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Budget Cuts at NYC’s Sanitation Department

New York City is in the process of finalizing its 2021 fiscal year budget. At this time, a proposed budget cut of $28 million would end the voluntary curbside food waste collection program, local community composting operations and education efforts. And it would send more material to landfills, which are the third largest source of methane emissions in the United States. 

The city council should consider restoring $7 million to fund the Community Composting program and related recycling outreach and education initiatives, to stop global warming emissions.

It would be a big backwards step environmentally if the composting programs are eliminated.

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