GrowNYC Food Scrap Collection Schedule

GrowNYC offers food scrap collection at dozens of Greenmarket, Youthmarket, Fresh Food Box, and Compost On-The-Go* locations city-wide; see map and list below for details. Please consult our list of what we do and do not accept.

There are over 150 residental Food Scrap Drop-Off sites in NYC, see the full list here.

Please adhere to the drop-off schedule at each location. Food scraps cannot be accepted after stated hours.  All locations are year-round unless noted otherwise. 

*Compost On-The-Go (COTG) sites are stand-alone collections located near mass transit--look for our orange tent!

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

Want schedule changes sent to your inbox? Sign up for Food Scrap Drop-Off Alerts for important updates in your borough.  

Partner Key:
DSNY = NYC Department of Sanitationwil
GrowNYC = GrowNYC + Community Compost Partners
Big Reuse = NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse
Battery = The Battery Conservancy

BBG = NYC Compost Project hosted by Brooklyn Botanic Garden
BPCPC = Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Earth Matter = NYC Compost Project hosted by Earth Matter
HRP = Hudson River Park Trust
LESEC = Lower East Side Ecology Center
QBG = NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden

BOROUGH LOCATION DAY TIME PARTNER
Bronx 149th - Grand Concourse COTG
149th St & Grand Concourse (2/5 train)
Fridays 7:15am-11:15am GrowNYC
Bronx 161st St - Yankee Stadium COTG
161st St & River Ave (4/B/D train)
Fridays 7:30am-11:30am GrowNYC
Bronx Andrew Jackson Senior Center
325 E 156th Street
Mondays 9am-1pm DSNY
Bronx Bronx Borough Hall Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 161st St
Tuesdays
Closed for the season
8am-2pm GrowNYC
Bronx BronxWorks Fresh Food Box
1130 Grand Concourse, lobby

Thursdays

2pm-6pm

GrowNYC
Bronx Brook Ave COTG
138th St & Brook Ave (6 train)
Fridays 7am-11am GrowNYC
Bronx

Fordham Plaza COTG (winter)
E Fordham Rd & 3rd Ave

Fridays
Starting Dec 6, 2019, thru Spring 2020

8am-11:30am

GrowNYC
Bronx Fordham Plaza Greenmarket
E Fordham Rd & 3rd Ave
Fridays
Closed for the season
8am-1pm GrowNYC
Bronx La Familia Verde Farmer's Market
E Tremont Ave b/t Lafontaine & Arthur Aves

Tuesdays 
Closed for the season

9am-1pm GrowNYC
Bronx Learn It, Grow It, Eat It Youthmarket
McKinley Square at 169th St & Boston Rd

Wednesdays
Closed for the season

10am-3pm GrowNYC
Bronx New Settlement's 170 Farm Stand
Townsend Ave & 170th St

Wednesdays 
Closed for the season

2:30pm-5:30pm GrowNYC
Bronx Parkchester Greenmarket
Westchester Ave & White Plains Rd
Fridays
Closed for the season
8am-2pm GrowNYC

Bronx

Poe Park Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 192nd St

Tuesdays 
Closed for the season

8am-1:30pm GrowNYC
Bronx

Project HOPE Fresh Food Box
854 Hunts Point Ave b/t Gilbert Pl & Seneca Ave

Wednesdays
Closed December 25 & January 1
3pm-6:30pm GrowNYC
Brooklyn

462 Halsey Community Farm Fresh Food Box
462 Halsey Street
(Relocates to Mt. Lebanon Fresh Food Box for winter)

Saturdays 
May 4 - Nov 30, 2019

11:30am-2:30pm GrowNYC
Brooklyn

Bay Ridge Greenmarket
3rd Ave & 95th St (Walgreen's Parking Lot)

Saturdays 
Closed for the season

8am-1pm DSNY
Brooklyn Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Court & Montague

