In 2014, New York City announced that its NYC Organics program, a food scrap and yard waste recycling program for residents, would expand to parts of Queens and Brooklyn. And at the beginning of this month, the program expanded again to more areas of Queens and the Bronx.
One of the new cities receiving the service is Flushing. And the New York City Department of Sanitation recently held a meeting to answer any questions residents may have about the organics recycling program.
QNS has more:
Following the announcement that the city’s organics food recycling would be arriving to more Queens neighborhoods in October, representatives from the Sanitation Department (DSNY) spoke at a Flushing meeting to clear up some details.
First and foremost, DSNY employee Leanne Spaulding said at the Sept. 25 Community Board 7 meeting, the program is completely voluntary. Participation is not mandatory.
Organics collection within the community board, which serves areas of Bayside, College Point, Flushing and Whitestone, will begin the week of Oct. 2. Residents within the district should have received a notice in the mail about the program, as well as their organics program supplies: a brown bin, a small kitchen container and fact sheet.