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.
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 & Lexington Ave (map)
116th St & Lexington Ave (map)
137th St - City College
137th St & Broadway (map)
145th St & Edgecombe (map)
157th St & Broadway (map)
Ft. Washington Ave b/t 183rd & 185th Sts (map)
Cathedral Parkway (110th St)
110th St & Central Park West (map)
Central Park North (110th St)
110th St, St. Nicholas & Lenox Aves (map)
Dyckman St & Broadway (map)
For more information visit grownyc.org/compost or call GrowNYC at 212-788-7964.