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.
Beginning 10/29/12: Open Hours Suspended for Renovations
After well over two years of uninterrupted and very productive use, the C4B compost system is in need of repairs and renovations, so open hours are temporarily suspended while we upgrade our infrastructure. Assuming agreeable weather, the last open hours for the fall of 2012 are Sunday, October 28, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
While we are closed, bring your scraps to:
1. Cortelyou Greenmarket, (Cortelyou Road btwn Argyle & Rugby), on Sundays from 8:00am to 1:00pm
2. Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket (NW corner of Prospect Park), Saturdays from 8:00am to 3:30pm
3. Carroll Gardens Greenmarket (Carroll St b/t Smith & Court), Sundays from 8:00am to 1:00pm
…or check here for more locations.
Open hours will resume again in the spring of 2013. Before then, we will be hosting a series of workdays to move the current compost through the system, build new bins, repair existing structures, and more. Check back here for updates on dates and times for volunteer workdays. We look forward to seeing everyone back in the garden soon!
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. We also offer on-site visits to help our neighbors identify and install the composting system that best fits their lifestyle.
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.