You’re invited to an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at how the NYC Department of Sanitation is greening New York City – and learn which neighborhoods will soon be receiving organics curbside collection service.
New York City boasts the largest organics curbside collection program in the United States. By collecting residents’ food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard trimmings – known as organics – DSNY is making compost that’s nourishing soil in gardens, farms, parks and trees. Plus, we’re using organics to generate clean energy.
Because your readers will benefit from upcoming NYC Organics service, we’re inviting you to two events:
Wednesday, March 22: Private Tour of DSNY’s Staten Island Compost Facility – RSVP Required
PLEASE NOTE: This private tour is for bloggers and media only. To register, you will be required to name the blog or publication that you contribute to.
- Transportation: Round-trip bus service will be provided.
- Meeting Location: DSNY’s 336 Spring Street salt shed, between West and Washington Streets in Manhattan
- Times: Attendees must arrive at 9:30am for check-in and 10:00am departure (sharp). Return to the salt shed is expected to be 1:30pm.
- Attire: Dress warmly with sturdy, closed-toed shoes, as we will be in an agricultural environment.
- RSVP: Required by Tuesday, March 21. Seating is limited.
Thursday, March 23: Organics Expansion Announcement + Community Event
- Event: DSNY Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, local elected officials and community representatives will be demonstrating how the City of New York uses compost to help our environment – and announcing where organics curbside collection service is beginning next.
- Location: La Casita Verde, an NYC Parks Department community garden. 451 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn.
- Attire: Dress warmly with sturdy, closed-toed shoes, as we will be in a garden environment.
- Time: 1:00pm
- Rain Date: Thursday, March 30
Participants will receive DSNY’s signature 0x30 zero-waste bag, cutting board to encourage participation in NYC Organics, and helpful information.
We hope to see you there!
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NYC Department of Sanitation
The NYC Department of Sanitation is leading New Yorkers to contribute zero waste to landfills by 2030.