Entrepreneurs See Opportunity In Food Scraps Collection
Ty Schmidt (middle), with sons Carter (left) and Jameson (right), work together to collect food scraps from their customers. Carter’s Compost employs the services of Jameson and three other kids in Traverse City to “sling buckets” and assist their neighbors in diverting food scraps from disposal. Photo by Beth Price

Interviews with four small-scale collection services offer insights into innovative residential and commercial food scraps diversion.
Nate Clark
BioCycle March/April 2014, Vol. 55, No. 3, p. 71

The Evolution Of New York City’s Big!Compost
BIG!Compost recently installed a GORE cover system at its 10,000 sq ft community composting operation located under the Queensborough Bridge.

The story of how a three-bin composting system in a community garden evolved into a full-fledged community composting facility on track to process over 300 tons of residential food scraps in 2015. Part III
Louise Bruce
BioCycle March/April 2014, Vol. 55, No. 3, p. 66

Community Composting In New York City
BIG! Compost in Western Queens is one of the mid-size community composting operations in New York City. It is part of the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program, and processes food scraps from Greenmarkets and drop-off sites, along with yard trimmings, in aerated static piles (aerial photo).

Twenty years of investment in neighborhood and small-scale composting operations by the City’s Department of Sanitation yields flourishing movement of community composters.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle November 2013, Vol. 54, No. 11, p. 22

Commentary: Why Big And Small Organics Recyclers Need Each Other
David Buckel

David Buckel
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 62

Editorial: It Takes A Community
Nora Goldstein, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 4

Composting Roundup
Tyler Holloway, Empire Zero food waste hauling

BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 12

Why New York City Community Composters Are Critical To City-Wide Implementation
New York City Food Waste & Community Composting

We welcome your thoughts on this emerging discourse about how the largest city in the U.S. can divert residential food waste from disposal …