Lower Manhattan’s Public Composting Program Has Been Extended

06/22/2022 in
Lower Manhattan’s Public Composting Program Has Been Extended

Earlier this year, the Downtown Alliance and the NYC Department of Sanitation launched a local pilot for the first 24/7 self-service composting program — and, in just six months, the self-serve bins have diverted 25,000 pounds of organic waste from landfills. To put that into perspective,  that’s equivalent to the weight of a bus, 75 pandas or of a full-grown Tyrannosaurus Rex carrying the tongue of a Blue Whale.

Due to the program’s initial success, it’s been extended for another six months, further reducing the city’s climate footprint and ensuring those nutrients go back into the earth instead of rotting in a trash pile. 

Use the map here to find the bins, and find a guide on how to easily use it here

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