Curbside compost collection starting in Brooklyn on Monday

Spread mulch, it’s the Brooklyn way!

Curbside compost collection will commence in Brooklyn starting Monday, Oct. 2, with the Department of Sanitation set to begin separately picking up organic waste from other refuse in the city’s most populous borough.

Brooklyn is the second borough to join the city’s universal organics pickup program, after it became permanent and year-round in Queens back in March. Compost collection will start in the Bronx and Staten Island in March of next year, and will come to Manhattan next October.