Compost at 97th Street Greenmarket (Friday) - October


Event Description:



Volunteer with GrowNYC's Compost to promote organics diversion for composting in New York City. Every Friday, food scraps are collected from neighborhood residents at the 97th Greenmarket and transported to a local compost site for processing. Volunteers are needed to help Compost Coordinators manage this busy food scrap drop-off by assisting with outreach, explanation, and physical work. No experience necessary, just bring a positive attitude and enthusiasm for waste diversion and recycling.


In an effort to create the safest food scrap drop off safe possible, volunteers will help direct the public (from a safe distance) to practice awareness and social distancing. We will provide you with single-use gloves, hand sanitizer, and wipes, and masks but if you have your own we encourage you to bring your own!


We are enforcing the following measures to ensure the public and your safety:

- Keep a 6ft distance between yourself and others and avoid any physical contact.

- Chalk or tape up spaces as line indicators

- Direct and managing lines so participants stay at least 6 feet apart from each other

- Assist with participant counts with a tally counter

- Help open and close bins, and collect recyclable items.

- If you feel unsafe, please do not hesitate to step back.


Please DO NOT sign up to volunteer if you:

- Are feeling sick or showing any of these symptoms 

- Have knowingly been in close or proximate contact with someone in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19?

- Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

- Traveled domestically in the US or internationally within the last 14 days

  • If you have traveled from within one of the designated states with significant community spread, based upon Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 205 issued on June 25, 2020, which has been updated, the following states meet the criteria for required quarantine: please read it right here


Volunteers must be 18 years or older and have previously attended the GrowNYC Volunteer Orientation. New volunteers must take a virtual GrowNYC Volunteer Orientation. 

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Volunteers must be 18 years and older. 


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Date/Time &
Fri, Oct 30, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM   
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Event Meeting Location: 97th Street Greenmarket

97th Street Greenmarket
New York, NY 10025

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Event Organizer: Nabjot Kaur
917-439-2923 / 212-788-7900 x223
Event Category:
1) Recycling / 3) Greenmarket