Pilot food composting program expands to the Bronx

All organic waste, such as vegetables, baked goods and meats, should go into new brown recycling bins.

All organic waste, such as vegetables, baked goods and meats, should go into new brown recycling bins. (9/27/13)

THE BRONX - The city's pilot food composting program has made its way into some Bronx neighborhoods.

Throgs Neck residents are among those who now have new brown recycling bins and informational starter kits about the initiative, which aims to reduce greenhouse emissions and cut down on trash disposal costs.

The Department of Sanitation says all organic waste, such as vegetables, baked goods, meats, tea bags and other food scraps, should go into the new bins, which will then be picked up once a week.

The voluntary program was first rolled out in other parts of the city over the summer. 

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