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What will curbside composting accept? Basically, all food, anything that grows in the dirt and a few other items. These can include fruits and vegetables, eggshells, coffee grounds, bread, pasta, cereal, rice, meat, bones, dairy, prepared foods, greasy uncoated paper plates. [that b01155, 1941f and yard waste. ‘NewYorkers should not overthink this,” Councilwoman Nurse said. “Is this something 1 can eat? 0r Ennis? Cool, it goes in the bin.” Editl] I’S’ Picks Yardwaste an be mixed in with food scraps (aslgngas all of it is placed in a receptacle with a tightﬁtting lid). But residents can also keep yard waste separate by placing it in a bag or in a different container. Sign up for the New York Today HamlettELEarh morning, get the latest on NewYorlr businesses, arts, sports, dining, style and more. Get it sent to your inbox. What does not go in the compost bin? Anything that should go into recycling, like metal, glass, plastic, cartons, clean paper and cardboard, and. other trash items like wrappers, pet waste. medical waste, diapers, foam, or hygiene products. How will [11%]; work? The city has trucks that hold compost on one side and regular trash on the WHSam Hyllon for The NewYork Timm Yard waste and food scraps will be picked up on recycling day. Check for the recycling schedule lﬂ. The Sanitation Department new has dualrbin trucks with two chambers that can pick up different materials at the same time. On one side might be recycling, on the other side, compost. Pickup times, as well as the design and number oftmclc, will depend on the density of the district. For those in high-rises or larger buildings, each property’s management is expected to develop a plan for collecting and setting out compost for pickup. Expect some kinks in the beginning. Linna Q’uigley, 37, who lives in 3 Jackson Heights coop, was delighted when curbside came to Queens= emailing an FAQ. sheet about composting to her neighbors, she said. But, she sa3s. sometimes she sees regular trash in her 79-m1it building’s one communal, brown bin. “This is going to be a long process,” Councilwoman Nurse said. “Just like with anything that’s new, you have to constantly reinforce it” New Yorkers who want to get ahead of their building’s curbside composting plans can ﬁnest a visit from someone at Sanitation to go over options. How do I store food scraps at home? “You don’t need a fancy $100 countertop bin from Amazon,” said Mr. Morales, who suggested empty jumbo mayonnaise or peanut butter jars. even a zip—lockbag, for storing waste. mUsually a zip—locking will last me a good four to ﬁve months,” he said. Once you empty the bag in the communal bin, he added, it’s eag’ to wash and reuse.