On Thursday, April 18, 2024 there will be no court clerk office hours, but court will be in session beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

Food Waste Diversion


Welcome to Food Waste Diversion


Did you know we collect food waste for composting at our Transfer Station? There is no cost to residents for this program.

For more information call (585) 394-3300 or email

What foods/organics can you recycle at the Transfer Station? (Printable Flyer)

  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Dairy Products
  • Meat, poultry, and seafood products
  • Egg shells, bones, and shellfish
  • Pasta, rice, and other grain products
  • Cereal, bread, and baked goods
  • Coffee grounds, filters, and tea bags
  • Used cooking oil and bacon grease (small quantities only)
  • Pizza boxes, paper towels, napkins, and shredded paper (these items should never go in your blue bin)
  • Leaves and grass clippings
  • Approved compostable materials only, must be labeled ASTM D6400

Please be sure not to contaminate the contents with:

  • Plastic of any kind, including: plastic bags, wrappers, or straws
  • Styrofoam
  • Bottles or cans
  • Milk or dairy cartons
  • Aluminum foil or metal
  • Wood or saw dust
  • Hazardous waste



Have food that can be donated? Check out Ontario County Food Pantries link for donation locations.


Interested in backyard composting? Visit this link.




Wednesday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Facility Address:
5440 Route 5 & 20 West
Canandaigua, NY 14424


Contact us at 585-394-3300 or email

Please note: Town residents may drop off food waste during transfer facility hours only. You must have your residency tag on your vehicle for these services.


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