Saturdays
Thursdays

8am-2pm GrowNYC
Earth Matter
Brooklyn Carroll Gardens Greenmarket
Carroll St b/t Smith & Court
Sundays 8am-1pm DSNY
Brooklyn Cortelyou Greenmarket
b/t Argyle & Rugby Rds
Sundays 8am-1pm DSNY
Brooklyn Ft. Greene Greenmarket
Washington Park b/t Willoughby & DeKalb
Saturdays  8am-3pm GrowNYC
Brooklyn New! Franklin Ave Compost On-the-Go
Franklin Avenue & Eastern Parkway (2/3/4/5 trains)
Tuesdays
Closed December 24
7:30am-10:30am GrowNYC
Brooklyn New! Jefferson St COTG
Wyckoff Ave & Starr St (SE Corner) (L Train)
Thursdays
Beginning Dec 5, 2019

Closed December 26
7:30am-10:30am GrowNYC
Earth Matter
Brooklyn Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
NW corner of Prospect Park
Saturdays 8am-4pm GrowNYC
Earth Matter
Brooklyn McCarren Park Greenmarket
Union Ave and Driggs

Saturdays

8am-3pm*
*New end time starting 12/7/19
GrowNYC
Brooklyn

Mt. Lebanon Fresh Food Box
228 Decatur Street
(Relocates to 462 Halsey Community Farm Fresh Food Box for Summer + Fall)

Saturdays
Beginning Dec 7, 2019
Closed December 28

11:30am-2:30pm

GrowNYC

Brooklyn

Parkside Plaza COTG
Parkside Ave & Ocean Ave

Thursdays
Closed December 26

7:30am-10:30am

GrowNYC
Brooklyn New! Prospect Heights COTG
Park Place & Carlton Ave (B/Q trains)
Thursdays
Closed December 26
7am-10am GrowNYC
BBG
Brooklyn New! Wilson Ave COTG
Wilson Ave & Moffat St (L Train)
Thursdays
Beginning Dec 5, 2019

Closed December 26
8am-11am GrowNYC
Manhattan 57th St Greenmarket
57th St & 10th Ave 

Saturdays
Closed for the season

Wednesdays
Closed for the season

8am-1pm

8am-2pm

DSNY

GrowNYC

Manhattan 79th St Greenmarket
79th & Columbus
Sundays 9am-1pm DSNY
Manhattan 82nd St Greenmarket
82nd St b/t 1st & York
Saturdays 9am-1pm DSNY
Manhattan 92nd Street Greenmarket
1st Ave b/t 92nd & 93rd Sts

Sundays
Closed for the season

9am-1pm DSNY
Manhattan 96th St COTG
96th St & Lexington Ave (6 train)

Wednesdays
Closed December 25 & January 1

7:15am-10:30am DSNY
Manhattan 97th Street Greenmarket
W 97th & Columbus

Fridays
 

8am-2pm GrowNYC
Manhattan 116th St COTG
116th St & Lexington Ave (6 train)

Wednesdays
Closed December 25 & January 1

7:30am-10:30am DSNY
Manhattan 137th St - City College COTG
137th St & Broadway (1 train)

Wednesdays
Closed December 25 & January 1

7:15am-11am DSNY
Manhattan 145th St COTG
145th & Edgecombe (A/B/C/D trains)

Wednesdays
Closed December 25 & January 1

6:30am-10am DSNY
Manhattan 157th St COTG
157th St & Broadway (1 train)

Wednesdays
Closed December 25 & January 1

7am-11am DSNY

Manhattan

175th Street Greenmarket
175th St b/t Broadway & Wadsworth
Thursdays
Closed for the season
8am-2pm GrowNYC
Manhattan 181st St COTG
New Location - Ft. Washington Ave & 181st St (NE corner) (A train)

Wednesdays
Closed December 25 & January 1

6:45am-11:15am DSNY
Manhattan Abingdon Square Greenmarket
W12th St & 8th Ave
Saturdays 8am-1pm DSNY
Manhattan Bowling Green Greenmarket
Broadway at Battery Place
Tuesdays 
Closed December 31
8am-2pm Battery
HRP
Manhattan Cathedral Parkway (110th St) COTG
110th St & Central Park West (B/C trains)

Wednesdays
Closed December 25 & January 1

6:45am-10:15am DSNY
Manhattan Central Park North (110th St) COTG
110th St, St. Nicholas & Lenox Ave (2/3 trains)

