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NYC could move closer to universal, mandatory composting

A New York City council member is the lead sponsor of the universal composting measure, which would phase in organic waste pick-up from residential buildings by mid-2023. The legislative proposal would require New Yorkers to separate their food scraps and set it on their curbs for pickup — as they do with recyclable materials. Currently, the city relies on community-based organizations and local drop-off centers to divert their organic waste. Read more about the proposal, and how a citywide composting program could save millions of dollars.

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