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Composting Workshops

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The NYC Compost Project (funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling) offers a variety of workshops on indoor and outdoor composting. Search under "organic waste" on the nycwasteless calendar for up and coming workshops and trainings.

Contact the NYC Compost Project site in your borough if you're interested in hosting a composting workshop.

If you've taken a NYC Compost Project workshop, we want to hear how it went! Please take a minute to fill out our online workshop survey. By filling out the survey, you will help us to improve our programs and will be entered to win a free stainless steel compost pail!

If you can't attend a workshops, take advantage of our online composting guides.

outdoor composting
indoor composting with a wormbin
leaving it on the lawn: mulch mowing

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Outdoor Composting illustration: outdoor compost bin

Learn the essentials of composting, from choosing the right bin to harvesting your finished product. You’ll know what to compost, the science of decomposition, ways to speed the process, how to use your finished compost, and helpful tips to avoid or solve common problems. No prior experience is necessary.

Search under "organic waste" on the nycwasteless calendar for up and coming outdoor composting workshops and trainings. If you can't take a composting workshop, check out our online outdoor composting info.

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Indoor Composting with a Wormbin illustration: worm bin

Let worms convert your food scraps into compost for your plants. Vermicomposting with red worms is an easy, odor-free way to compost indoors. Learn how to set up a worm bin, troubleshoot questions, and how to harvest and use the finished vermicompost.

"Wormshop" participants receive a coupon to purchase a worm bin, including 1 lb of worms, at cost for $44 from the NYC Compost Project in Manhattan.

Search under "organic waste" on the nycwasteless calendar for up and coming indoor composting workshops and trainings.

If you can't take a composting workshop, check out our online indoor composting info.

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Leaving it on the Lawn: Mulch Mowing illustration: mulch mower

Grass clippings are 85% water and 5%nitrogen. Leaving grass clippings on the lawn not only prevents waste, it returns water and nutrients to the soil—reducing the need for fertilizer. These workshops provide step-by-step instructions on mulch mowing and seasonal lawn care.

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