your food scraps.
- Cost? Free!
Price Farms Organics, Ltd.
4838 Warrensburg Rd.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Delaware Public Works
440 E. William St.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm