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Composting in NYC, 2001

The 2001 report, Composting in New York City: A Complete Program History, summarizes DSNY’s efforts to compost the organic material in NYC’s waste stream. DSNY examined and tested two overarching strategies to recover the compostable portion of the residential and institutional waste stream: centralized composting, which involves collecting and transporting organic material to a centralized composting facility, and de-centralized composting, which occurs on site.

This report summarizes DSNY’s experiences and contains recommendations for advancing the most promising aspects of each approach.

Read the report