How I Learned to Love Composting in a Tiny New York Apartment
The incessant creation of garbage is a fact of human, and especially urban, life and begets the never-ending question of what to do with it all. Fewer and fewer of us feel comfortable just seeing it all trucked to a pit in some less-fortunate place. So we make new laws and learn new ways to sort it. Mayor Bloomberg’s latest move, as he heads into his final months on the job, is the institution of a food-waste recycling program that would require city residents to separate out their food scraps for collection, and composting, by 2016. It’s not an unheard-of effort. Seattleites and San Franciscans have been doing this for years. Some New Yorkers already bring their scraps to pilot programs run by the Department of Sanitation.