NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation in 1993, provides compost education and outreach to NYC residents, community groups, city agencies and non-profits.

The NYC Compost Project offers compost-related workshops and classes, runs the Master Composter Certificate Program, provides technical composting support, distributes DSNY compost & mulch, develops urban farms, and tables at public events throughout all five boroughs. The NYC Compost Project also operates neighborhood-based food scrap drop-off opportunities and ensures that those food scraps are composted locally.

UPCOMING EVENTS

All workshops are free unless otherwise listed.

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)


Hot Pile Build at Olivet Heavenly Harvest
Sat, December 1, 2018 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Find out how composting can really heat things up! Help process 500+ pounds of food scraps collected by GrowNYC from local Greenmarkets at the community garden at Olivet Presbyterian Church at 97 Myrtle Ave in Staten Island.  FREE–Registration requested.  Register here.


Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)


 

Public Food Scrap Drop Off Site Program

Food scraps can be turned into useful compost that helps make NYC green. You can take food waste for composting to drop-off sites located throughout the five boroughs. Learn what to drop off here, and check out where you can take it below!

LEARN HOW TO COMPOST

Are you a teacher, community gardener, or community group member interested in composting? The NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden can provide your class, staff, or group with a comprehensive, engaging and rewarding workshop on composting. Our workshops are uniquely tailored for you and your audience. Classes can be provided at Snug Harbor or we can come to your location.

For more information on the workshops we provide and how to schedule with us, please email us at compost@snug-harbor.org or call 718-425-3558.