Friday, February 5, 2016

Roosevelt Island Big Reuse Food Scrap Composting Drop Off Every Saturday At Farmers Market - After 10 Weeks, More Than 2 Thousand Pounds Of Waste Collected And Diverted From Landfill

Roosevelt Island Garden Club Secretary Julia Ferguson reports on the Roosevelt Island Saturday Farmers Market Big Reuse Food Scrap Drop Off initiative that began last November 28. According to Ms. Ferguson:
SATURDAY - 9:30 to 3:30PM Food Scrap Drop Off next to Wengerd Farmer's Market.

In 10 Saturdays, the Roosevelt Island food scrap drop off has welcomed 576 drop-offs and collected 2,874 pounds of organics. Well over a U.S. ton of waste diverted from landfill. Keep spreading the word.

Food scraps will be composted into healthy soil and available for community projects.

It is simple, every Saturday from 9:30 to 3:30 residents can drop food scraps like vegetables, fruit, bread, rice, egg shells, coffee grinds, paper tea bags, flowers and plant leaves beyond their prime. No meat, oil or dairy please. Store in the freezer or frig and drop every Saturday. Paper bags can go in, not plastic bags, you can reuse those.

The NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse will be using our kitchen scraps to rebuild our soil neighborhood by neighborhood.

Image From Big Reuse

Roosevelt Island Girl Scout Troop Leader Aiesha Eleusizov shows us how easy it is to drop off your food scraps to be recycled.