With community bins and organic waste collection, composting expands to NYC school system
Mayor Eric Adams has suspended the expansion of residential composting programs.
Apr 28, 4:37 PM
Adams scraps expansion of organics recycling, despite campaign promise
The mayor said he would expand collection of food and yard scraps when he was running. Now he's cutting the city's collection program.
Feb 17, 3:09 PM
New “Smart Bins” Show City’s Slow Progress On Composting Goals
The pilot program has sparked confusion from some New Yorkers and earned mixed reviews from sustainability experts.
Dec 27, 2021 6:01 AM
New York City Is Reviving Curbside Composting. Critics Say It’s A Step Back
Buildings must opt-in to the program, and anyone who didn’t have curbside pickup before the pandemic still won’t.
Apr 23, 2021 5:19 PM
NYC’s Ambitious Composting Initiative Has Decomposed
By 2017, the program was serving 300,000 households, 722 schools, agencies and institutions, and 80 drop-off points. In 2019, the city collected 50,000 tons of compostables from curbside service alone. What happened?
Jan 12, 2021 3:21 PM
New City Council Bills Would Bring Back Composting Drop-Off Sites
"The whole point here is to get the city better prepared, better organized around organic recycling and make sure that every community has access to it."
May 17, 2020 10:46 AM
De Blasio's Zero Waste Plan Languishes With Composting Expansion On Hold, Critics Say
'It's been a low priority for City Hall... You can't under-fund and under-nourish the organics program and call your city a believer in sustainability. It just doesn't make sense.'
Updated: Jun 25, 2019 1:12 PM
NYC Pauses Expansion Of Ambitious Residential Composting Program
Only about 3 percent of the organics waste produced by residents in the program is getting recycled.
Updated: Jun 19, 2018 8:11 PM
Photos: Where Staten Island's Compost & Trash Gets Transformed
800 and 900 tons of trash is processed every 24 hours.
Updated: Mar 27, 2017 4:42 PM
NYC Expands Composting Program To More Neighborhoods In Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens
Neighborhoods getting composting include Williamsburg, Woodside, Long Island City and Fieldston.
Updated: Mar 24, 2017 12:43 PM
You Have Compost, Now What?
The true test of your commitment to fighting the drumbeat of global warming is how amenable we are to adjusting to small but meaningful changes in our everyday lives.
Updated: Oct 8, 2015 4:45 PM
Greenpoint Residents Say Composting Is Stinking Up The Neighborhood
"It smells like dirty diapers and vomit all up and down the block, and the smell lingers for days," one resident said.
Updated: Jul 18, 2015 2:41 PM
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