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.

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

Alternating Saturdays 11-1 pm: July 2, July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27, September 10, September 24

Alternating Sundays 2-4 pm: July 10, July 24, August 7, August 21, September 4, September 18

Alternating Thursdays 1:00-3:30 pm: July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18, September 1, September 15, September 29

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

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

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.

Volunteer with us! Check out our upcoming  volunteer opportunities through Volunteer Spot. You will need to enter your email to view the calendar, but the system will not share your email address with third parties.

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.