Pilot food composting program expands to Brooklyn

Brown bins have been distributed in some neighborhoods

Brown bins have been distributed in some neighborhoods to collect organic waste.

BROOKLYN - A new food composting program has made its way into some Brooklyn neighborhoods.

The Department of Sanitation began distributing special brown bins for organic waste collection, which includes vegetables, baked goods, meats, tea bags and other food scraps.

The first areas to give the voluntary program a try are Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights and Park Slope.

It's all part of a pilot program aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions and cutting down on trash disposal costs across the city.
 

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