New York City, small scale composting

Number Of Projects Researched: 4
Locally Organized Projects: 2
North Brooklyn Compost Project in McCarren Park  
-serving 130 members each week
-on site drop off
Fort Greene Community Gardens
-1,000 lbs of compost each week
-farmers market drop off

Park Operated Projects: 2
Central Park Conservancy
-composting park waste
-Battery Park City

Benefits to small scale composting:
-Community building
-The benefits of composting go right back into the community that generates the waste, a closed loop cycle
-Smaller scale composting projects rely on less fossil fuels for transport and turning of compost
-takes up much less space
-able to function on limited budget
Drawbacks to small scale composting:
-Usually volunteer run, hard to generate money in order to employ a 
staff
-only able to serve small numbers of people or a specific locale
-Requires community interest and collective action
-Harder to regulate
-Potential contention among neighbors due to smell, vermin etc.
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Neilson, Sarah. Revaluing Waste in New York City: Planning for Small Scale Compost. 1999. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Masters in City Planning Dissertation.

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