Food Scraps Recycling Drop-off at the West Community Market Begins on July 20, 2024


Food scraps recycling drop-off begins at the West Community Market on Saturday, July 20, 2024.

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

This is the third farmers market drop-off location residents can choose from when dropping off food scraps for composting. 

West Community Market Details

The market is located within the Research Park area not too far from the intersection of Mineral Point Rd and S. Whitney Way.  The actual address of the market is 505 S. Rosa Rd. 

Food scraps drop-off will be available from 7:00am until 12:30pm.

The appropriate scraps will be accepted every Saturday starting on July 20, 2024, and ending on October 5, 2024.

Food scraps accepted 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, bones, compostable plastics, paper products, grease, fats, oils, dairy products (including cheese), baked goods, or pastas.

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.

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

A worker wearing bright yellow-green jacket dumping a tote full of vegetables, fruits, and egg shells at a composting site.  In the background, a rainbow is visible.
Image credit: Jeanne Welch - Sustain Dane

One of the Sustain Dane interns that staffs the food scraps drop-off tent dumps out acceptable food scraps at the Neighborhood Food Solutions farm in Fitchburg for composting. 

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