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Offline Sabina

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Brown Bin: Food Scraps + Yard Waste
« on: February 04, 2018, 06:31:40 PM »
I've been seeing NYC's ZeroWaste flyers recently at the greenmarket. I see these most popularly among small residential homes, but am wondering if any larger apartment buildings in the neighborhood have enrolled. I think it would be exciting for obvious reasons, but also understand that this is a concerted effort, and it would also be prudent for the super to buy in. Thoughts?

Some additional info while peddling around: http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/zerowaste/residents/food-scraps-and-yard-waste.shtml

Impressions in Brooklyn: https://www.ediblebrooklyn.com/2017/what-to-do-if-your-building-doesnt-have-a-brown-composting-container-from-the-department-of-sanitation/

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Re: Brown Bin: Food Scraps + Yard Waste
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 04:06:50 PM »
 If people in apt buildings truly take the time to understand how this will be done, they would most likely sign up. Not only
does it make an asset (compost for NYC )out of a liability (wet food garbage with methane emissions) but it makes your
total garbage collection much smaller and cleaner. You use less bags as dry garbage doesn't need changing as much. It's all
great once you implement the system. Noting that buildings in the Gramercy Park area are using them now which is great
to see.
 Plus NYC has been able to sell some of its compost in Staten Island which is where we used to dump everything till it got
out of control. A check back to NYC for food garbage turned compost!

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Re: Brown Bin: Food Scraps + Yard Waste
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 04:06:50 PM »