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With May in full swing, things are busy at the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse! Here are five ways you can stay involved!

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Drop Off Food Scraps
Woman empties compost bin at a food scrap drop off.
Save your food scraps and drop them off at any one of our 14 food scrap drop-offs in Western Queens and Northern Brooklyn. Find a drop-off near you! 

Check out these quick pointers on how to get started!
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Volunteer
Volunteers at the Queensbridge processing site
Participate in our Volunteer Processing Site Workdays, Wednesdays from 3 to 5 pm! Bag finished compost, remove litter, and more, all while learning about our work in the community. Register now at Eventbrite.

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Tour Our Processing Site
Man removes cover from compost windrow
Join us for our upcoming Instameet—get a behind-the-scenes tour of NYC Compost Project sites and share your experiences on Instagram

On Wednesday, May 30, learn how NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse was able to divert over 1 million pounds of organic waste from landfills in 2017! Register Here.

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Request Compost
Bags of NYC Compost
Do your part to improve the health of New York City soils. Request finished compost for public greening projects such as community gardens, street tree care, and more! Fill out the form here!

Need compost for private, residential use? Check out nyc.gov/compost for additional opportunities. 

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Spread the Word!
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Tell your friends, family, and neighbors the ways in which they too can improve the health of the city, all while reducing their carbon footprint. Check out our website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
 
Food Scrap Drop-Offs Closed Memorial Day--Monday, May 28
Vernon-Jackson, Irving Square Park, and Broadway Library food scrap drop-offs will be closed for Memorial Day. Can't wait one week to drop off your food scraps? Check out this comprehensive list of drop-offs around New York City.
Sustainable Events, Opportunities, and Readings
 

Have a blast at the Governor’s Island Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 27! You can volunteer with Earth Matter to make this a Zero Waste event!

Check out the 2018 Socrates Sculpture Park calendar to find awesome upcoming events, including Queens Green Day on Saturday, June 2!

Sign up for the 4th Annual Queens Bike Tour on Sunday, June 3rd. Explore compost sites, gardens and the bike paths that connect them in Eastern Queens.

Black Urban Growers is offering a paid Community Garden Internship. Find out more info and meet the instructors on Tuesday, June 5.

On Saturday, June 9, LES Ecology Center celebrates their 20th year at East River Park at their Annual Summer Picnic!

Are you a student researching compost? Apply for the Composting Council’s Young Investigators Scholarship by June 30 to get funding for your research and education.

Need a sustainable way to water your garden or yard? NYC Department of Environmental Protection is hosting rainbarrel giveaways throughout the city.

Connect with other local park stewards at the Partnerships for Parks hosted Queens Parks Connections dinner and mingle.

Join other movers and shakers in the food waste reduction movement at the U.S. Food Waste Summit in June.

Brighter Bites is hiring for a Spanish speaking Program Coordinator to help bring fresh food to underserved communities.

Or check out this opening for a Seasonal Culinary Educator with GrowNYC, leading cooking demos geared toward children.

Here's a nifty article from Reader’s Digest, highlighting items often mistakenly put in recycling. DSNY also has an easy search tool, telling you how to get rid of almost everything!

A lot of people are talking about carbon sequestration as a way to combat climate change, from turning carbon dioxide into rocks to improving our agricultural practices in order to store carbon in farmland soil.

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