FARM & COMPOST

Farm & Compost

NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden

Thanks to the dedication and hard work of so many New Yorkers and local organizations, NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is back!

Some funding for community composting has been restored in the City’s budget by the City Council. This funding will allow NYC Compost Project hosted by QBG to support public food scrap drop-off sites (FSDOs) and accept material for composting.

NYC Compost Project hosted by QBG will be supporting community members who want to host a public food scrap drop-off site in their community. We will set you up with a bin and tools to compost and maintain your site yourself.  We also will be working with community FSDOs who need to haul any overflow of organics materials they cannot process themselves. We will likely be limited to supporting food scrap drop-offs and processing organic material here at QBG.

If you have questions about setting up your own compost system or opening a public Food Scrap Drop-Off, email [email protected].

If you are interested in finding a public FSDO near you, please check out the DSNY Map of NYC Food Scrap Drop-Off Sites.

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 project is funded by the NYC City Council and managed by the NYC Department of Sanitation’s Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability.

About The NYC Compost Project

The NYC Compost Project helps to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild City soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost. Funded since 1993 by the Department of Sanitation’s Bureau of Reuse and Sustainability, our team works to implement this mission through innovative compost and farming programs. With our one-acre farm, pollinator habitat, and compost bin display, we demonstrate how New Yorkers can participate in diverting waste and improving our urban soils. Why compost? Composting is a simple way to start making big changes in our environment. Compost It reduces waste sent to landfills, provides necessary nutrients to plants, and is a great way to connect with nature in our bustling metropolis.