The Growth of Composting at Madison Square Park
Composting can be a very rewarding way of making a positive impact on the environment, because the results are easy to track. Every pound of food scraps collected by GrowNYC in the park each Wednesday is a pound of waste that doesn’t need to be transported and deposited into a landfill. And every pound of compost created from those food scraps represents a pound of vital nutrients that supports the health and resilience of the city’s greenspaces.
As the year draws to a close, we hope that parkgoers will continue to help us put a dent in the amount of food scraps that end up in our waste stream by bringing them to the park every Wednesday. Though the amount we collect can be weighed, its overall impact on the health of our environment is immeasurable.