The Department of Sanitation has revealed that the citywide curbside composting program will begin next week. The program will start in Queens on Monday, with plans to roll it out to Brooklyn in the fall.
The curbside composting program is an extension of the Department of Sanitation’s existing composting initiative, which encourages residents to drop off their food scraps and yard waste at composting sites located throughout the city. The new curbside program will make it even easier for residents to participate, as they will be able to leave their compostable materials out for collection alongside their regular trash and recycling.
The Department of Sanitation hopes that the new curbside program will help to further reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills, as well as improve soil health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Residents who are interested in participating in the curbside composting program can find more information on the Department of Sanitation’s website. The website includes guidelines for what can and cannot be composted, as well as information on the collection schedule for each borough.
Our citywide curbside composting rollout begins next week!
We're bringing the popular program back to Queens this coming MONDAY, followed by Brooklyn in the fall.
See the full rollout plan here: https://t.co/XhtlLlelym pic.twitter.com/bfn5XFQpmH
— City of New York (@nycgov) March 21, 2023