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 100 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 Sanitation
GrowNYC = GrowNYC + Community Compost Partners
LES Ecology Center = Lower East Side Ecology Center
BIG!NYCCP = NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse
Battery = Battery Conservancy
NYRP = New York Restoration Project
QBG = 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 (B/D train)
Fridays 7:30am-11:15am GrowNYC
Bronx Bronx Borough Hall Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 161st St
Tuesdays
Closed for the 2018 season
8am-2pm GrowNYC
Bronx BronxWorks
1130 Grand Concourse, lobby

Wednesdays 
Last collection 03/13/19

Thursdays
Starting 03/21/19

3pm-6pm

 

2pm-6pm

GrowNYC
Bronx Brook Ave Compost COTG
138th St & Brook Ave (6 train)
Fridays 6:45am-10:45am GrowNYC
Bronx

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

Fridays 

8am-11:30am

GrowNYC
Bronx La Familia Verde Farmer's Market
E Tremont Ave b/t Lafontaine Ave & Arthur Ave

Tuesdays 
Closed for the 2018 season

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

Wednesdays
Closed for the 2018 season

10am-3pm GrowNYC
Bronx

Mary Mitchell Family & Youth Center
2007 Mapes Ave at E178 St

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

10am-6pm GrowNYC
Bronx New Settlement's 170 Farm Stand
Townsend Ave & 170th St

Wednesdays 
Closed for the 2018 season

2:30pm-5:30pm GrowNYC
Bronx Parkchester Greenmarket
Westchester Ave & White Plains Rd
Fridays
Closed for the 2018 season
8am-3pm GrowNYC

Bronx

Poe Park Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 192nd St

Tuesdays 
Closed for the 2018 season

8am-1:30pm GrowNYC
Bronx Project HOPE Fresh Food Box
854 Hunts Point Ave b/t Gilbert Pl & Seneca Ave
Wednesdays 3pm-6:30pm GrowNYC
Bronx

We Stay / Nos Quedamos
754 Melrose Ave b/t 156th & 157th Sts

Tuesdays
starting Nov 27, 2018

12pm-4pm

GrowNYC
Brooklyn

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

Saturdays 
Closed for the 2018 season

11:30am-2:30pm GrowNYC
Brooklyn Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Court & Montague

Saturdays
Thursdays

8am-4pm
8am-2pm
GrowNYC
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 Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
NW corner of Prospect Park
Saturdays 8am-3:30pm GrowNYC
Brooklyn McCarren Park Greenmarket
Union Ave and Driggs

Saturdays

8am-2pm GrowNYC
Brooklyn

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

Saturdays
Dec 1, 2018 - May 18, 2019

11:30am-2:30pm

GrowNYC

Brooklyn

Parkside Plaza COTG
Parkside Ave & Ocean Ave

Thursdays

7:30am-10am

GrowNYC
Manhattan 57th St Greenmarket
57th St & 10th Ave 

Saturdays
Wednesdays
Closed for the 2018 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 2018 season

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

Wednesdays

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

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

Wednesdays

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

Wednesdays

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

Wednesdays

7am-11am DSNY

Manhattan

175th Street Greenmarket
175th St b/t Broadway & Wadsworth
Thursdays
Closed for the 2018 season
8am-2pm GrowNYC
Manhattan 181st St COTG
Ft. Washington Ave b/t 183rd & 185th Sts (A train)

Wednesdays

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  8am-2pm Battery
Manhattan Cathedral Parkway (110th St) COTG
110th St & Central Park West (B/C trains)

Wednesdays

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

Wednesdays

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

Sundays
Thursdays

8am-1pm
8am-3pm

DSNY
GrowNYC

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

Wednesdays

8am-3pm

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

Wednesdays

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

Tuesdays 
Closed for the 2018 season

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

Saturdays
8am-1pm

8am-1pm GrowNYC
Manhattan Lenox Hill Fresh Food Box
1st Ave b/t 70th St & 71st St
Tuesdays 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
GrowNYC
Manhattan Tucker Square Greenmarket
66th St at Columbus Ave

Saturdays
Thursdays

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

DSNY
GrowNYC

Manhattan Union Square Greenmarket
NE Section of Union Square Park

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 

8am-5pm LES Ecology Center
Manhattan Uptown Grand Central Fresh Food Box
125th Street at Park Ave
Wednesdays 3pm-7pm GrowNYC
Queens Corona Greenmarket
Roosevelt Ave at 103rd St

Fridays
Closed for the 2018 season

8am-1pm GrowNYC
QBG
Queens Flushing Greenmarket
Maple Playground, Maple Ave & Kissena Blvd

Wednesdays
Closed for the 2018 season

8am-1pm GrowNYC
QBG
Queens Forest Hills Greenmarket
South side of Queens Blvd & 70th Ave

Sundays

8am-2pm BIG!NYCCP
Queens Jackson Heights Greenmarket
34th Ave b/t 79th & 80th Sts

Sundays

8am-2pm BIG!NYCCP
Queens Sunnyside Greenmarket
Skillman Ave b/t 42nd & 43rd St
Saturdays 8am-2pm BIG!NYCCP
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
Closed for the 2018 season
8am-1pm DSNY

 

GrowNYC and our market partners are hiring seasonal positions - find out more and work with us! 

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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.

  • Education

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