Composting Expands

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New York City estimates 30% of its waste stream could be diverted for composting. Pilot curbside pick-up areas are set to expand in April and will include more of Park Slope, as well as parts of Gowanus, Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge in Brooklyn and Glendale and parts of Middle Village and Maspeth in Queens. Ron Gonen, DSNY's deputy commissioner of sanitation, recycling and sustainability, answers questions about the current drop-off and curbside programs, what can and can't be included, how to prevent odors and attracting the attention of rats, and where all the resulting compost gets used.