NYC Mayor Bloomberg Pushes Mandatory Composting | Heartlander Magazine
“He’s done all sorts of thing to try to control what we eat,” [Jeff Stier] said. “He’s trying to control the containers that hold our food. And now he’s trying to control what we don’t eat, with compost.”
Once the program moved from voluntary to mandatory, it would impose fines on people who don’t comply.
Stier notes the trucks that will be necessary to collect the food waste will put more vehicles on New York City streets, consume more oil and gas, and emit more pollutants into the city’s air.