NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation in 1993, provides compost education and outreach to NYC residents, community groups, city agencies and non-profits. The NYC Compost Project offers compost-related workshops and classes, runs the Master Composter Certificate Program, provides technical composting support, distributes DSNY compost & mulch, develops urban farms, and tables at public events throughout all five boroughs. The NYC Compost Project also operates neighborhood-based food scrap drop-off opportunities and ensures that those food scraps are composted locally.
LEARN HOW TO COMPOST
Are you a Teacher, Community Gardener, Landscaper, Camp Director, or Community Group Member interested in composting? NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden can provide your class, staff, or group with a comprehensive, engaging and rewarding workshop on composting. Our workshops are uniquely tailored for you and your audience. Classes can be provided at Snug Harbor or we can visit you.
There is a $25 fee for group workshops (maximum # of participants is 25). You can also host a workshop open to the public, the fee for a public workshops is $5 per participant. Fees are used to cover the costs of demonstrational materials and informational handouts.
For more information and to arrange a workshop please email us at email@example.com or call 718-425-3557.
Master Composter Certificate Course
This comprehensive train-the-trainer course is designed to promote the practice of composting in homes, schools, and community gardens on Staten Island. The program is held at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in the spring and consists of seven Thursday evening classes, two off-site field trips, and 30 hours of Staten Island based volunteer outreach service in compost education and promotion. Course material fee is $40; limited scholarships are available. Visit the Master Composter Certificate course page to apply and obtain details.
Attend an Upcoming Event
Fall Leaf Drop Off
Sunday, November 10, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday, December 08, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace (Compost Demo Site), Staten Island, NY 10301
Don't throw autumn's bounties away. Leave your leaves with us! We'll compost your leaves and create a nutrient rich soil amendment. Are you an urban composter desperately in need of browns to balance out your greens? Stop by and take some leaves, there should be plenty!
Residential leaves only please.
Please use clear plastic or brown paper bags.
No branches, twigs or trash please.
NYC Compost Project Teacher Open House
Date, Time: Friday, November 8, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace (bldg. P), Staten Island, NY 10301
Looking for new and interesting ways to introduce your students to environmental sustainability? Attend the Teacher Open House at NYC Compost Project on Staten Island! Learn about composting activities that can be incorporated into a variety of curricula or how to start a waste prevention initiative at your school. Contact the NYC Compost Project on Staten Island at 718.425.3558 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
Putting Your Garden To Bed
Date, Time: Sunday, November 10, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, NYC Compost Project Demonstration site, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Fall is one of the best times to prepare your landscape for next year's growing season. Let the NYC Compost Project on Staten Island show you how to utilize the left over organic material that you have on hand to enhance your garden. This workshop will focus on effective, sustainable methods of improving soil such as using leaves as mulch, and amending garden beds with compost. Workshop Fee is $5 and registration is suggested. Contact the NYC Compost Project on Staten Island at (718) 425-3558 or email@example.com to register or for more information
Date, Time: Saturday, November 12, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 545 Targee Street, Staten Island, NY 10304
Join the NYC Compost Project on Staten Island at Home Depot where we will demonstrate how organic waste such as food scraps, newspapers, and yard trimmings can be transformed into a rich soil amendment that can be used to preserve and beautify your landscape.
St. George Greenmarket
Date, Time: Saturday, November 23, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 545 Targee Street, Staten Island, NY 10304
What do you do when your greenmarket veggies go bad? The NYC Compost Project on Staten Island will help you answer this and other questions at the St. George Greenmarket!
DSNY Compost & DSNY Mulch Request for NYC Street Tree Stewards
NYC Department of Sanitation's Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling (BWPRR) initiated a new program for people to request compost or mulch to improve the soil around NYC street trees. The compost and mulch is made from yard waste and fallen trees that BWPRR composts at Sanitation Compost Sites. For more info: on.nyc.gov/compost-street-trees
NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program
DSNY’s Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling (BWPRR) launched the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program (ORP) in the spring of 2012 to provide NYC residents with a wider range of food scrap drop-off opportunities and to ensure that those food scraps were composted locally. For more information about the program, visit the Local Organics Recovery Programs page on the BWPRR website.
Request a re-fashioNYC Donation Bin!
re-fashioNYC is a partnership between NYC and Housing Works to make clothing donation easy with in-building drop-off for buildings with 10 or more units.
Looking for a simple, efficient and hassle free way to compost? The following composting accessories are available for purchase at Snug Harbor.
Cost: $ 65
The recycled plastic compost bin is available to NYC residents at a reduced cost of $61. These bins normally retail for $75 to $95. The Garden Gourmet can hold 11 cubic feet of material and weighs 29 pounds. Parts are easily assembled – no tools – just follow the diagram in the instruction booklet. Finished size is 24” x 24” x 36”.
See Low Cost Compost Bins for NYC Residents for more info.
Use the Wing Digger or Compost Crank® weekly to properly mix the materials in your compost pile.
For more information
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call our Compost Helpline at 718-425-3558.
The NYC Compost Project was created by the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993 to provide compost outreach and education to City residents and businesses. Funded and managed through the Department of Sanitation’s Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling, the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden programs are carried out by Department-funded staff at the City’s Botanical Gardens and the Lower East Side Ecology Center.