Bloomberg Ushers in a Golden Age of New York City Composting

Time to take out the trash.
Time to take out the trash. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Back in April, Mayor Bloomberg announced that more than 100 restaurants, including Momofuku Ko and Chipotle, had signed to an unprecedented plan to turn food scraps into compost, and now he’s introduced a plan for all New Yorkers to recycle and ship out 100,000 tons of food waste each year to be turned into even more compost. The program will be voluntary at first but become mandatory after a few years if all goes well, and equally mulchy. Earlier this year, Bloomberg touted the promise of such a plan to be “New York City’s final recycling frontier.” [DI, Earlier]