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Department of Sanitation adds composting service to its monthly recycling drop-off event

But its pausing its glass collection

Yesterday, the Department of Sanitation announced a partnership with The Composting Network that will allow residents to bring food scraps to the Department’s monthly recycle initiative. The first composting event will take place Saturday, April 14, at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Composting Network will collect vegetable scraps, tea bags, coffee grounds, eggshells, nutshells, and more at its monthly drop-off location at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue. Check out the city’s official release for a full list of recyclable scraps. The Network will not accept meat, dairy, bones, or foods with oils.

The Department of Sanitation hosts a city-wide recycling drop-off event every second Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m at its Recycling Drop-Off Center. This April, the city will host a free paper shedding service (that happens four times a year) on this Saturday, April 14.

Also Effective April 14, the Department of Sanitation announced that its recycling center will not accept glass at the Recycling Drop-Off Center, as its contractor is expanding its facility and storage for glass recycling. While there’s no timeline for when glass will be collected at the Drop-Off Center, the Department is directing all residents to Target for glass recycling.