NYC Compost Project Drop-Off Location: W. 97th Street Greenmarket on Fridays
Waste Less. Live Better. That'ts the zero waste mantra.
So how many trips do you make to your garbage room a week? If you are parenting a kid or two, maybe I should ask how many times a day! Urban composting is a win-win. Good for you and good for the environment. And it's getting easier and easier with a drop-off point right at the Friday greenmarket on W. 97th Street.
So what can you bring?
YES to fruit and vegetable scraps, non-greasy food scraps (rice, pasta, bread, cereal, etc.), coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, egg shells, nut shells, pits, cut or dried flowers, houseplants, and potting soil.
NO to meat, fish, bones, greasy food scraps, fat, oil, dairy, animal waste (including litter and bedding), coal or charcoal, coconuts, diseased and/or insect-infested plants/soil, and biodegradable/compostable plastics.
But, you ask, how to store the scraps between greenmarkets? To reduce odor and prevent pests, the city suggests you store your food scraps in a paper bag or reusable container in your freezer or refrigerator. And then head out to the market between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Fridays.
Also, know that this Monday, March 28th, at 7 p.m. at the 20th Precinct Station house (120 W. 82nd St.), Jacquelyn Ottman, a zero waste advocate, will be the guest speaker.
For more information, visit: nyc.gov/compostproject
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