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NYC Mayor Announces The Nation's Largest Compost Collection Program

Abdul Ghani

Mayor Eric Adams of New York City and Commissioner Jessica Tisch of the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) today unveiled a plan for implementing the biggest composting program in the country, a long-overdue victory for sustainability and hygienic practices.
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Mayor Adams outlined the program's features in his State of the City address last week, and over the next 20 months, he plans to make weekly biodegradable waste pickup an automatic, guaranteed, free service that is available to every home in all five boroughs throughout the year.

Although there have been curbside composting initiatives in New York City for the past ten years, none have ever covered more than about 40% of the city.

Clear And Precise Strategies

It will be the first time that a precise strategy has been made to collect food scraps, yard debris, and paper items that have been contaminated with food on a weekly basis for the entire city. Additionally, it is the first program made to be used by all New Yorkers on a "mass market" basis.

The Adams administration created a successful, affordable curbside composting pilot program that will start on October 3, 2022, in Queens.

In Queens, this program, which was intended to be the most straightforward and effective curbside composting program ever, exceeded expectations by diverting three times as much waste at less than a third of the average district cost as compared to previous initiatives. Now the entire city will implement this model.

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