We are continuing our compost project this year with much thanks to Christ Church. Our bins are located behind the shed at the distribution site. If you would like to compost, please follow these simple guidelines.
We have a limited supply of buckets, please bring your own if you can.
1) All compostables should be placed in the far left bin ONLY (left as you are looking at the bins)
2) We accept:
- the uneaten portions of fruits and vegetables (be sure to remove stickers, rubber bands, twist ties etc.)
- please cut open any hard squashes (in half is sufficient)
- undressed starches, such as breads, rice & pasta
- coffee ground and filters, loose tea or tea in bagss
- stale breads and other waste grain products
- egg shells
3) We do not accept:
- fats or animal products of any kind (other than egg shell)
- table scraps as they generally have been mixed with fats from cooking or dressing
- "compostable" products such as disposal flat or serving wear or diapers
- cut grass, pulled weeds, or woody plant cuttings. Read more for why grass does not compost well.
- animal bedding and feces
4) Thanks to all those who have participated in the past, we have finished compost for the taking. This compost will be screened and placed in lidded containers next to the produce. If you take compost we ask that you please return the lidded container at the next pick-up. This compost is great for feeding veggie and flower gardens, trees and house plants, and can be sprinkled into grass.
If you have any questions about composting with the CSA, please feel free to email me using the contact form and selecting COMPOST PROJECT.
Thanks, and I look forward to another great season!
2013 Compost Coordinator, CSA
- NYC Compost Project Tip Sheet has information about what to compost, adding equal parts GREENS and BROWNS, materials to avoid. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE with symptoms, problems and solutions.
- Indoor Composting with a Worm Bin tells you how to choose a bin and add worms, what to compost, harvesting and using your vermicompost. There is troubleshooting info for odor problems and fruit flies.
- NYC Outdoor Composting Guide is a 16-page brochure full of valuable information on composting.
- NYC Master Composter Manual is a 153-page guide for the certification course on becoming a MASTER COMPOSTER.
- Everything You Have Always Wanted to Know About Home Composting... is a 8-page brochure from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation