Greenpoint residents say a composting program is stinking up their neighborhood. (Credit: CBS2)

Greenpoint Residents Raise A Stink Over Composting Program

People living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn said a new program to improve the environment is creating a stench in their neighborhood.


NYC Department of Sanitation plows are ready to roll, Dec. 10, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Kathryn Garcia Tapped To Head Department Of Sanitation

Mayor Bill De Blasio has appointed Kathryn Garcia as the city’s Sanitation Commissioner.


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Tips For A Zero Waste Household

Learn how your waste has been affecting the earth and how you can reduce your impact.


Mayor Bloomberg launches new ‘Recycle Everything’ ad campaign and announces expansion of organic food waste recycling pilot, July 29, 2013.
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City Launches Information Campaign To Expand Food Recycling

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced the launch of the “Recycle Everything” ad campaign. The aim is to expand the city’s organic food waste recycling program. As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, […]


Food waste is poored into an Ecovim machine in Valhalla, N.Y. (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Express Composting Being Tested In Valhalla

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg looks to expand food recycling in New York City, there is a Westchester County program also headed in that direction.


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Mayor Bloomberg Poised To Expand Food Scrap Composting Plan

In the coming years, New York City is looking at building a plant that would turn table scraps and egg shells into biogas to generate electricity.


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Report: Bloomberg Plans Food Waste Compost Program That Could Become Mandatory

If Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way, you might have to start separating food scraps out from your trash.


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Composting 101: How To Avoid Gnats & Rats

Despite its green reputation, is composting more costly than it’s worth?