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Worm Compost Bin

Worm Compost Bin

Hello, friends! After reading the SpoiledNYC on Sep 2 newsletter that included GroundCycle (NYTimes article here), I went on a spree on finding composting opportunities in NYC now that the Department of Sanitation has suspended compost (brown bin) pickups since May 4, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Compost in NYC: GrowNYC locations IMO: The DOS never brought this program fully across all NYC neighborhoods and the areas that were part of the program didn’t participate. Honestly, when this rolled out,…

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My Eco-Friendly Switches at Home

My Eco-Friendly Switches at Home

After recycling and composting became a habit that doesn’t require any thought, I wanted to make my life a bit more eco-friendly. I put together a quick list of changes I can make to reduce my waste impact. 1. Swap Toilet Paper I bought a bulk size of Scott 1000 Sheet Toilet Paper (single ply) from BJ’s the summer of 2017 and was running low. I panicked. I was like, what should I get next? I should look into tube less toilet…

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The Life of Blue Bin Recyclables ♻️

The Life of Blue Bin Recyclables ♻️

In August, I toured the NYC Sims Recycling Center with GrowNYC, which is where all the blue bin recyclables go (plastics, glass, and metal). It was so much fun! I always wondered how recycling worked after the Department of Sanitation curbside pick-ups. Fun fact: NYC has one of the largest recycling centers in the nation! The trucks unload the recyclables into a large drop-off area, with 800 tons processed per day. Barges also transport recyclables from Bronx and upper Manhattan, reducing…

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