City Composting Program Coming to a Greenmarket Near You

02/07/2011 10:44 AM |


Boy, do we love to encourage New Yorkers to compost. With an estimated 17 percent of the city’s waste stream comprised of compstables, it’s near-criminal that we don’t have more options for doing good with our rottables, or doing great, like San Francisco’s citywide program.

But things are looking up for those of us long resigned to schlepping our scraps to Union Square on the L train (sorry for the smell, fellow commuters!) or biking them to Fort Greene or Sunnyside.

Starting March 5th, GrowNYC has announced a new pilot program will take effect, and expand compost collection to three more Brooklyn greenmarkets (McCarren Park, Grand Army Plaza, and Brooklyn Borough Hall), and three more Manhattan ones (Abingdon Square, Inwood, and Tribeca) too.

Find out what and how to compost here, and get the complete list of sites and hours here ( And get on it- biodegradeable waste releases loads of greenhouse-trapping gases.