Morningside Gardens on NPR

Ron Gronen, New York City’s Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation for Recycling and Sustainability, was a guest on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, just before noon to talk about our city’s expanding plans for recycling. Among other topics, he mentioned our participation in their pilot program, saying;

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“Morningside Gardens has been a shining star for us for multiple reasons. One is … their participation has been exceptional not just in the organics program but also in our textile program, our electronic waste program and traditional recyclables. The other thing we’re really pleased about Morningside Gardens is that sometimes when you roll out progressive environmental programs you get a … little bit of pushback that ‘oh this is only going to work in affulent neighborhoods’ and it’s been really positive to see how much interest there’s been in Morningside Heights and how well Morningside Gardens has performed. They’ve actually been one of our best buildings.”

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In case you missed it, the fifteen-minute segment is available for listening as an audio stream here. We are mentioned at the 8 minute 39 second mark.

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The companion article at WNYC’s website can be viewed here.

Let The Composting Begin!

In an effort to reduce its ecological footprint, Morningside Gardens began recycling food scraps and other compostable materials on June 24, 2013.   We are part of the  New York City Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY) Food Waste Collection Program for Schools and Institutions, a pilot program that began in the fall of 2012 with about 60 schools and institutions participating.  In addition to collecting food waste from public schools, DSNY is collecting from a number of local private schools, agency institutions, and residential

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Bloomberg Visits Morningside Gardens

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Left to right: Marcel Van Ooyen, Executive Director, GrowNYC; John Doherty, Commissioner of the Department of Sanitation; Mayor Bloomberg; Claudia Strauss, Grey Group PR; Cas Holloway, Deputy Mayor for Operations;Russell Jermaine, General Manager, MHHC; Larry D’Addona, MHHC Board of Directors.

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