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How To Get Compost


Seasonal Deliveries

Community gardeners, street tree stewards, parks, and other nonprofit organizations can request free pallets of bagged compost. Distributions are currently closed for the season. Check back for updates on next season’s distribution schedule.

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DSNY Compost Giveback Event: July 30, 2017

NYC residents can register to take up to ten 40-pound bags of free, high-quality DSNY Compost made from your food scraps and yard waste. Residents only. No businesses or commercial vehicles.

Date: July 30, 2017 (rain or shine)

Time: Choose a 1-hour time slot between 9am and 5pm

Location:Fresh Kills Headquarters, 600 West Service Road, Staten Island, NY 10314

Registration required for the July 30 Compost Giveback Event!

On the day of the event:

  • Must have confirmation of your registration with you, printed or digital.
  • Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the start time listed on your ticket.
  • When you arrive, DSNY staff will check your Eventbrite ticket and direct you towards the compost loading area.
  • Be prepared to physically lift and place individual bags of compost into your own vehicle.



Other Ways To Get Compost

The NYC Compost Project creates compost from materials accepted at food scrap drop-off sites throughout New York City. The compost is donated to local greening initiatives to rebuild NYC’s soils. Contact the NYC Compost Project for more information.

To get compost from the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse, fill out their compost request form.

To get compost from the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Lower East Side Ecology Center, fill out their compost request form.


Compost For Commercial Landscapers

Registered commercial landscapers can purchase bulk compost from the Staten Island Compost Facility. Find out how to register.