This brochure details the steps and maintenance of indoor composting with a worm bin. Indoor composting allows citizens to recycle their food scraps into a plant fertilizer and soil amendment called vermicompost. This is most helpful to people who don't have access to an outdoor composting area, like those living in an apartment.
The Department of Sanitation is responsible for managing all of the waste generated in the City and for developing a Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan for all waste generated between 2004 through 2024. The department developed the Commercial Waste Management Study to enable the City to assess and plan for the management of the commercial waste stream, to minimize the adverse impacts on the City's communities and environments, and to assist in developing the new plan.