Reduction by 1/3 – something of use – Kitchen Composting

Something of use – the OXO Good Grips Kitchen Compost Bin and the Hudson River Park composting stations. dievca started collecting and dropping her food scraps for compost this year and her throw-away garbage has diminished by at least 1/3. Plus the 10 minute walks to the river to drop the food waste gives her a moment to just “be”.

THE BIN

A conveniently-sized OXO Good Grips Compost Bin holds your food scraps until they can be transferred to your outdoor composter.

  • The simple design makes it perfect for everyday counter-top use
  • The lid flips up with one hand for easy filling and flips down tightly to lock-in odors
  • The ergonomic design ensures that this compost bin is easy to carry, easy to empty and easy to clean
  • Made of plastic
  • Holds up to 3/4 gallon
  • Measures 7-3/4″ x 7-310″ x 7-3/5″
  • Weighs only 1.4 lb.
  • Dishwasher safe

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THE STORY

In 2015, Hudson River Park began composting horticulture waste, including grass clippings and pruned tree material to help green the Park and support NYC’s zero waste by 2030 goal.  This project was made possible by Hudson River Park Friends who procured an automated composter with the generous support of donor Chris Fiore and L Brands Inc.

On June 12, 2017 the Park expanded its composting efforts and launched our Community Compost Program in partnership with NYC’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and Council Member Corey Johnson. Now at seven locations throughout the Park community members can drop off their food scraps from 7am-7pm daily.  The Park mixes these food scraps with the Park’s horticulture waste to make healthy compost that then enriches our plant beds and trees to help the Park flourish.

In 2018, HRPK turned nearly 420,000 pounds of organic waste into compost. HRPK employees and community members were educated at workshops, volunteer events and public programming, including the Park’s first annual Pumpkin Smash, to encourage best practices in composting.

dievca believes that every little effort for recycling, upcycling and re-using will add up. Composting is a simple and happy addition to her efforts in the City. Maybe you will find that composting works into your World, too.