New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Julia Marsh

New York Post De Blasio suggests mandatory composting, offers few details by Julia Marsh

De Blasio suggests mandatory composting, offers few details

Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed mandatory composting during his Earth Day announcement, but in September, he temporarily shelved expansion of a pilot project to recycle food scraps due to low use.

The project more than doubled curbside composting collection from 13,000 tons in fiscal year 2017 to 31,000 tons in 2018, according to the Department of Sanitation. But the city generates 14 million tons of garbage a year, about one-third of which is food waste, so the increase in composting made only a tiny dent in landfill reduction.

New York Post De Blasio's legal department pressured to file cases online by Julia Marsh

De Blasio's legal department pressured to file cases online

Manhattan Democrat Ben Kallos wrote to the city’s Law Department on Monday after reading an exclusive story in The Post about how the agency paid InSync Litigation Services $1.2 million over the past five years to deliver legal papers by hand when it could have filed them online for free.