A few weeks ago our neighborhood became part of an expanding compost pilot program here in NYC. At first I was wary. We have a disposal and put a lot of food in there. I didn’t think we were throwing out a ton. Plus I wasn’t sure where we’d keep the compost in between the weekly curbside collections.

But after the first week, I was pleasantly surprised about not only how easy its been to compost, but how little trash we have left. It felt especially good to compost watermelon rind instead of throwing it away.

I’ve always felt guilty about the amount of tissues I use. Turns out those tissues can be composted right along with dairy and meat. Who knew?

If you haven’t tried composting, I highly recommend it. Even if you don’t have the luxury of curbside pickup, it’s a good habit to get into.

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