DSNY Organics Collection in GWH

While South Slope News already had a post on this, we thought we’d pass along the info and links we received from CM Gonzalez’s office yesterday. Seems we’re part of this year’s DSNY Organics Collection pilot program. Greenwood Hts. (or most of it) is on the Wednesday mornings (just like recycling) with a drop off point at 15th St. and 7th Ave. (which strikes us as an odd location) CORRECTION: No location on this flyer/letter. Check their website for updates.


Here’s the letter:

DSNY is starting a new voluntary collection service (described below) that will be offered to residents in a portion of Councilwoman Gonzalez’s District, starting this fall.

Each week on recycling day, Department of Sanitation will collect all food scraps (including fruit & vegetables, meat, bones, grains, and prepared foods), food-soiled paper, and yard trimmings from participating residents. The organic waste will be turned into renewable energy or compost, used to fertilize local gardens, parks, and street trees. More information about the program can be found on www.nyc.gov/organics.

Local residents will be getting more details from DSNY mailed directly to them in mid-September.