NYCWasteLess: NYC Compost Project

The NYC Compost Project was created by the NYC Department of Sanitation in 1993 to provide compost education and outreach to NYC residents.

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Compost Food Scraps at Greenmarket | GrowNYC

Make landscape, not landfill! Shoppers at select Greenmarkets can drop off fruit and vegetable scraps to be transformed into compost.

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Composting at Home – NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Many links to state composting and recycling programs, with downloadable information sheets.

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BIG!Compost | Build It Green! NYC

BIG!Compost, a program of Build It Green!NYC, is a community-scale composting network, that works to increase capacity for, acceptance of, and participation in composting.

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Austin Resource Recovery

The website for this Texas city showcases a wide range of services designed to transform waste into resources while keeping their community clean. Their goal is to reach Zero Waste by 2040, which means reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills by 90 percent.

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U.S. Composting Council

Their section for downloadable fact sheets and free reports is here.  They have also just launched their Million Tomato Compost Campaign at buy-compost.com,

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The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, the NPR station in New York – What Goes Around: NYC Recycles Series

Ron Gonen, New York City’s first-ever deputy commissioner of sanitation, recycling and sustainability, was a weekly guest in April 2012 to talk about recycling in NYC.  The podcasts can be heard over your internet connection.  You do not need special software to listen to the recorded radio shows – they will stream directly from the player embedded in the WNYC web page, provided your computer has speakers (and most do).

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