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Residential Food Scrap Recycling

Empire Zero offers food scrap collection for your home, apartment, or office within our service zones in the Greater Capital Region. We bring your food scraps to local facilities to be turned into compost, a beneficial soil amendment. Composting with Empire Zero is easy, clean, fun and every bucket offsets the carbon produced in using a gallon of gas!

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4 Week Cost

1 Bucket - $25

2 Buckets - $40

One-Time $12 Set-Up Fee 



How does it work?

We provide you with a five-gallon bucket, a screw on lid, and a liner. After filling the bucket with your food scraps, you tie the liner, and place the buckets curbside the night before. We collect the the bucket and replace the liner every week!

Still have questions? Email or visit our new FAQ page here!

How do I pay?

Our system features our easy prepay option for a month of service!

Setting up your Empire Zero account during sign up enables you to keep track of your balance, check current program status, and more!

We accept all major credit cards, personal checks, and PayPal. If you are an existing member and want to make a payment on your account, please click here.

Please send an email to if you are having payment issues.