I used to live in Berkeley - the bay area has such an amazing composting program, I am hoping something similar will come to NYC. Now that I'm living in Brooklyn, I (along with the my roommates who I've convinced to participate) freeze all our food scraps and tea bags (except meat), and then take it over the to the farmer's market in Grand Army Plaza every Saturday. It doesn't feel like a hassle at all, and is a great excuse to stroll through the farmer's market every week. I get really happy seeing so many full bins there every weekend, so it seems like a lot of folks are contributing. Another perk is our garbage is less stinky because there's virtually no food in our trash bin.