Fresh, unexpired food can usually be donated. An internet search such as “donate food York PA” will show organizations that accept food for donation. 

Many unusable foods and food scraps can be recycled through composting. An internet search of “composting” will provide information regarding what foods can be composted and different composting methods. 

Food can also be disposed of in the regular trash, except animal carcasses from butchering and hunting which require special handling (click here for more information).