Composting is a process by which food and yard waste are transformed into an organic compound that can be used to fertilize and supplement soil for growing plants. Food scraps account for a large portion of waste that goes to landfills.
You can learn more about New York's composting initiative here.
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is part of a composting pilot program with the city's Department of Sanitation that is working with institutions to see how composting can work at a large scale. We have eleven bins, pictured below, which are filled three times a week and picked up by the city. The bins are filled with only fruit and vegetable scraps as this inititaive is focused on waste from produce. We will them up very quickly with the scraps from all the fresh food we are serving!