Consider not using plastic bags in your small wastebaskets. Using a large plastic bag for your garbage can hold significantly more garbage than plastic shopping bags. Also, some manufacturers offer garbage bags that claim a minimum 60% recycled content. You can also significantly reduce your overall trash and thus your need for plastic garbage bags by composting. Rye Brook has a Food Scrap Recycling Program that’s free for residents to use. Food scraps of all types can be collected and drop off in the rear parking lot of Village Hall. For more information about the program, call (914) 939-0077.