Compost On-The-Go

In addition to collections located alongside our food programs, GrowNYC hosts drop-offs conveniently located near mass transit in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx, in partnership with the NYC Department of Sanitation.  Once a week, our friendly compost coordinators will accept your household fruit and vegetable scraps to be composted as you head out to start your day—look for our orange tent!

View all GrowNYC food scrap collections, including Greenmarket, Youthmarket, and Fresh Food Box locations.

In cases of severe weather, sites may close early or be cancelled. Please drop early and check our blog or follow us on social media for schedule updates.

Bronx 3rd Ave - 149th St 149th St & 3rd Ave (map) 2/3 trains Fridays, 7am-11:00am

149th St - Grand Concourse

149th St & Grand Concourse (map) 2/5 trains Fridays, 7:15am-11:15am
Bronx 161st St - Yankee Stadium 161st St & River Ave (map) B/D trains Fridays, 7:30am-11:15am
Bronx Brook Ave 138th St & Brook Ave (map) 6 train Fridays, 6:45am-10:45am 
Bronx Burnside Ave Burnside & Jerome Aves (map) 4 train Fridays, 7:30am-10:30am
Bronx Fordham Plaza E Fordham Rd b/t Webster & 3rd Aves (map) Metro North Fridays, 7am-11am
Bronx Fordham Road E Fordham Rd & Jerome Ave (map) 4 train Fridays, 7:15am-10:45am
Manhattan 96th St 

96th St & Lexington Ave (map)

6 train Wednesdays, 7:15am-10:30am
Manhattan 116th St 

116th St & Lexington Ave (map)

6 train Wednesdays, 7:30am-10:30am 
Manhattan 137th St - City College

137th St & Broadway (map)

1 train Wednesdays, 7:15am-11am 
Manhattan 145th St

145th St & Edgecombe (map)

A/B/C/D trains Wednesdays, 6:30am-10am 
Manhattan 157th St 

157th St & Broadway (map)

1 train Wednesdays, 7am-11am 
Manhattan 181st St

Ft. Washington Ave b/t 183rd & 185th Sts (map)

A train

Wednesdays, 6:45am-11:15am

Manhattan Cathedral Parkway (110th St)

110th St & Central Park West (map)

B/C trains

Wednesdays, 6:45am-10:15am 

Manhattan Central Park North (110th St)

110th St, St. Nicholas & Lenox Aves (map)

2/3 trains

Wednesdays, 7am-10:15am

Manhattan Dyckman St 

Dyckman St & Broadway (map)

A train Wednesdays, 6:30am-11:30am

This spring, GrowNYC's garden program has been busy doing what we do best: building new gardens! 

We've started work on 5 new community gardens in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.

  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Teach

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.