Day 53: Dropped Food Scraps Off At Community Compost

Day 53: Drop Food Scraps Off At Community Compost
This morning I dropped my food scraps off at the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s NYC Community Compost stand at the Union Square Farmers Market.

This helps to divert my food scraps from a life in the landfill and helps to create nutrient rich soil.

According to the NYC Composting Program, “The average New York City household discards two pounds of organic waste each day—adding up to more than one million tons of organic material a year.”

What was your simple green act for the day?

  • Karina
    There is a very nice kitchen utensil called vegetable peeler. Is it worth buying one. The bark comes out so thin, yet so thin, that she can halve the amount of organic waste. Not to mention the increased use of fruit / vegetable. I recommend!
  • Mike Lieberman
    I gots me one of them. Love it.
  • Tammy in TN
    I am jealous that you have community composting. So much of my waste is compostable. Our apartment is next to an empty soybean field, and I have been thinking of covertly dumping small amounts of scraps- mostly apple cores and carrot peels. But my conscience thinks it may just be littering. What do you think? I don't know who owns the land and I don't want to get into trouble, or be thought of by my neighbors as "the crazy garbage lady."
  • Mike Lieberman
    Ok Crazy Garbage Lady. Haha. SF just started a city wide composting program. Pretty sweet. I've heard of people Gorrilla Composting not sure on it's effectiveness though. Start your own composting bin in your home. I got one in my kitchen. Going to start w the worms soon.
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