In November 2018, our community garden became a public food scrap drop-off site. So, people can now find our drop-off site online (link below this paragraph), and DSNY (NYC Dept of Sanitation) is picking up part of our dropped-off food waste on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Link: NYC Food Scrap Drop-Off Locations [El Sol Brillante-Children's Garden, 544 E 12th St]
Before now, our 24-hour food waste drop-off location was not publicized; people found out about our drop-off site either by word of mouth, by those who took our workshops, or if they passed by the garden and noticed the drop-off setup.
From Nov 14 (Wed), we've been putting about 5 to 15 lbs of food waste in DSNY's brown bin (filling it up, ~80+ lbs, several times so far) for pickup 3 times a week. We get roughly 30-40 lbs of food waste a day. Below are graphs and data of the amount of food waste we've processed at both community gardens combined.
The data that created the graphs above.
Children's Garden - a GreenThumb community garden on 12th St & Ave B, southwest corner, East Village NYC
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