Hoping to reduce waste and emissions, Restler proposes citywide public composting bins

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North Brooklyn Councilmember Lincoln Restler has spent his first year in office working on making his district more climate-friendly — and on Wednesday, he introduced a bill that aims to make composting publicly accessible all across the city.

The bill, Int. 863, would require the city’s Department of Sanitation to install public compost containers in every community board in New York City — just like public trash and recycling bins. Restler imagines five bins in each district, placed along busy corridors and in areas like public parks, where people are more likely to be looking for somewhere to toss their leftover food or other compostable items.

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