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.

Hours (pending weather and volunteer availability)

New! Garden Hours (No Food Scraps Collected)

Thursdays from 1 pm – 3:30 pm: 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17, 8/31

Come enjoy the beauty and bounty of our native plant garden. All are welcome to participate in garden care – including watering weeding, pruning etc.

Weekend Open Hours (Food Scraps Collected) 

Alternating Saturdays from 11 am- 1 pm:  7/1, 7/15 (canceled due to lack of volunteers), 7/29, 8/12, 8/26
Alternating Sundays from 2 pm- 4 pm: 7/9 (canceled due to lack of volunteers), 7/23, 8/6, 8/20
Come enjoy the beauty and bounty of our native plant garden, drop off food scraps, and lend a hand in chopping and other compost related tasks.

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.

Check out our upcoming  volunteer opportunities through SignUp

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

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.

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.