NYS Compost Awareness Week 2021

New York State joins states, regions, and countries around the world that promote International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), the first full week of May devoted to educating the public on “the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment.” 

Join us in celebrating ICAW 2021 (May 2 – 8) as we highlight this year's theme: "Grow, Eat...Compost...Repeat" 

Virtual Composting Educational Opportunities

(Information to be listed early 2021.)

Compost Bin Sales

(Information to be listed early 2021.)

Food Scraps Drop-Off & Residential Collection Services

If you are not able to compost at home, check out the map below to see if there are any food scraps drop-off programs or residential collection services near you. (Note: Drop-off programs may be suspended due to COVID-19. Contact local program managers before attempting to drop off food scraps.)

Home Composting Resources 

Interested in learning how to compost at home? Exlpore the links below:

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Do you know of composting-related opportunities happening in your region? Feel free to submit information to NYSAR3's Organics Council Chair, Jesse Kerns, at jekerns@syr.edu.