Three bay wooden compost bins.

We Compost Collective

We Compost Collective program offers opportunity for near-by Broome County residents to compost their food scraps, garden, and yard waste. Individuals living in apartments where composting is not permitted or houses with limited backyard space are encouraged to join. Members will have access to the compost bin after attending a short orientation training of 30-50 minutes. 

We expect members to gain experience and skills gained as site maintenance will be shared by members and volunteers. We hope that composting will become an activity that members will continue to support beyond this program. 

Location

We Compost @ CCE Broome

  • To the right of the Broome County Regional Farmers Market at 840 Upper Front Street, Binghamton.

Residents in Broome County are eligible to join the program. The number of participants may be limited as to fit within the capacity of the composting bins. Frequent visitors of the Broome County Regional Farmers Market, Cutler Botanic Garden, and Taste NY store may also be interested in joining.

We Compost Collective can help start and support other composting locations in collaboration with another group or organization. Contact Josh if your group is interested in hosting a We Compost site to serve your community. 

How to Join

  1. Fill out the We Compost Collective Sign-Up survey.
  2. Attend a short (30-60 minute) compost orientation training. This training will cover the basics of composting and operations of the compost system.
  3. Sign and return the We Compost Collective Member Agreement, follow rules of the group, and meet the minimal service requirement.

Contact

Josh Enderle
Recycling and Composting Educator
jse67@cornell.edu
(607) 584-5011

Last updated June 3, 2021