A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 29, 2024
Big Apple Compost (2020-present)

Big Apple Compost works with the Department of Sanitation of New York City to compost yard waste and food waste. The Big Apple Compost Facebook page began in 2020. City Limits did a report at Big Apple Compost on April 21, 2023.
     
     
Big Apple Compost 
Compost Made in New York by New York!
Big Apple is comprised of yard waste and food waste through the Department of Sanitation of New York City. We’re enrolled in the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance Program, providing transparent compost analytics to end users.
 
Facebook
Big Apple Compost
September 18, 2020 at 12:32 PM ·
Big Apple Compost Logo
 
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NYC Sanitation
@NYCSanitation
Our foundation, #SanitationFoundation is bringing you another compost bagging day at Big Apple Compost! Join us on Friday, 8/27th 11am-2pm for a tour of
@WeCareCompost
composting facilitly while helping #DSNY create compost bags to give out. Sign up: http://sanitationfoundation.org
1:16 PM · Aug 18, 2021
   
City Limits
SEE IT: How NYC Turns Food & Yard Waste Into ‘Big Apple Compost’
By Adi Talwar and Jeanmarie Evelly .
Published April 21, 2023
City Limits takes a multimedia look at how food waste is repurposed at the Department of Sanitation’s 33-acre composting facility in the Fresh Kills section of Staten Island. The site is part of New York City’s effort to operate “the nation’s largest composting program” and limit the climate impacts of its waste sector, which accounts for 4 percent of citywide emissions.
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Some of that organic waste might get processed into gas for use as an energy source. Some will end up in Fresh Kills, Staten Island, where the city’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has a 33-acre facility devoted to composting food scraps dropped off by residents and collected from school cafeterias, as well as debris collected by landscaping companies.
 
City Limits took a tour of the site earlier this year, in which Ian Twine, DSNY’s deputy director of composting, explained the months-long process that breaks down organics into nutrient-rich material. That final product, which resembles a deep brown soil, then gets packed into bags and dubbed “Big Apple Compost,” which the city sells or hands out at community events.
 
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City Limits
@CityLimitsNews
Happy Earth Day!
@CityLimitsNews photographer @aditalwar took a field trip to Staten Island to see how @NYCSanitation turns New Yorkers’ food waste (left) into sell-able bags of Big Apple Compost (right)
Follow this thread 🧵and check the link to see how
citylimits.org
SEE IT: How NYC Turns Food & Yard Waste Into ‘Big Apple Compost’
City Limits takes a multimedia look at how food waste is repurposed at the Department of Sanitation’s 33-acre composting facility in the Fresh Kills section of Staten Island. The site is part of New…
12:25 PM · Apr 21, 2023
 
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City Limits
@CityLimitsNews
The whole process takes about six to eight months. From there, a machine stuffs the compost into 40 pound bags with the Big Apple Compost label, which boasts that the product is “Made From 100% NYC Organics.” https://bit.ly/3AggCey
12:25 PM · Apr 21, 2023
 
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Sandra Ung 黄敏仪
@CMSandraUng
On Saturday morning, I invited @NYCSanitation and @BigReuse to the Kissena Park Velodrome, where we distributed 190 bags of Big Apple compost made from food scraps and yard waste courtesy of the Queens residents who have been taking advantage of curbside composting.
11:50 AM · Jul 30, 2023

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