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Happy International Compost Awareness Week! Week of 5/10 Events! - Big Reuse

Happy International Compost Awareness Week! Week of 5/10 Events!

This week, we’re joining the celebration by reflecting on composting initiatives we’ve spotted in our travels around the world and our work in Queens since borough-wide curbside composting service began there in October 2022 and resumed in March 2023 after the winter pause! Over the last six months we’ve spent in Queens, we’ve canvassed over 32,500 addresses, attended over 300 events, and talked to over 36,000 people. We’ve loved connecting with Queens residents and community groups, and getting them set up to put out their food scraps and yard waste each week on their recycling day. 

If you need compost for your houseplants or a new scrap bin for your kitchen, come find us at one of our upcoming Queens events this weekend!* 

(*Weather permitting; some events will only have scrap bins available)

Saturday, May 13

  • 10am-2pm | Woodside Library Seed Swap | 54-22 Skillman Ave
  • 11am-2pm | Helmet giveaway with CM Holden | Frank Principe Park, Maspeth
  • 11am-3pm | Compost Collective Mother’s Day Market | Yellowstone Blvd & Kessel St
  • 11am-4pm | 141st Road Open Street | 141 Rd between 225 St & 224 St
  • 12pm-5pm | KC giveaway at Langston Hughes Library | 100-01 Northern Blvd
  • 12-2pm | Astoria Park Alliance volunteer day + bulb planting | Astoria Park, 19 19th St

Sunday, May 14

  • 1:30pm-5:30pm | 141st St Open Street | 141 St between 109 Ave & 79 St
  •  9am-2pm |  Down to Earth Farmer's Market | Cunningham Park, 196-10 Union Tpke

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

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