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

Supportive Rules For Small-Scale Composting
States have recognized the impacts of thresholds set too low for facilities that are wisely managed and have the ability to absorb more materials.

Eleven states are surveyed for their noteworthy efforts and differing approaches to encourage more farms and other small-scale operators to compost, especially food scraps.
Brenda Platt, Rachel Ross, and Melody Poland
BioCycle June 2012, Vol. 53, No. 6, p. 21


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