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NYC Compost Project

The NYC Compost Project helps to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild City soils by giving New Yorkers the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost.

Learn about composting. The NYC Compost Project has workshops and courses for New Yorkers of all ages, from novices to experienced composters.

Join our network of community compost sites. Get technical assistance from experts, and connect with other community composters across the City.

Drop off your food scraps for composting. The NYC Compost Project hosts food-scrap drop-off sites in all five boroughs, and composts the scraps locally.

Visit or volunteer at a compost site or urban farm to get your hands dirty and see how innovative New Yorkers have met the challenge of composting and growing food in an urban environment.

Purchase a compost bin (PDF). NYC residents can purchase low-cost backyard compost bins and worm compost bins at reduced prices.

Request a compost information table at your public event.

Contact NYC Compost Project. NYC Compost Project programs are carried out by DSNY-funded staff at host sites in each borough.