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Countdown to Compost!

The countdown to composting in Brooklyn is almost over! Although there’s not going to be a ball drop and confetti, we’ll help you keep track of important composting dates so you’re ready to go when service starts!

  • 11 days until service officially starts October 2nd. Service in your neighborhood will fall on your first recycling day after October 2nd. You can confirm your collection days here.

    • Composting leaf and yard waste also becomes mandated for Brooklyn residents at this time. 

    • As a reminder yard waste can be mixed with food scraps in your brown bin, placed in a separate labeled bin, or placed in clear plastic or brown paper bags on your recycling day. 

    • Food scraps must go in a DSNY Brown Bin or your own labeled bin

  • 23 days until the brown bin order form closes on October 13th. You can find the form here. This will be your only guaranteed window to get a free bin, so order it while you can. 

  • If you miss this window or find you need additional space for food scraps, you can always place a decal on your own bin that has a secure lid and is under 55 gallons. You can order the decals here.

  • Curbside composting will expand to Staten Island and the Bronx on March 25th, 2024 and Manhattan on October 7th 2024. 

    • Keep your eyes out for updates on Brown Bin order forms for each borough.

Learn more about the program at nyc.gov/curbsidecomposting.

Have ideas for community events in Brooklyn we should be attending? Want us to speak to your Brooklyn-based organization? Contact us at compostoutreach@bigreuse.org

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