Organics suitable for source-separated composting make up almost 30% of NYC's residential and institutional waste stream. This includes food scraps, compostable paper (tissues, napkins, soiled paper, paper plates, etc.), and other materials suitable for industrial-scale composting.
By collecting this material for under the food waste collection program for NYC schools and institutions, NYC can reduce the amount of materials sent to landfill and incinerators, reducing expensive export costs and greenhouse gas emissions, all while generating a valuable material that can be used as fertilizer in NYC parks and gardens.
BWPRR is working with the NYC DOE and other city agencies to collect food and cafeteria waste for composting. Visit the pages below for program-specific information.
public school compost programALSO SEE:
institutional compost program
other local organics recovery programs
composting pilot projects & studies