New Yorkers, are you ready for your brown plastic bin for the city’s curbside-pickup composting program? Well, not all of you; the city is expanding its composting test project to 70,000 new homes in Queens and Brooklyn. It’s already in Brooklyn’s Windsor Terrace neighborhood and Staten Island’s Westerleigh.
Today’s New York Times has a story on the program, which the city hopes can divert much of the 3.2 million tons of food waste that costs $300 million to ship to landfills. That would be a tidy savings. And unlike most cmopost, which is used to boost the quality of soil, this compost would be used to produce methane gas that would be burned for energy.
– Len Maniace