Food Scraps Recycling Drop-off Returns to South Madison Farmers’ Market on May 21, 2024
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~ The South Madison Farmers' Market is bringing back their food scraps recycling drop-off program, starting on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. This initiative allows individuals to drop off certain allowable food scraps at a designated booth for free.

This is the second farmers market location to offer this service, with a third location to be announced at a later date. The market is located at the corner of South Park Street and West Wingra Drive, with the specific address being 1602 South Park St. The drop-off will be available every Tuesday from 2:00pm until 6:00pm.

Starting on May 21, 2024 and ending on October 29, 2024, individuals can bring in appropriate food scraps to be accepted at the market drop-off site. These acceptable scraps include coffee grounds, egg shells, raw fruits and vegetables, and other similar materials that would also be suitable for a backyard compost bin.

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However, there are certain items that cannot be accepted in this program such as meat products, bones, compostable plastics, paper products, grease, or dairy products (including cheese). For more information on what can and cannot be accepted at the food scraps drop-off site, individuals can visit the Streets Division's Food Scraps website.

Sustain Dane staff will also be present at the food scraps drop-off tent to provide guidance on acceptable materials. For more information about food waste prevention, food donation, and food scraps recycling in general, individuals can visit

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