Friday, March 28, 2008

Composting in New York City

You tube video of Trashin' the Big Apple

Ever wonder what happens to the food scraps and leftover waste from eating your meals at home or dining out at restaurants? If so, and you are interested in learning more about Urban Composting, the Green Edge Collaborative March Supper Club is hosting:
Compost in My Apartment? Really?

WHEN: Sunday, March 30th. 5-8pm.

WHERE: reBar: 147 Front Street, DUMBO

WHAT: Daniel Tainow, Compost Educator, from the Queens Botanical Garden to discuss how we can compost in our urban homes! The average New York City household throws away two pounds of organic waste each day. This adds up to over one million tons of organic waste per year, most of which is transported to landfills. The transportation of waste is very expensive and causes pollution. When organic waste is buried in landfills, it is cut off from oxygen and decomposers. By throwing away compostable materials we not only use up precious landfill space, we also discard a valuable resource that can help to grow beautiful gardens, lawns, and houseplants.
Here's is an earlier post that includes a Roosevelt Island resident's description of the benefits of composting and a wonderful worm recipe for urban apartment composting. Yum Yum.