D.C. officials: Plan ‘on-track’ for curbside compost pickups
City officials plan to begin curbside compost pickups alongside recycling and trash and say the city is on track to begin the rollout.
The Washington Post reported Monday that D.C. officials say the pickups are part of a five-year composting plan that could contribute to an 80 percent reduction in city waste by 2032.
Officials estimate more than half of the city’s food and yard waste could be composted annually through the pickups.
That estimated nearly 150,000 tons of organic waste also would create a nutrient-rich soil additive for growing food and plants.
Public Works Director Christopher Shorter said the city should begin delivering organic waste bins in the next five years.
The District still has to secure a site it can transform into a composting center.