NYC Compost Project in the Bronx

The NYC Compost Project in the Bronx provides compost outreach and education to Bronx community gardeners, schools, residents, organizations, and businesses. The NYC Compost Project is funded and managed by the Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling, part of New York City’s Department of Sanitation.

Contact Information
NYC Compost Project in the Bronx
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-5126

Compost Helpline: 718.817.8543
E-mail: compost@nybg.org

Compost Demonstration at The New York Botanical Garden
For an introduction to the different stages of composting and to the types of bins suitable for home, school, and community gardens, visit the Compost Demonstration area in the Home Gardening Center at the Botanical Garden. Master Composters frequently conduct hands-on compost workshops and Q&A sessions, offering visitors the practical tips, advice, and encouragement they need to take composting to the next level. Find out about upcoming NYC Compost Project in the Bronx workshops and trainings.

Compost Bins
New York City residents can purchase various types of backyard compost bins and also worm compost bins at reduced prices from certain NYC Compost Project sites. Attend a Worm Bins Made Easy workshop, which includes a discount coupon toward the purchase of a worm bin with worms. Click here to ask for information on how to choose, customize, and construct your own compost bin out of new or recycled materials.

Compost Workshops
The NYC Compost Project in the Bronx offers a variety of workshops on how to start, manage, or build an indoor or outdoor compost system that recycles leaves, garden trimmings, or food scraps into compost. Click here for NYC Compost Project in the Bronx workshops.

Master Composter Certificate Course
This comprehensive “train-the-trainer” course is designed to promote the practice of composting in homes, schools, and community gardens in the Bronx. The program is conducted each spring and consists of six Tuesday evening classes, two Saturday field trips, and 30 hours of Bronx-based volunteer outreach service in compost education and promotion. The course materials fee is $40; limited scholarships are available. For additional course details and an online application, click here.

Community Garden Compost Certificate Program
The Community Garden Compost Certificate is awarded to Bronx Green-Up gardens that demonstrate a commitment to creating and maintaining their own composting system. To become certified, a garden must demonstrate leadership, team-building, and troubleshooting skills among its own gardeners and with others to make and harvest compost at its site. This certificate program is tailored for each participating Bronx community garden. To enroll your community garden in this program, e-mail the NYC Compost Project in the Bronx.