Wednesdays
Closed December 25 & January 1

7am-10:15am DSNY
Manhattan Columbia University Greenmarket
Broadway b/t 114th & 115th Sts

Sundays
Thursdays
Closed December 26 & January 2

8am-1pm
8am-3pm

DSNY
GrowNYC

Manhattan Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket
E 47th St & 2nd Ave

Wednesdays
Closed December 25 & January 1

8am-3pm

GrowNYC
Manhattan Dyckman St COTG
Dyckman St & Broadway (A train)

Wednesdays
Closed December 25 & January 1

6:30am-11:30am DSNY
Manhattan Fort Washington Greenmarket
168th St & Ft. Washington Ave

Tuesdays 
Closed for the season

8am-3pm GrowNYC
Manhattan Inwood Greenmarket
Isham b/t Seaman & Cooper

Saturdays

8am-1pm GrowNYC
Manhattan New! Roosevelt Island Farmers Market COTG
Winter Location: Under the Helix, Main Street & Roosevelt Island Bridge 
Summer Location: Hope Church, Main St 
Saturdays
Starting Dec 7, 2019
9am-1:30pm GrowNYC
Manhattan Lenox Hill Fresh Food Box
1st Ave b/t 70th St & 71st St
Tuesdays
Closed December 24 & 31
3:30pm-6:30pm DSNY
Manhattan Tompkins Square Greenmarket
E 7th St & Ave A
Sundays 8am-1pm DSNY
Manhattan Tribeca Greenmarket
Greenwich St at Chambers

Saturdays &
Wednesdays

8am-1pm

DSNY
BPCPC
Manhattan Tucker Square Greenmarket
66th St at Columbus Ave

Saturdays
Thursdays
Closed December 26 & January 2

8am-1pm
8am-3:30pm

DSNY
GrowNYC

Manhattan Union Square Greenmarket
NE Section of Union Square Park

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 

8am-5pm LESEC
Manhattan Uptown Grand Central Fresh Food Box
125th Street at Park Ave
Wednesdays
Closed December 25 & January 1
3pm-7pm GrowNYC
Queens New! Astoria - Broadway COTG
Broadway & 31St St (N/W Trains) 

Fridays
Starting Dec 13, 2019

7:30am-10:30am GrowNYC
Queens New! Briarwood COTG
Queens Blvd & Main St (North Side)

Tuesdays 
Closed December 24

7:45am-10:45am GrowNYC
Queens Corona Greenmarket
Roosevelt Ave at 103rd St

Fridays
Closed for the season

8am-3pm GrowNYC
QBG
Queens New! Ditmars COTG
31st St b/t 23rd Ave & Ditmars Blvd (N/W Trains)

Fridays
Starting, Dec 13, 2019

8am-11am GrowNYC
 
Queens

New! Elmhurst COTG
Broadway b/t 51st Ave & Justice Ave

Tuesdays
Closed December 24

7am-10am GrowNYC
Queens Forest Hills Greenmarket
South side of Queens Blvd & 70th Ave

Sundays

8am-2pm Big Reuse
Queens Jackson Heights Greenmarket
34th Ave b/t 79th & 80th Sts

Sundays

8am-2pm Big Reuse
Queens New! Kew Gardens COTG
Kew Gardens Rd & 81st Ave
Tuesdays
Closed December 24
7:30am-10:30am GrowNYC
Queens New! Rego Park COTG
Queens Blvd & 63rd Dr (SE Corner)
Tuesdays
Closed December 24
7:15am-10:15am GrowNYC
Queens Sunnyside Greenmarket
Skillman Ave b/t 42nd & 43rd St
Saturdays 8am-2pm Big Reuse
Staten Island St. George Greenmarket
St. Marks & Hyatt St
Saturdays 8am-1pm DSNY
Staten Island Staten Island Mall Greenmarket
Marsh Ave & Ring Road (Parking Lot)
Saturdays
May 18 - Dec 21, 2019
8am-1pm DSNY

 

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    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.

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    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.