Public input, volunteer sought to expand organic compost program

The Village of Williamsville is seeking a volunteer to assist in an organic recycling drop-off site that would be located at Village Hall, 5565 Main St.

The site would be open for one hour per week to allow residents a specific time to drop off organic recyclables, which would include vegetable and food scraps, coffee grounds and tea bags, cut and/or dried flowers or plant materials and nut and egg shells.

Village officials are also asking for the community’s input on the best day and time that the Village Hall drop-off site should be open.

If you are interested in volunteering to manage the drop-off site, or have suggestions for when the recycling site should be open, email Trustee Al Yates at or call 716-256-1225.

The village will continue its partnership with the Town of Amherst’s Office of Refuse Control to again have an organic recycling station present during the Williamsville Farmers Market, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from late May through October.

Items that may not be recycled as part of the program include: meat, chicken, fish, dairy, oil-based foods, animal waste, litter, bedding, coconuts and coconut oil, coal, charcoal, diseased houseplants, and plastic bags. Compostable bags are also not accepted.