Not sure what to do with all of your leftover food after the Super Bowl? The city now provides free recycling bins for curbside collection so you can compost any leftover food scraps you have! They can also provide bins to large apartment buildings, non-profits, religious institutions, and city agencies through the Enrollment Program. Even the US Bank stadium where the 2018 Super Bowl was held is composting their food scraps!
The bins are a part of the city’s effort to achieve 0 x 30. Which means they want to send zero waste to landfills by the year 2030!
When we send things to a landfill, especially the 30% of organic material that we throw away, it can have lasting effects. When organic materials sit in a landfill they produce methane gas which is harmful to the environment. It is very costly to ship things to a landfill as well. Some of our garbage goes as far as South Carolina! The city is encouraging residents to use the new Organics Curbside Collection bins in an effort to reduce shipping costs and to help minimize damage to the environment.
The Organics Outreach team had a great week. We reached out to potential partners for upcoming bin distributions this Spring. We also delivered bins to enrollment areas. If you have more questions about the new Brown bins you can always come talk to us at one of our tabling locations this week. We also give out recycling stickers and other goodies!
This Thursday, 2/8 you can find us at the following locations from 10am-4pm:
- Pioneer Supermarket of Morris Park 775 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10462, USA
- CVS- 411 Ditmas Ave, Kensington, Brooklyn, NY 11218
- Cherry Hill Market – 2284 86th St #1, Brooklyn, NY 11214
To learn more about the bin go to nyc.gov/organics
Please contact us if you are interested in having a Brown Bin Workshop set up in your neighborhood!
Contact Outreach Program Coordinator, Elizabeth Arce, at firstname.lastname@example.org