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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.


DSNY Compost Giveback Events

Check back for updates on upcoming DSNY Compost Giveback Events and connect with us to stay updated on all our programs and events.


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.

Attend a Turn & Learn Volunteer Workday at the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on Staten Island. Please note this is a volunteer event and not a pick-up event; you must volunteer at the workday to receive compost. Supplies may be limited. Registration is strongly recommended.


Compost For Commercial Landscapers

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