Category Archives: Compost

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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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: http://nyc.changeby.us/project/454# 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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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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PlaNYC: Solid Waste

Check out how NYC plans to divert 75% of its solid waste from landfills, HERE.

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Compost for Brooklyn and Ditmas Park CSA Compost Partnership

Compost for Brooklyn is now offering compost collection in partnership with the Ditmas Park CSA during their pick-up hours. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 4:30 to 8:00 pm, you can now bring your veggie scraps and other organic waste to … Continue reading

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PS 217 Visit to Compost for Brooklyn

50 first graders from PS 217 visited Compost for Brooklyn to plant native plants, brew compost tea, paint signs, sow seeds, sift compost, and build a garden that will support beneficial insect populations. Check out the pictures HERE.

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Thank you to everyone that helped make Compost for Brooklyn’s Block Party a great success! for the music Wheeler’s Cloud • Michaela Anne • Lucius • In One Wind • Annie Lynch • Dill Dotson and the Chupacabra Kings for tabling … Continue reading

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