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Wed Apr 05, 2017 01:00 PM - Wed Apr 26, 2017 03:00 PM


Fireboat House off Grand StreetEast River ParkNew York, NY 10009


Volunteer with one of New York City’s oldest community composting programs! The Lower East Side Ecology Center in partnership with the NYC Compost Project diverts over 400 tons of food scraps from landfills annually. Food scraps are collected locally and then processed into compost at the East River Park Compost Yard. The finished compost is then used for community greening projects to revitalize tree beds and soils across the city.

The Ecology Center and the NYC Compost Project currently seek volunteers to participate in one their Compost Volunteer Workdays every Wednesday in April from 1pm -3pm: 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 . Work gloves will be provided.


  • Sifting and bagging finished compost
  • General compost site maintenance such as cleaning up debris
  • Site organization
  • Other activities related to the composting operations


  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Wear closed-toed shoes and weather appropriate clothing that can get dirty. Work boots or rubber boots recommended.
  • Be prepared for a moderate amount of physical activity (shoveling, lifting up to 30lb bags of compost, working up a sweat, etc.)
  • Bring your own water bottle


Reoccurs every Wednesday in April from 1:00PM - 3:00PM. Please indicate which date you would like to volunteer.

  • Wednesday, April 5, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Wednesday, April 12, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Wednesday, April 19, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Wednesday, April 26, 1:00PM - 3:00PM


Fireboat House, off Grand Street

East River Park

New York, NY 10009


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • One 2-hour volunteer shift

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