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The Unlikely Ascent of New York’s Compost Champion

By Cara Buckley Photo: Calla Kessler , The New York Times

There were good reasons Domingo Morales, a city kid from the Bronx, didn’t want to try his hand at urban farming. He was terrified of germs. He thought vegetables were disgusting. Plus, everyone knows the ground in New York City is shot through with lead.

05/15/22
                                                               

Everything you need to know about composting

Photo: Kelly Malka , Times

If you have a yard, you can compost easily. If you don’t, you can still compost in a small designated space. In California, you might hear people talking about composting more frequently. Why? Because a new law requires Californians to recycle their food scraps and other leftovers.

03/21/22
                                                               

With composting, Californians can take climate change into their own hands

By James Rainey Photo: Nick Agro , Times

Sometimes she’d just toss a bell pepper into the bushes, figuring it would decompose and feed the greenery. But that wasn’t a comprehensive solution. Then she tried washing unused veggies down the drain, knowing they’d be converted to reusable gas at the city’s sewage treatment plant. But massive downloads of greens, even ground up in a blender, clogged the drain in her Studio City apartment.

03/16/22
                                                               

Help save the world by composting your kitchen scraps. Here’s how

By Jeanette Marantos Photo: Kelly Malka , Times

The howls on social media have been fierce since the state started mandating that food waste stay out of garbage destined for the landfill. But here’s a confession from a longtime composter: Putting food waste in a separate kitchen receptacle is a no-brainer that actually feels good because it’s such an easy way to improve the world.

01/28/22
                                                               

Don’t have a yard? Here are 3 good options for composting in small spaces

By Jeanette Marantos Photo: Kelly Malka , Times

So you know food waste should stay out of the landfill for the good of us all, but what if your jurisdiction doesn’t have a program in place yet, and you don’t have space for a traditional compost pile or garden?

01/28/22
                                                               

The climate solution in California’s compost and crops

By Justine Calma Photo: George Rose/Getty Images

Scaling up composting, tree-planting, and other sustainable agricultural practices in California could trap about a quarter of the state’s annual carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, according to a new report. These strategies for drawing down greenhouse gases are cheaper and easier to ramp up than technological alternatives, like devices that suck planet-heating CO2 out of the air, and should play a key role in the state’s efforts to address climate change, the report authors argue.

01/26/22
                                                               

What to Know About California’s New Composting Law

By Molly Taft Photo: Rich Pedroncelli , AP

California kicked off 2022 by implementing a landmark composting law. Starting this month, everyone in the state is required to start composting food scraps and other materials in an effort to slash methane emissions. It’s a big change for many cities and consumers in the U.S.’s most populated state—but a lot of hurdles remain to meet California’s lofty composting goals.

01/05/22
                                                               

California’s new composting law starts Jan. 1. How to recycle your food scraps

By Karen Garcia Photo: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Starting Jan. 1, instead of throwing that container of fuzzy strawberries into the trash, a new law will require Californians to recycle their food scraps and other leftovers.

12/30/21
                                                               

Nonprofit makes composting as fun as smashing pumpkins

By YCC Team

Halloween is a time for playful frights. But a few days later, there’s another chilling sight: people’s garbage bins overflowing with pumpkins.

10/29/21
                                                               

The Best Compost Bins, According to Wirecutter Staff

By Anna Perling Photo: Ken Allen
The more I learn about composting, the more I think of the song “If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out” by Yusuf / Cat Stevens: “Cause there’s a million ways to go.” Aboveground or underground, hot or cool, batch or continuous—the list goes on.

08/27/21