Compost

Gowanus Canal Conservancy has been composting on the Salt Lot since 2011. In 2017, thanks to funding from District 39 participatory budgeting, Gowanus Canal Conservancy worked with NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse to begin operating the largest community-based compost facility in Brooklyn. Using electric blowers to force air through the compost pile, the facility is capable of processing up to 200 tons of organic matter per year.

Fill out this form to request free finished compost! Please note, compost is only distributed to public greening projects led by community groups, schools, or individuals.

Partners and Sponsors

NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse
GrowNYC
Council Member Brad Lander
Council Member Stephen Levin
NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY)
NYC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)