Elected officials, advocates rally to restore funding for community composting programs

Mayor Eric Adams' budget cuts have ended New York City's 30-year-old composting program.

News 12 Staff

May 21, 2024, 12:50 PM

Updated 55 days ago

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A rally was held Monday by elected officials and advocates to restore funding for community composting programs.
Mayor Eric Adams' budget cuts have ended New York City's 30-year-old composting program.
News 12 has been told the cuts are affecting community farms, gardens, and green jobs.
Composting is the process of recycling food scraps and waste to create new soil.
Only three of the compost project's organizations remain open and curbside composting pickup is currently only in Queens and Brooklyn but will be expanded to all five boroughs in October.
Mayor Adams is negotiating a final budget with the City Council before the July 1 deadline.


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