About Us

Compost for Brooklyn (C4B) is a community composting project based in Kensington, Brooklyn, New York. We are committed to ecological restoration, composting, and education in our local neighborhood and beyond.

Compost for Brooklyn – Winter Open Hours:

Every Thursday from 1-3:30 pm through the end of March
•The 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 11-1 pm through the end of March:

January 25th
February 8th
February 22nd
March 8th
March 22nd

We are currently accepting residential food scraps only (no dairy, meat, bones, woody material, lawn clippings, coconut shells or “compostable” dinnerware). We look forward to seeing everyone back in the garden soon!

Ecological Restoration

We are dedicated to growing healthier urban communities from the soil on up. Come see how we have used our compost to transform a once vacant lot into a thriving refuge for plants, pollinators, and community members!


Compost for Brooklyn empowers city residents to reduce waste through our free community composting program at our garden in Kensington, Brooklyn.  

Please join our mailing list to receive updates about schedule changes and cancellations.

Compost for Brooklyn is entirely run by volunteers. Please contact us at volunteer [at] compostforbrooklyn [dot] org if you’re interested in volunteering to host open hours.

Compost for Brooklyn is fiscally sponsored by the Open Space Institute as part of its Citizen Action Program.