Quantity of Food Waste Diverted

So far for 2022

As of 9/24/2022,
Total ESB** + DEG** = 6,670 lbs (3,026 kg) 3.34 tons

ESB batch #E303 — (Last batch number of 2021, #290)
303 – 290 = 13 batches
13 x 145 lbs/batch = 1,885 lbs (855 kg) 0.94 ton

DEG batch #D542 — (Last batch number of 2021, #509)
542 – 509 = 33 batches
33 x 145 lbs/batch = 4,785 lbs (2,170 kg) = 2.39 ton

Comparison with previous years (for further details, see tables and graphs below).

* For explanations on the batches for 2009, 2010, and 2011, see notes under the similar set of tables below.

** DEG: Down to Earth Garden
ESB: El Sol Brillante
DEG/CG, the Children’s Garden (CG) was renamed to Down to Earth Garden 7/1/2020.


Quantities through 9/24/2022

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Line graph of average pounds per month per year

Ciao batches are food waste batches from a former coffee shop/bakery/caterer, “Ciao For Now,” that was located across the street from El Sol Brillante, collected between 2009 and 2011.

Bin counts is how we determine how much food waste we’ve treated and converted to either a soil amendment (trenching/burying FFW in soil) or to compost (by vermicomposting or worm composting).

bin = 20-gallon bear bins, for fermenting food waste.
1 bin = 1 batch: approximately 145 lbs average weight when full.

The brown bins are how the food waste were picked up by DSNY/Sanitation,
between 11/14/2018 and 3/20/2020.

How much food waste (FW) kept and treated in-garden, total of FW dropped-off/collected, and amount (difference) picked up by DSNY/Sanitation.

Before 11/14/2018, all dropped off food waste were treated with bokashi (kept in-garden).

The “All dropped off food waste” column represents both bokashi-treated FW and FW picked up by DSNY/Sanitation which starts from 11/14/2018.

Bokashi-Treated Quantities Only.

These numbers only represent food waste bokashi-treated and processed (trenched or worm-composted) in-garden (i.e., excludes food waste given to/picked up by DSNY/Sanitation).

Numbers are averaged out over the entire year.

For 2020, most of the food waste were dropped-off during the first 3 months of the year before our 24-hour drop-off setup was completely closed to the public on 3/22/2020.