The NYC Compost Project works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. The compost facility is part of the NYC Compost Project, and part of a community-scale composting network in New York City. The finished compost is used in community gardens, on street trees, and in public beautification projects.
The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse is a program funded by the New York City Department of Sanitation, which features a food scrap compost facility, located under the Queensboro Bridge. The compost facility uses the GORE® Cover System technology, which is a covered aerated static pile (ASP) system. SCS Engineers prepared a new facility layout, which will increase the processing capacity of the site to 1000 cubic yards of food scraps annually.
The facility layout occupies a ½-acre parcel and includes the following:
Vector nuisances and odor generation are minimized through the use of the cover system and contact water is collected. The GORE® Cover system utilizes forced aeration, coupled with a semi-permeable membrane cover, to achieve a fully-encapsulated composting process.