New York City is creating a composting program that will eventually become mandatory. Jeff Stier of the National Center for Public Policy Research, takes issue with New York Mayor Bloomberg’s new initiative, and has this to say: “This is a rotten idea for the Big Apple. New York already has voluntary composting where residents can send their kitchen scraps to gardens around the five boroughs. Consider the increased risks from disease-carrying vermin from all of the pre-compost material sitting around our dense living spaces that wouldn’t go out with the trash each night. Plus, there’s no way food scraps can be picked up from every home throughout the city without greatly increasing the number of trucks, traffic, and tyranny.”