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GrowNYC Collects Its 1,000,000th Pound of Compost

Posted By Lori Zimmer On January 7, 2013 @ 8:46 am In Brooklyn,Recycling and Composting | No Comments

grownyc, department of sanitation, Carroll Gardens Green Market, One Million Pounds Collected, Crazy for Compost [1]

This past Sunday at the Carroll Gardens Greenmarket, GrowNYC [2] and the Department of Sanitation of New York celebrated their collection of 1,000,000 pounds of compost! Each week, over 2,000 New Yorkers bring their food scraps to their local green markets where it is diverted into large composting bins [3], and the millionth pound was accepted this weekend. Over 21 Greenmarkets in the boroughs participate in compost collection [4], making it easy for New Yorkers to reduce their waste, so 2013 is a great time to join in if you haven’t already.

Congratulations, New Yorkers!

+ GrowNYC [2]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/grownyc-collects-its-1000000th-pound-of-compost/food-scraps/

[2] GrowNYC: http://www.grownyc.org/

[3] large composting bins: http://inhabitat.com/food-industry-wages-war-against-food-waste/

[4] compost collection: http://www.grownyc.org/compost

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