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.

Fall 2016 Open Hours
..pending weather and volunteer availability.

Alternating Saturdays 11-1 pm: October 8, October 22, November 5, November 19, December 3, December 17 (no Jan 1)

Alternating Sundays 2-4 pm: October 2, October 16, October 30, November 13, November 27, December 11 (no December 24)

Alternating Thursdays 1:00-3:30 pm: October 13, October 27, November 10 (no November 24), December 8, December 22

Bring by your residential food scraps such as potato peels, apple cores, coffee grinds, & tea leaves.

No dairy, meat, bones, woody material, lawn clippings, coconut shells, or “compostable” dinnerware.

We run on volunteers—-support us with your time or donations!

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Check out our upcoming  volunteer opportunities through SignUp

Here’s how it works:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/pZ1gt6
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.

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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.