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Compost Workday

Thursday, September 13, 2018

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

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Come volunteer in our yard! The LES Ecology Center, in partnership with the NYC Compost Project, diverts over 450 tons of food scraps from landfills annually. The food scraps are collected locally and then processed into compost at the East River Park Compost Yard. Volunteers will help us sift and bag compost and keep our yard in working order.

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  • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
    Participants must be 18 years or older to attend.
  • How do I get to East River Park Compost Yard?
    The East River Compost Yard is located within East River Park. Detailed directions can be found here. The site is the lot directly south of the amphitheather. The entrance is on the side facing the FDR not the waterfront.
  • What will volunteers be doing?
    Volunteers will help with tasks related to composting operations. Tasks include sifting and bagging finished compost and general compost site maintenance. Kneeling, squatting, or lifting 30 pound compost bags might be among the physical activities. Volunteers should let site coordinator know if they have a physical limitation before tasks are assigned. Gloves, tools and materials will be provided.
  • What should I wear?
    Please wear sturdy closed-toed shoes (preferably hiking boots, rain boots, or work boots; please note that during heavy periods of rainfall, the yard can get muddy), and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Dress appropriately for the weather. Hat and sunscreen are strongly recommended.
  • What should I bring?
    Water bottle and small snack if desired. Pack on the light-side!
  • What if I am late?
    Please give yourself an extra 15 minutes to navigate to the park. We will start promptly at 1pm. In the case that you are late, please make sure you sign in before joining in on the activities.
  • How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
    Email Lia at with inquires related to this event.


East River Park Compost Yard in Corlears Hook Park
Directions to this location
Location Details:
South of the amphitheater



Event Organizer

LES Ecology Center, NYC Compost Project

Contact Number

(212) 477-4022

Contact Email


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