NYS Compost Awareness Week 2022

The 2022 theme is:
Recipe for Regeneration: Compost

Dates: Sunday, May 1st - Saturday, May 7th

NYS Compost Awareness Week occurs each year during the first full week of May. Join NYSAR3 and communities across the State for this annual celebration that promotes International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), an initiative by the Compost Research and Education Foundation (CREF) that strives to raise public awareness about the many benefits of composting and how to make and use compost to regenerate soils.

See below for a list of events and resources related to composting. Do you know of events happening in your region? Submit information to NYSAR3's Organics Council Chair, Jesse Kerns, at jekerns@syr.edu to be considered for inclusion in the listings below: 

Composting Educational Opportunities

Compost Bin Sales & Giveaways

Food Scraps Drop-Off & Collection Services

If you are unable 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.

If you are interested in helping your community to collect and compost more food scraps, consider becoming a "Soil Maker" or a "Soil Supporter" by checking out MakeSoil.  

Home Composting Resources 

Are you interested in learning how to compost at home or sharing educational composting resources with others? Explore the links below:

Compost Videos & Music

NYS CAW 2021 News Coverage

NYS CAW Ambassadors & Educators

Are you interested in organizing a compost-related event for your community or helping to promote NYS Compost Awareness Week? If so, consider joining a network of NYS compost educators, community organizers, and local governments who are actively participating and supporting each other in this year's celebrations. Our final meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 26th from 12:00-12:30 p.m. To join, email NYSAR3's Organics Council Chair, Jesse Kerns, at jekerns@syr.edu.