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Compost Program Plans Fall Relaunch

SoHo Broadway District: Share your interest in participating

In 2018, the SoHo Broadway Initiative launched a permanent compost program for residents along SoHo Broadway through a New York Compost Box placed at Broadway and Spring Street. Since the program’s inception, SoHo Broadway residents have diverted over 1 ton of compostable material from landfills.

In October 2019, the Initiative planned to expand its compost program with the initiation of a second compost drop-off location at Grand Street and Broadway. Unfortunately, both compost boxes were removed from the street just after the 2nd location was deployed, and the program was put on hold.

Given the demise of NYC’s residential compost program for the budget year, the Initiative aims to do its part by re-launching composting in the district. We are also exploring the possibility of adding a volunteer-staffed weekly public drop-off time.

Are you a resident interested in composting? Please express your interest in the SoHo Broadway Compost Box and help us plan the relaunch by filling out the brief survey linked here. Previous members of the program will be offered first right at participation; others may be placed on the waiting list.

The Initiative’s compost program is a collaboration between Common Ground Compost and Reclaimed Organics to give residents an opportunity to compost and help the City reach its zero waste goals.

Is your business or commercial building interested in composting? Read more on Reclaimed Organics’ website, linked here or email gwen@reclaimedorganics.org.

The City of New York sends four million tons of trash to landfills every year; almost a third of it being food waste. The New York Compost Box Project repurposes decommissioned newspaper vending racks into receptacles for compostable materials, offering New Yorkers a convenient way to divert food waste from landfills.

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