Kingston, NY has been granted $63,000 in federal funds to create an organic waste management program. Photo by Rebecca Murphey/Creative Commons

Kingston residents eagerly awaiting the possibility of citywide compost will have to be patient. Officials stated last week that the Kingston Organic Waste Management Plan is underway but will likely take two years to realize.

At the end of 2017, the city of Kingston secured a $63,000 grant to develop a program to manage food waste. According to a press release, the organic waste management plan would include a waste management strategy for government hosted/permitted events; organics collection and composting in government buildings; a government waste audit and diversion tracking; a compost bin distribution plan; and a determination of the feasibility of an organics collection program for both residential and commercial properties.