Compost Distribution Event

The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is giving away FREE compost! Staff will be present to assist in loading 40-pound bags of compost into your vehicle. This is a drive-through style event. You must register here to receive compost.

WHEN: October 15 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Distribution will end promptly at 10:30 AM. Compost will not be distributed after this time.  Please make every effort to arrive at the time you selected when registering.

WHERE: Snug Harbor’s P1 parking lot (located by the Red Barn and Tuscan Garden). Cars are suggested to enter from the East Gate off of Fillmore Street.

ADMISSION: FREE. Registration required. You will not be given compost during this time if you have not registered. REGISTER HERE

Please remain in your vehicles when you enter P1 and pull into line to have the compost loaded into your car. Compost should be used as a soil amendment, not a replacement for soil. The proper ratio to use compost is 10% compost to 90% good soil. Using too much compost can actually harm your plant. This event takes place in Snug Harbor’s P1 parking lot (located by the Red Barn and Tuscan Garden). Cars are suggested to enter from the East Gate off of Fillmore.

Compost is for NYC residents only. All registrants must show proof of ID upon entry; name on ID must match registration. Only one session registration is allowed per household; multiple-session registration will result in cancellation of all but one session. Businesses and commercial vehicles will not be served. If you are interested in larger volumes of compost, please contact us at compost@snug-harbor.org or call (718) 425-3520.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild NYC’s soil by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs and staff are funded and managed through the DSNY Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability (BRS) in partnership with host institutions.