JH SCRAPS: a community composting project

JH SCRAPS: a community composting project

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Jackson Heights Scrap Collection to Restore our Area’s Poor Soils (JH SCRAPS) has been successfully operating since early fall 2012. The compost collection program is open for compost collection every Saturday from 10-2, rain or shine.

The operation is the idea of a local group of Master Composters trained at the Queens Botanical Garden, who wanted Jackson Heights base for composting and other environmental concerns. A key word here is LOCAL. JH SCRAPS intends to collect and return to Jackson Height’s green spaces the rich soil that our food scraps can provide once they are composted.

JH SCRAPS provides information and education on environmental issues specific to our Jackson Heights concerns.Composters – and compost-curious – are welcome to visit JH SCRAPS during hours of operation. Bring your food scraps, collect information about the process, ask questions and support this new JHBG project.

JH SCRAPS is funded under the Jackson Heights Beautification Group leadership in partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation, which owns the site and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection which has a pump station on the property.


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