Food Scraps Recycling Drop-off Returns to South Madison Farmers’ Market on May 21, 2024


Food scraps recycling drop-off returns to the South Madison Farmers' Market starting on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

Individuals may drop-off certain allowable food scraps to a designated drop-off booth for free.

This is the second of three farmers market drop-off locations that has been announced so far this year.  The third market will be announced at a later date.

South Madison Farmers’ Market Details

The market is located at the corner of South Park Street and West Wingra Drive.  The actual address is 1602 South Park St.

Food scraps drop-off will be available from 2:00pm until 6:00pm on Tuesday evenings.

The appropriate scraps will be accepted every Tuesday starting on May 21, 2024 and ending on October 29, 2024.

What food scraps will be accepted at the market drop-off site?

The food scraps acceptable in this program are the same materials that would be suitable for a backyard compost bin.

Coffee grounds, egg shells, raw fruits and vegetables, and other similar scraps are allowed.

The program cannot accept meat products, bones, compostable plastics, paper products, grease, or dairy products (including cheese).

Additional details about what can, and cannot, be accepted at the food scraps drop-off site can be found on the Streets Division’s Food Scraps website.

Sustain Dane staff at the food scraps drop-off tent will also be able to provide guidance about what material they can accept.

More Information

Additional information about food waste prevention, food donation, and food scraps recycling can be found at

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