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HOST A COMPOST GIVEBACK EVENT FOR YOUR COMMUNITY - 2019 | The 5 Boroughs of New York City | Monday, 01. April 2019

DSNY is thrilled to support local community organizations and elected officials who want to host a Compost Giveback Event for their community! 
By hosting a Compost Giveback Event you will be helping us demonstrate to New Yorkers that their food scraps, food-soiled paper, and yard waste can be transformed into a valuable resouce - compost! 
If you are interested, please fill out this form at least 4 weeks in advance of your proposed event date. 
For these events DSNY provides the following support: 

Delivery of pallets of NYC Compost the week ahead of the event
A flyer using a standard template to promote the event
Event promotion on our website nyc.gov/getcompost
A DSNY representative who can answer questions from the public about our organics recycling programs. 

You will be expected to:

Choose a location for the event that is able to securely store compost up to one week before event date
Choose a date for the event (between 4/1/19 & 11/15/19). 
Determine amount of compost needed, up to 3 pallets (sixty 40lb bags per pallet).
Handle pre-registration from the public
Handle logistics on the day of the event

i.e. Traffic, queuing, event layout

Re-use or dispose of the wooden pallets that hold the bags of compost.
Find a use for any remaining compost after the Giveback Event.