Compost and Food Scrap Drop Off Tabling Event
This event will take place in person at the Morningside Heights Library. The tabling will be held outside at the front of the Morningside Heights Library building.
The GrowNYC Compost program promotes more sustainable options for getting rid of your trash. The program teaches people of any age how to compost and live more sustainably. The Compost Program focuses on collecting residential food scraps at pop-up drop-off sites and hauling these collections to local partners processing organic waste into compost or energy. They are fully funded by the Department of Sanitation.
The food scrap drop-off sites are staffed during collection hours (typically 1 day per week, 4-5 hours). The staff manages collections, educate the public on the importance of composting and answers general questions about waste management in NYC.
Established in 2011, the GrowNYC Compost Program strives to make composting second-nature for all New Yorkers by operating residential Food Scrap Drop-off sites and partnering with community composting facilities to make compost locally. Part of a larger network of over 200 Food Scrap Drop-off sites in NYC, the GrowNYC Compost Program currently operates 50 food scrap drop-off sites serving 7 thousand regular weekly participants, diverting over 25 tons of food scraps from landfills each week. More info at grownyc.org/compost.