Harlem Food Scrap Collection and Compost Volunteer


Cause Areas


Wed Nov 02, 2016 07:45 AM - Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:30 PM


127 Street and Malcolm X BoulevardNew York, NY 10027


The NYC Compost Project hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. We offer compost education workshops, outreach opportunities and organics recycling opportunities throughout Manhattan. The project is funded and managed by the NYC Department of Sanitation's Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling.

The volunteer program with the NYC Compost Project hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center allows volunteers to gain first hand knowledge about composting and waste reduction initiatives in New York City.
Volunteers will focus on the support of our 127 Street & Malcolm X Boulevard Food Scrap Drop-Off on Wednesdays. Volunteers will be stationed at the outdoor food scrap drop-off site where they will assist in receiving food scraps from community members, interfacing with the public and providing compost and recycling information, and aiding in set up and clean up. Volunteers will then join in processing the food scraps for composting which consists of weighing, chopping, and mixing materials. The first day of volunteering will include training.
Additional opportunities for food scrap collection and outreach also exist at our downtown locations (days and times vary). Please inquire in your submission if interested.


  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training

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