New York City's Food Recycling Program is Expanding

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thirty-five thousand more households will be included in this latest expansion. 



Rotten Luck: NYC's Pilot Compost Program in Trouble, with Shutdown of Delaware Processor

Monday, December 01, 2014

Most of the waste collected under New York City's pilot composting program is now going to landfills, due to the shutdown of a Delaware facility.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Composting Questions, Answered

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Where there'll be curb-side pickup, what can and can't be included, and how to fend off rats.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Explaining NYC's Composting Plan

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Bloomberg administration is considering expanding its voluntary food-scrap recycling plan -- and possibly making composting mandatory in the same way plastic recycling currently is. Cas Holloway, New York City deputy mayor for operations, and Ron Gonen, New York City's deputy commissioner of sanitation, recycling, and sustainability, discuss composting in the city and answer your basic questions.

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Explainer: The Mayor's Proposed Food Scrap Recycling Initiative

Monday, June 17, 2013

New York may be joining cities like Toronto, San Francisco and Seattle in implementing a citywide composting initiative meant to cut down on waste. Unclear on the details? Worried about what it means for you? WNYC's Amy Eddings spoke with Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway.

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Composting In City Schools Catches On

Monday, July 02, 2012


A handful of public schools have been so successful in slashing the amount of cafeteria garbage they created through composting that the program is being expanded by the Bloomberg administration.

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