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Community Composting Rocks NYC!

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6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum
Panel 1: New York City Rocks Community Composting!
Marguerite Manela
NYC Dept. of Sanitation

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Community Composting Rocks NYC!

  1. 1. Community Composting Rocks NYC! 6th Annual ILSR Cultivating Community Composting Forum Marguerite Manela, Senior Manager Community Composting & Compost Distribution NYC Department of Sanitation May 13, 2019
  2. 2. 2 New York City Department of Sanitation The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is the world’s largest sanitation department. DSNY collects more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage and 1,760 tons of the recyclables – each day. While efficiently managing solid waste and clearing litter or snow from 6,300 miles of streets, the Department is also committing to sending zero waste to landfills.
  3. 3. 3 Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability The Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability leads initiatives to reduce waste – and keep recyclables from reaching landfills. This team’s focus is driving New York City to send zero waste to landfills. Recycle (metal, glass, plastic, paper) nyc.gov/recycle Food Scraps and Yard Waste nyc.gov/organics nyc.gov/compostproject nyc.gov/getcompost Electronics nyc.gov/electronics Clothing & Textiles nyc.gov/textiles Harmful Products nyc.gov/safedisposal Donations nyc.gov/donate (new food waste donation portal for businesses and non-profits as of March 2019!) Schools nyc.gov/zerowasteschools Businesses nyc.gov/zerowastebusinesses Decals and Information nyc.gov/recycling-materials (click on references to decals/signage) Everything Else on.nyc.gov/how-to-get-rid-of
  4. 4. 4 2017 Waste Characterization Study Food scraps, food‐soiled paper and yard waste comprise a third of the trash New Yorkers throw away.
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