A technicality is disrupting composting in parks; this bill would change that

Each week composting programs in the city divert more than 50,000 pounds of food scraps from landfills. The methane-producing waste is converted into nutrient-rich soil that goes back into the environment instead of worsening the climate crisis.

It’s work that would not be possible without organizations that partner with the city in parks on community compost projects, but they technically have to get permission to operate there from the state Legislature, leading to uncertainty and delays. Now state lawmakers are pushing a measure that would give the groups more stability.

A bill introduced by Assemblyman Harvey Epstein and Sen. Brian Kavanagh, both of Manhattan, would add a

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