- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City is expanding its residential composting program.

The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1FSaupQ ) reports that the Department of Sanitation plans to expand the program to an extra 33,000 households this year. It will include neighborhoods in the Bronx, including the Riverdale, North Riverdale and Fieldston sections. It will also include Brooklyn’s Greenpoint and North Williamsburg neighborhoods.

The program currently recycles food waste from about 100,000 households or 3 percent of the city.

About 31 percent of the city’s waste - food, yard waste and food-soiled paper - is organic and compostable.

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Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com

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