Fruit flies and lack of education are blamed for the slow response to the city's composting project.
Compost and other organic waste will be picked up during garbage day starting on May 19.
The courses are part of a fundraiser for the Compost Collective.
The City Council extended existing smoking bans to include electronic cigarettes.
A $6 million campaign to bring the solar-powered toilets to Riverside Park is under way.
The two year program will collect food waste around the city.
Mayor Bloomberg announced the pilot program to compost food waste.
The Lower East Side Ecology Center would include a wetland area to shelter birds and produce clean water.
The Durst Organization plans to compost waste from 1,350 apartments.
Two young female goats are moving to Governors Island for the summer.
City officials will kick off a pilot program expanding Greenmarket food scrap collection sites at Union Square on Friday.
The Inwood Hill Nature Center kicked off its new composting center with a digging, planting and composting fest on Sunday.
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