GrowNYC’s Upper East Side Compost-On-The-Go Site Joined by Council Member Ben Kallos

07/20/2017

GrowNYC’s Upper East Side Compost-On-The-Go Site Joined by Council Member Ben Kallos 

Upper East Side- NY Compost On–the-Go, is a new program from GrowNYC’s zero waste initiatives funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation. Compost On–the-Go increases access to food waste composting for New Yorkers in the Bronx and Northern Manhattan.  Conveniently located near transit, drop-off sites are staffed by friendly compost coordinators ready to accept fruit and vegetable scraps as residents head out to start the day. In support of this environmentally savvy program Council Member Ben Kallos  joined a team of GrowNYC volunteers and employees at the 96th Street & Lexington Ave (6 Train) station on Thursday July 20th at 10am. Residents who wish to participate in composting are encouraged to drop off acceptable items every Wednesday from 7:15 am to 10:30am.  DSNY will transport collected scraps to a regional facility to be transformed into compost. 

Why Compost?

Food comprises about 17% of NYC’s waste stream. When this material is sent to a landfill it can create hazardous greenhouse gas emissions. However, when the material is composted, food scraps and other organic waste becomes a useful product that adds nutrients and improves the quality of soil for street trees, gardens a more.

 

 

The complete list Manhattan of Compost On –The- Go sites:

 

96th St 

96th St & Lexington Ave (map)

6 train

Wednesdays, 7:15am-10:30am

 

116th St 

116th St & Lexington Ave (map)

6 train

Wednesdays, 7:30am-10:30am

 

137th St - City College

137th St & Broadway (map)

1 train

Wednesdays, 7:15am-11am

 

145th St

145th St & Edgecombe (map)

A/B/C/D trains

Wednesdays, 6:30am-10am

 

157th St 

157th St & Broadway (map)

1 train

Wednesdays, 7am-11am

 

181st St

Ft. Washington Ave b/t 183rd & 185th Sts (map)

A train

Wednesdays, 6:45am-11:15am

 

Cathedral Parkway (110th St)

110th St & Central Park West (map)

B/C trains

Wednesdays, 6:45am-10:15am

 

Central Park North (110th St)

110th St, St. Nicholas & Lenox Aves (map)

2/3 trains

Wednesdays, 7am-10:15am

 

Dyckman St 

Dyckman St & Broadway (map)

A train

Wednesdays, 6:30am-11:30am

 

For more information visit grownyc.org/compost or call GrowNYC at 212-788-7964.