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 June
•The 2nd and 4th Saturday from 11-1 pm of every month through the end of June:

  • April 12th & April 26th
  • May 10th & May 24th
  • June 14th & June 28th

We accept residential food scraps such as potato peels, apple cores, coffee grinds, tea leaves, etc.

We do not accept dairy, meat, bones, woody material, lawn clippings, coconut shells, or “compostable” dinnerware).

 

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!

Composting

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.