NYC Compost Project on Staten Island
The New York City 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 programs are carried out by Department-funded staff at the City’s Botanical Gardens and the Lower East Side Ecology Center.
LEARN HOW TO COMPOST
Are you a Teacher, Community Gardener, Landscaper, Camp Director, or Community Group Member interested in composting? The NYC Compost Project on Staten Island 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Date, Time: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace (Compost Demo Site), Staten Island, NY 10301
Want to learn how to make compost? Join the NYC Compost Project on Staten Island for a Composting 101 workshop. Topics include what to compost, selecting the right compost bin, troubleshooting common problems, and harvesting finished compost. Registration is required; call 718.425.3558 or e-mail email@example.com. $5 workshop fee (cash only).
Open House for Teachers
Date, Time: Friday, May 10, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace (bldg. P/classroom B), Staten Island, NY 10301
Looking for new and interesting ways to introduce your students to environmental sustainability? Attend the NYC Compost Project on Staten Island Teacher Open House! Learn about composting activities that can be incorporated into a variety of curricula. The following special guests will be in attendance:
The Greenbelt Environmental Education Department, located at the Greenbelt Nature Center and High Rock Park, offers many ways to connect with the natural environment including class trips, guided hikes, Into the Outdoors programs, early childhood education programs, and a Summer Day Camp.
The Staten Island Zoo offers natural history and animal related programs that can complement your current curriculum.
Contact the NYC Compost Project on Staten Island at 718.425.3558 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
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 email@example.com
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 on Staten Island programs are carried out by Department-funded staff at the City’s Botanical Gardens and the Lower East Side Ecology Center.