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About compostforbrooklyn

Compost for Brooklyn empowers city residents to sustainably reduce waste and cultivate healthy urban ecosystems.

Nils Wessell: Brooklyn Butcher Blocks

Nils Wessell spends his days not far from Compost for Brooklyn, turning out elegant butcher blocks for his business, Brooklyn Butcher Blocks. About a year ago, C4B was desperate for a source of browns (carbon-rich materials) to balance the compost … Continue reading

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Composting in the Big Leagues: An Interview with Abbe J. Penziner-Bokde

Curbside compost pick-up? City-wide organic waste systems? To New Yorkers, these concepts may sound like wishful thinking, but for people in many urban places around the U.S. and the world, they are reality. Abbe J. Penziner-Bokde has become somewhat of … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget About Greens: Waste Technology and Summer Garden Recipes

By Miriam Garron Last week I went to a conference about food waste recovery. In a highly technical presentation about cutting edge recovery technology, I learned that there is a massive plant in Seoul, South Korea that collects tons of local … Continue reading

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Identify the Impossible, Then Make it Happen

Interview with Eli Colasante, Sarah Lawrence College compost renegade-ambassador Last year, 21-year old college student Eli Colasante might have been famous around campus for the funny smell coming from his dorm room and the occasional worms on its floor. These … Continue reading

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Get on the map!

The Brooklyn Compost Collective has begun mapping all compost sites in Brooklyn. If you’re part of a Brooklyn-based business, household, organization, institution, or community garden that composts, get on the map! E-mail brooklyncompostcollective [at] gmail [dot] com to find out … Continue reading

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Join Compost for Brooklyn on Change by Us NYC!

Share your thoughts and ideas for composting in Brooklyn on our Change by Us NYC site: Change by Us NYC is a new website created by Local Projects and run by the City of New York. It’s a place … Continue reading

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Last weekend at Compost for Brooklyn

Thank you to all of our incredible composters. This week alone, we diverted 770 more pounds of organic waste from NYC’s waste stream!!  

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Compass Green comes to Compost for Brooklyn!

Compass Green will visit Compost for Brooklyn on Sunday, July 10th! Please join us in the garden at Newkirk Avenue and East 8th Street to learn more about this exciting project. About the Project Compass Green is a fully functional … Continue reading

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Compost Containers

We have been getting a lot of questions lately about how to store compost in your kitchen. Many of our composters keep their organic waste in a reusable container in the freezer. However, if keeping food scraps in your freezer … Continue reading

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