Leaf Collection Volunteer Day

December 3, 2023 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Did you know that it can be dangerous to leave urban leaves uncollected? Collecting those leaves turns that dangerous waste into a crucial resource. Help the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Snug Harbor by working with our Horticulture team to collect leaves around campus!

WHEN: December 3 and 16 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: Snug Harbor NYC Compost Demonstration Site
ADMISSION: FREE! Registration requested. | REGISTER HERE

You will help collect leaves using rakes and paper leaf bags, which will be used as browns for making compost. Browns are carbon-rich organic material like dried leaves. Browns are an essential ingredient in compost processing, because when combined with nitrogen-rich food scraps, browns support decomposition. Stick around for a tour of our Compost Demonstration Site to see how we turn all that precious organic waste into finished compost!

This event is rain or shine.

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.