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Curbside Composting Outreach

Curbside composting has resumed in NYC on a rolling basis, based on the number of sign-ups in each eligible neighborhood. More information on the program, including how to sign up, can be found at nyc.gov/curbsidecomposting and makecompost.nyc.

Community Engagement

The Curbside Composting Outreach team, in partnership with DSNY, promotes awareness of curbside composting through a variety of outreach initiatives in all five boroughs:

Tabling at community events
Presentations and webinars
Giving away bagged compost and paper lawn and leaf bags
Engaging residents of high rise buildings through kitchen container giveaways
Canvassing to encourage participation and grow sign-ups

Testimonials

Meet the team

Vivian Carter

Outreach Associate

Outreach Associate Vivian Carter is a long-time NYC resident and community activist. A retired lawyer, grant writer, and communications professional who also served in the NYC Teaching Fellows Program, Viv is thrilled to be connecting directly with New Yorkers to talk about curbside composting.

Lawrence Chang

Outreach Associate (per diem)

Outreach Associate Lawrence Chang has worked on the NYC compost program in the past. He is a graduate of Health and Human services with Statue University of Buffalo in early childhood and geriatric. He loves swimming, running, and outdoor activities. Lawrence has a deep connection with the environment and would like to continue to assist the expansion of the New York City curbside compost project.

Emily Chingay

Outreach Associate

Emily Chingay recently moved back home after studying Political Science and Human Rights at Binghamton University. While growing up in Westchester, she grew a love and appreciation for nature and protecting the environment. In her free time, she enjoys running with her dog, reading, and finding new hobbies.

Alexis Larreategui

Outreach Associate

Outreach Associate Alexis Larreategui was born and raised in Queens, NY. As an enthusiastic environmentalist, Alexis graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a degree in Environmental Studies. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, promoting curbside composting, and volunteering in her community.

Kelly McCabe

Outreach Associate

When she's not spreading the word about compost, Kelly McCabe can be found getting to know Queens, taking care of her jungle of houseplants, or spoiling her cat. She graduated from Princeton University with a major in Spanish.

Robin Moulton

Outreach Associate

Outreach Associate Robin Moulton recently moved to NYC after returning from serving in the Peace Corps in Uganda. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Robin enjoys writing, outdoor adventures, traveling, and helping more New Yorkers learn about composting.

Kirty Singh

Outreach Associate

Kirty Singh is a native New Yorker with a passion for sustainability and preserving the environment. Having participated in environmental protection programs and groups from high school to college, she is continuing to work for a greener New York this time focusing on composting.

Kate Sundberg

Outreach Associate

After graduating from Wesleyan University with a degree in Chemistry and Environmental Studies, Outreach Associate Kate Sundberg worked with NJPIRG Students at Rutgers University training college students to run effective campaigns on public interest issues. She recently moved to Brooklyn to do outreach for the curbside composting program. In her free time, Kate enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking, and knitting.

Sarah Woodruff

Outreach Associate

Outreach Associate Sarah Woodruff went from volunteering at GrowNYC's and Nurture BK's composting sites to working full time on outreach around DSNY's Curbside Composting program. After ten years in the book publishing industry, she still loves to read and support authors, and is always looking to learn more about sustainability and the environment.

Kym Buzdygon

Project Manager

Project Manager Kym Buzdygon recently moved to NYC after working in conservation and sustainability in southern CA and the Pacific Northwest. A graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Washington's Evans School, Kym enjoys outdoor adventures, making pottery, and helping more New Yorkers access curbside composting. 

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