Red Hook Composts


The Town of Red Hook is excited to offer a new composting service at the Recycling Center. Residents may bring their household compost to the Recycling Center at no cost beginning April 30, 2022.

Green hook holding bucket of food scraps that reads "Red Hook Composts"

What is accepted?

  • Food scraps
  • Fruit and vegetable peels
  • Bones
  • Coffee filters

NOT ACCEPTED: Plastic, utensils, foil, paper/cardboard

Why Compost?

  • Reduce landfill waste by 30%
  • Reduce methane emissions
  • Create healthy soils
  • Grow healthy plants
  • Save water
  • Reduce use of chemical fertilizers

Learn more here!

Can I line my compost bucket?

Yes, you may add a brown paper bag as a liner, but please no plastic or green compostable bags. Alternatively, you can leave it liner-free and rinse & dry between uses!