Jersey City Adds Curbside Pick-Up + Drop-Off Locations to Composting Program


Jersey City is taking its Composting Program to the next level with the launch of curbside pickup and eight community drop off locations at community gardens, religious institutions, libraries, and municipal buildings, according to Hudson Reporter.

The program, which began two years ago, racked up nearly 33,000 pounds of disposable waste that has been diverted from landfills and has instead been used as nutrient-rich organic material to help fertilize home and community gardens and parks.

According to the city, an electric bicycle will be used for food waste pickup, which can carry 200 pounds of composting per trip. Jersey City residents should register for the program by filling out the Curbside Composting form.

The also city partnered with community gardens and religious institutions to create easily accessible drop-off locations (up to eight), where food is collected weekly.

The program offers free/discounted backyard composting bins and workshops. To participate sign up here.

Just know that no registration is required. Residents can drop off their unwanted food scraps  on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at the  Brunswick Community Garden, Five Corners Library,  LCCS (Kensington entrance), City Hall, Congregation B’nai Jacob, Pop Up Jackson Hill, Riverview Farmers Market, or the Department of Public Works.

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