Compost Program

Why Make Compost?

Almost 30% of New York City’s garbage is made up of food. When sent to a landfill it contributes to the City’s disposal costs and can create greenhouse gas emissions. When turned into compost, your food scraps and other organic waste materials help improve the quality of soil for street trees, community gardens and more.

What Can I Bring?
We can make compost from fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, egg and nut shells, pits, cut or dried flowers, houseplants and potting soil.

Please DON’T bring meat, chicken, fish, greasy food scraps, fat, oil, dairy, animal waste, litter or bedding, coal or charcoal, coconuts, diseased and/or insect-infested houseplants/soil or biodegradable/compostable plastics.

When Can I Drop it Off?
Bring your food scraps during any Open Hours.

Questions? Email Janet on, using the subject line Composting so I know it’s not spam.