NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn

NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn manager Jenny Blackwell performing public outreach.

The NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn is part of a citywide program created by NYC Department of Sanitation’s Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling (BWPRR) in 1993 to provide compost education and outreach to NYC residents, nonprofit organizations, and businesses. The NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn is funded by BWPRR and is managed in partnership with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

The NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn offers basic and advanced composting classes. If you can't attend these workshops, you can take advantage of the NYC Compost Project’s online composting guides or read composting articles on this site. You can contact NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn staff if you would like us to come to your Brooklyn community garden, neighborhood association, apartment building/board meeting, or civic group to present workshops for 10 persons or more.

Compost enthusiasts and advocates have the opportunity each spring to take the Master Composter certificate course with the NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn. This course requires 18–23 hours of classroom instruction, two field trips, plus 30 community service hours helping to advance on-site composting in NYC. Apply for the program online.

The Compost Project also offers compost bins at the reduced price of $65 and Compost Cranks at $42 to NYC residents. "Wormshop" participants will be able to purchase a Worm Condo, including a pound of worms, at cost for $44.

During your visit to Brooklyn Botanic Garden, come see how to compost at the compost demonstration site located near the Children's Garden. The display includes a variety of compost bins, material in different stages of decomposition, and signs to explain the process.

For more information on the NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn, email compost@bbg.org or call the Compost Hotline at 718-623-7290.



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