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

    DSNY 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.

    Find composting resources.

    Composting Literature

    You can download or request free copies of composting tip sheets and guides.

    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
    • How to use mulch

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

    The Department of Sanitation is shipping orders only for decals and large signs at this time. You can still download other printed materials online.

    Download Department of Sanitation materials.