You can get information about composting from the Department of Sanitation (DSNY).

Topics include:

  • How to use outdoor composting bins for food and yard waste
  • Reducing waste by leaving grass clippings on your lawn
  • How to start indoor composting with a worm bin

DSNY also funds and manages the NYC Compost Project, which offers compost-related workshops and classes throughout the five boroughs. The Project also runs neighborhood-based food scrap drop-off opportunities, ensuring that those food scraps are composted locally. 

Learn about composting resources through DSNY.

How to Request Compost Information from DSNY

You can request or download free copies of Department of Sanitation materials, including:

  • Brochures
  • Guides
  • Flyers
  • Posters
  • Decals
  • Signs

If you are requesting paper copies by mail, you should get them within 30 days of ordering.

Download or request Department of Sanitation materials.