CompostED will be a small-scale food scrap composting demonstration and education facility, capable of composting up to two tons of compost each week. The facility, to be located next to the H-MRF, will provide educational opportunities for County residents, students, and municipal officials on the environmental benefits of composting, the process of composting, and explore the ability of local municipalities to incorporate food scraps into existing organic yard waste composting sites.

Approximately 133 billion tons of food are wasted every year in America. Most of the food ends up in landfills, where it decomposes and produces methane, a greenhouse gas 33 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Through simple backyard composting, Westchester County residents can help curb carbon emissions and support sustainable agriculture.