The average New York City household discards two pounds of organic waste each day—adding up to more than one million tons of organic material a year. Composting these potential resource can help to improve the condition of parks, gardens, and blocks…even windowboxes and houseplants.
That’s why the NYC Department of Sanitation set up programs to recycle organic material through composting and is the goal of the G.COMPOST team.
New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) provides a telephone helpline, a variety of compost-related workshops and classes for residents, teachers, school groups, groundskeepers, landscapers, and other interested parties. DSNY also offers compost bins at discount to NYC residents.