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NYC Compost Project

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The NYC Compost Project works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally.

The NYC Compost Project offers compost-related workshops and classes, runs the Master Composter Certificate Program, provides technical support, distributes DSNY compost & mulch, develops urban farms, and conducts outreach 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.

Read the 2014 NYC Community Composting Report.

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

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