After turning yard waste and fallen trees into compost or mulch at Sanitation Compost Sites, the DSNY Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling (BWPRR) makes it available to city agencies and nonprofits for use in gardening, soil mitigation, or habitat improvement projects [download request form]. (Find out more about NYC organizations working to create more green spaces.)
In the past, BWPRR has given away compost to NYC residents at Compost Giveback Events. In 2012, BWPRR initiated a new program for people to request compost or mulch to improve the soil around NYC street trees.
For a list of organizations receiving NYC Compost, click on the links, below.
Active Citizen Project