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Compost Education

Compost Education

Master Composter Certificate Program

The NYC Compost Project Master Composter Certificate Course is an advanced compost education and outreach program. The course is designed to build a citywide network of educators, advocates, and community composters to support NYC Department of Sanitation composting initiatives, and is open to NYC residents who are at least 18 years of age.

Certification Requirements

To become a Certified NYC Master Composter, registrants need to complete all of the following requirements within one year of their start date.

  • Seven workshops. Learn about compost, soil, decomposition science, and more. Certification is contingent on attending each NYC Compost Project workshop.
  • Two field trips. Visit different-sized compost sites throughout the five boroughs.
  • Thirty hours of approved, compost-related volunteering. Support compost-related activities at sites around the city. All volunteer activities need to be approved listings to count toward certification.

Visit the NYC Compost Project website to register and learn more.

Request a compost information table at your public event.

Contact [email protected] or 718-623-7290 with more information, such as the event name, date/s, time, and location. Please request a table at least three weeks in advance.

Visit the Department of Sanitation’s NYC Compost Project materials webpage for resources and education materials.


More: BBG's Guide to Composting 

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