New York City proposes mandatory composting

06/17/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

New Yorkers could soon be required to separate food scraps from the rest of their household waste. Similar composting programs are underway in Seattle and San Francisco, but composting New York's waste had previously been thought to be too logistically complex. "If successful, pretty soon there'll be very little trash left for homeowners to put in their old garbage cans," said environmental lawyer Eric A. Goldstein.

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