NYC Compost Project (NYCCP), a program of NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY)

by Leah Butz
NYC Compost Project (NYCCP), a program of NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY)
44 Beaver Street
New York

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC's soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally.

Director, Manager or CEO
Marguerite Manela
Year Started
Areas Served
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Core Programs
1. Composting: Operates a network of compost sites that make compost from residential food and yard waste compost and engage volunteers in the process.
2. Technical Assistance: Provides support for NYC community composters.
3. Education & Training: Offers educational compost programs for all ages; workshops, classes, trainings, and the annual NYC Compost Project Master Composter Certificate Course.
4. Public Engagement: Provides information tables, public presentations, and tours of compost sites.
5. Compost Distribution: Distributes compost to support diverse plant life and help improve soil health.
6. Urban Farming: Operates QBG Farm at Queens Botanical Garden to demonstrate the closed loop cycle: food scraps are made into compost, and compost builds healthy soil to grow more food.
Major Issues
City Initiatives/Legislation, Food Waste, Urban Agriculture
Frequently used hashtags
#nyczerowaste#compost #donatenyc #compostproject
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