Lawn and Leaf Bag Distribution

Starting now, the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Snug Harbor has paper lawn and leaf bags for you, free!  Visit our giveaway event to pick up your free leaf bags, along with a bag of compost, winter bulbs, and a reusable Zero Waste bag.

WHERE: Building G lawn at Snug Harbor (Southeast end of campus between Heritage Farm and red barn)
WHEN: December 7 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Fill those compostable paper bags to the brim with autumn leaves and yard waste.  It’s important to collect all the leaves you can — uncollected leaves cause problems, and those leaves can be put to good use!  Leaves become slippery, and can clog storm drains, causing flooding.  If we collect the leaves, we can compost them to create nutritious soil in our own community. Snug Harbor accepts leaves and yard waste at the drop-off site by our barn dawn to dusk through January 2022.

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.