Green Policy Task Force - Highlights
Food Scrap Recycling
The Village of Irvington is now participating in the Greenburgh Food Scrap Recycling program.
For your convenience, the Irvington Green Policy Task Force is collecting food scraps right here in Irvington at the Farmers Market at Main Street School!
For further details, please see the Food Scrap Recycling page.
Leaf Blower Education
GPTF is working along side Irvington residents and the Irvington Activist's Group to provide much needed health and environmental education to all of our village residents. Please see these pages on use guidelines, restrictions, and schedule of legal Spring and fall use periods.
Pickup of Loose Leaves
Loose leaf piles will no longer be collected in the fall. Instead, leaves can be:
- mulch mowed
- bagged in yard waste bags or placed by the curb in open containers
- carted away
Love 'Em and Leave 'Em
You probably came here based upon seeing a link on a bookmark, How To card, or yard sign concerning the Love 'Em and Leave 'Em initiative, right?? Good! This is the right place.
The LELE initiative is growing - we've expanded beyond our local roots in Irvington!
Since 2013, Greenburgh Nature Center and Westchester County Waste Management Department has supported a county-wide program promoting on-site leaf/grass mulching has included “how to” trainings in various municipalities, on-site landscaper consultations, and an informative website with a social media outreach component, video demos, and an updated public domain resource “toolkit.”
The village of Irvington strongly encourages its residents and landscapers who work in the village to adopt LELE practices on their property. Watch this 30 second PSA for a quick overview.
Be Water Wise
Continued access to affordable clean water is becoming an important issue throughout our region. Read about the village's initiative to educate homeowners and businesses about being 'Water Wise'. (Includes tips on how to reduce your irrigation costs during the summer.)
GPTF Mission - updated July 24, 2017
In response to remands by the Board of Trustees and Village administration, the Green Policy Task Force (“GPTF”) shall advise the Village and put into practice educational initiatives related to sustainability goals and shall provide regular and timely analysis and reports to the Board of Trustees on GPTF activities. Initial GPTF priorities include: securing Village certification as a Climate Smart Community (as well as reviewing other
potentially useful certifications). Additionally, the GPTF will focus on the priorities outlined in the Village’s Environmental Action Plan, particularly conducting energy/carbon baseline analysis and developing recommendations for energy/carbon reduction targets for municipal buildings, activities, and vehicular assets. The GPTF shall also play a lead role in community engagement and education, particularly continued LELE (leaf management), leaf blower regulations, home composting education, and stormwater / stream management education.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with our initiatives. If you are interested, please email us!
Current working group membership:
- MJ Wilson, Acting Chair
- membership list to be updated
- Mark Gilliland (Village Board liaison)