Queens Reuse Center

3-17 26th Ave. Astoria, NY 11102
718-777-0132 x2

Brooklyn Reuse Center

69 9th St. Gowanus, NY 11215
718-725-8925 x2


NYC Compost Project





NYC Compost Project hosted by Build It Green!NYC Food Scrap Drop-off Locations

All sites are open rain or shine.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept commercially generated waste at any of our drop-off locations.


Mondays: 10am-4pm
Wednesdays: 5pm-8pm
Thursdays: 12pm-6pm
Fridays: 9:30am-12:30pm
CLOSED: July 6th through July 20th
Thank you for your patience. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Open 24 hours a day / 7 days per week
Bin located in the parking lot at 11th Street between 36 and 37 Aves, Long Island City.

Questions about this location? Call the pantry 718-482-8226 or email longislandcitycsa@gmail.com

BIG! Queens Reuse Center (Commercial waste such as wood shavings is not accepted)
Open all week, M-F 10am-6pm and weekends 10am-5pm

3-17 26th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102


Jackson Heights Greenmarket
Sundays, 8am-2pm
34th Ave between 77 & 78 Streets

Forest Hills Greenmarket
Sundays, 8am-2pm
South side of Queens Blvd at 70th Avenue

McGolrick Park Farmers Market, Down to Earth Farmers Markets
Sundays, 11am-3pm
Drop-off located in the center of McGolrick Park


Queens Library at Steinway
Mondays, 8-11am
21-45 31st Street

Commuter Composting at Vernon Jackson 7
Mondays, 8am-11am
Drop-off located at the N corner of Vernon Mall at Vernon Blvd & 50th Avenue

Commuter Composting at Greenpoint Avenue G
Mondays, 8am-11am
Drop-off located in front of The Garden Food Market, 921 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222


Commuter Composting at Broadway N/Q
Tuesdays, 8am-11am
Near the SE entrance to the Broadway N/Q, on 31st Street in front of the parking lot.


Build It Green!NYC Brooklyn, in partnership with Gowanus Canal Conservancy
Thursdays, 10am to 6pm
69 9th St, Gowanus NY 11215


Build It Green!NYC Brooklyn, in partnership with Gowanus Canal Conservancy
Fridays, 10am to 4pm
69 9th St, Gowanus NY 11215


Queens Library at Broadway
Saturdays, 11am-3pm
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City

Sunnyside Greenmarket
Saturdays, 8am-2pm
Skillman Ave between 42 and 43 Streets

Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket
Saturdays, 8am-2pm (Stayed tuned for seasonal dates in 2015)
Vernon Blvd & Broadway, Long Island City

The NYC Compost Project hosted by Build It Green!NYC is working hard to increase the number of opportunities for NYC residents to drop off their food scraps and yard waste for local composting. We accept and process food scraps as part of the NYC Compost Project funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation. Please visit on.nyc.gov/lorp for more info. Our food scrap drop-off sites are made possible by our incredible community partners, including GrowNYC, Queens Library, and Hour Children Food Pantry. If you have an idea for a new drop off location, please let us know by emailing compost@bignyc.org.

Food Scrap Drop-Offs Managed by Our Community Partners:

If our drop off locations are not convenient for you, check out this list or visit bit.ly/nycLORP for food scrap composting opportunities across the city.

NYC Compost Project

Compost for Brooklyn
Earth Matter
Lower East Side Ecology Center
North Brooklyn Compost Project
Project Farm
LIC Community Garden


Are you a part of community based composting program in NYC and want to be listed here? Let us know! Email compost@bignyc.org.